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40 Possible Causes for Barrel Chest, Chest Pain, Medication Noncompliance

  • Asthma

    A meta-analysis by DiMatteo et al [ 50 ] revealed that patients with a chronic disease and depression were three times more likely to be noncompliant with medical treatment[dx.doi.org] Abstract Precordial catch syndrome is a benign cause of chest pain in children and adolescents that remains underrecognized.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CASE REPORT A 25-year-old male was admitted to the hospital for dyspnea and chest pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections.[13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing[en.wikipedia.org] On the lateral radiograph, a "barrel chest" with widened anterior-posterior diameter may be visualized.[radiopaedia.org] Pleuritic chest pain and cardiac failure were more frequently reported in patients with unexplained AE-COPD and PE.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections.[13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing[en.wikipedia.org] […] respiratory acidosis increased PCO2 CXR decreased lung markings with flattened diaphragm hyperinflated lungs with bullae and/or blebs thin-appearing heart and mediastinum barrel-chest[step2.medbullets.com] Chronic bronchitis is a pulmonary disorder causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes symptomized by cough, shortness of breath, chest pain .[imedpub.com]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections.[13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing[en.wikipedia.org] General physical signs Barrel chest (increased anteroposterior diameter) Diaphragm appears lower and flatter Paradoxical inward movement of the lower ribs and visible interspaces[physio-pedia.com] There were also marked improvements in the individual symptoms, which are the components of BSS - cough, chest pain on coughing, sputum, rales/rhonchi and dyspnoea - in the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Obesity

    Noncompliance with behavioral recommendations following bariatric surgery. Obes Surg 2005 ;15: 546 - 551 Citing Articles (1519) Letters Article Figures/Media[dx.doi.org] In most cases, it presents as typical chest pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The populations in the studies reviewed were generally self‐ or researcher‐selected, and often noncompliant patients were excluded from analyses.[dx.doi.org]

  • Bronchitis

    noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections.[13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing[en.wikipedia.org] General physical signs Barrel chest (increased anteroposterior diameter) Diaphragm appears lower and flatter Paradoxical inward movement of the lower ribs and visible interspaces[physio-pedia.com] In severe cases, general malaise and chest pain may be presented.[symptoma.com]

  • Acute Hyperventilation

    . • Patients who have been noncompliant with instructions for CPAP use prior to surgery and are in need of CPAP post surgery, pose the highest risk of potential complications[slideshare.net] Your assessment reveals that he has a barrel-shaped chest, unilaterally diminished breath sounds, and tachycardia.[quizlet.com] Presenting complaints were dyspnea (61%), paresthesia (35%), chest pain or tightness (43%), muscle spasm (9%), dizziness (13%), palpitations (13%), and panic (30%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism

    noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, dysrhythmias, renal failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections. [13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing lung[en.wikipedia.org] Physical examination revealed barrel chest, with obvious use of accessory respiratory muscle.[omicsonline.org] Chest pain that radiates to one or both shoulders or arms, chest pain that occurs with physical activity, chest pain associated with nausea or vomiting, chest pain accompanied[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Pulmonary Disorder

    Psychological Factors in COPD Depression and anxiety in COPD patients have led to lower exercise tolerance, greater difficulty in stopping smoking, noncompliance with treatment[primarypsychiatry.com] Signs of possible chronic pulmonary disease include clubbing, barrel chest (the increased anterior-posterior diameter of the chest present in some patients with emphysema)[msdmanuals.com] The patient typically presents with cough, chest pain. dyspnoea or haemoptysis in association with multiple bilateral parenchymal nodules.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumothorax

    noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections.[13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing[en.wikipedia.org] .[58] Tension pneumothorax – the presence of which may be suspected due to rapidly deteriorating heart function, absent lung sounds throughout the thorax, and a barrel-shaped[en.wikipedia.org] Shortly thereafter, she was admitted to the hospital with chest pain and required chest drain insertion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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