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34 Possible Causes for Barrel Chest, Cough, 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[] She denied any chest pain, cough, fever, orthopnea, or leg swelling. She was afebrile and normotensive, and her physical examination was unremarkable.[] A 33 year old female healthcare worker with a history of cough variant asthma presented with 2 weeks of dyspnea and cough that she believed to be due to recurring exposure[]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    […] with medications, and the presence of serious comorbidities. 6,7 GOALS OF TREATMENT The main goals of treatment for patients with COPD are to optimize their pulmonary capacity[] On the lateral radiograph, a "barrel chest" with widened anterior-posterior diameter may be visualized.[] BACKGROUND: Cough and sputum production (symptoms of bronchitis) are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).[]

  • Obesity

    Noncompliance with behavioral recommendations following bariatric surgery. Obes Surg 2005 ;15: 546 - 551 Citing Articles (1519) Letters Article Figures/Media[] A 64-year-old woman with a medical history of obesity and laparoscopic gastric banding presented to urgent care with 1 month of dry, continuous cough.[] The populations in the studies reviewed were generally self‐ or researcher‐selected, and often noncompliant patients were excluded from analyses.[]

  • 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[] Signs of possible chronic pulmonary disease include clubbing, barrel chest (the increased anterior-posterior diameter of the chest present in some patients with emphysema)[] We report the case of a 20 years old male who presented with a 12-month history of worsening dry cough.[]

  • Cor Pulmonale

    Acute Precipitating Factors Include (1) excessive Na intake, (2) noncompliance with heart failure medications, (3) acute MI (may be silent), (4) exacerbation of hypertension[] ., nodular opacities in interstitial lung disease, barrel chest in COPD ) Additional tests to screen for underlying cause Laboratory: HIV test, liver function tests ( portopulmonary[] We report the case of a 40-year-old woman who died after 3 days of progressive dyspnea, cough, and pulmonary hypertension.[]

  • Hyperactive Airway Disease

    However, significantly more PRED patients vomited the study drug in the ED and were noncompliant with it at home.[] Barrel chest – Patients may also exhibit an increased anteroposterior diameter of the chest because of severe lung consolidation.[] Read Full » My son often suffers with dry cough. Why? Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.6 years old. He is having dry cough for the last 8 to 10 weeks.[]

  • Chronic Pulmonary Edema

    ) Patient noncompliance with medications (eg, diuretics) Severe anemia Sepsis Thyrotoxicosis Myocarditis Myocardial toxins (eg, alcohol, cocaine, chemotherapeutic agents such[] Wall – inspect chest wall for signs of trauma, barrel chest from COPD or accessory muscle use.[] Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, and trouble exercising.[]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Factors aggravating heart failure • Myocardial ischemia or infarct • Dietary sodium excess • Excess fluid intake • Medication noncompliance • Arrhythmias • Intercurrent illness[] Wall – inspect chest wall for signs of trauma, barrel chest from COPD or accessory muscle use.[] Coughing. Edema occurs most often in the legs.[]

  • Pulmonary Atypical Mycobacterial Infection

    The single clinical trial using clarithromycin monotherapy noted only 1 case of acquired clarithromycin resistance (8% of patients), in a noncompliant patient who prematurely[] They may also have curvature of the spine, barrel chest, and heart valve weakness.[] The most common respiratory symptoms of NTM lung disease are: Cough that won't go away Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) Shortness of breath when active Other symptoms of NTM[]

  • 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[] Your assessment reveals that he has a barrel-shaped chest, unilaterally diminished breath sounds, and tachycardia.[] […] of the cough [ 8 ].[]

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