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32 Possible Causes for Barrel Chest, Dyspnea, Medication Noncompliance

  • Obesity

    Noncompliance with behavioral recommendations following bariatric surgery. Obes Surg 2005 ;15: 546 - 551 Citing Articles (1519) Letters Article Figures/Media[dx.doi.org] It is likely that obesity modifies the clinical picture of COPD because of its effects on the perception of dyspnea and exercise tolerance.[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]

  • 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[doi.org] It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, wheezing, and dyspnea (dyspnea, paroxysmal). Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways.[icd9data.com] A 62-year-old man with asthma presented with a 1-month history of wheezing and exertional dyspnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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[pharmacytimes.com] On the lateral radiograph, a "barrel chest" with widened anterior-posterior diameter may be visualized.[radiopaedia.org] MEASUREMENT OF DYSPNEA IN COPD Section: The two purposes of measuring dyspnea are: to differentiate between patients who have less dyspnea and those who have more dyspnea[dx.doi.org]

  • Psychogenic 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] . #7 If we review only barrel shaped chest, hyperresonant percussion sound, CXR: hyperinflated lung. Patient is ex-smoker.[forums.studentdoctor.net] Keywords: Dyspnea, hyperventilation, panic, psychogenic, sighing How to cite this article: Sahasrabudhe TR. Psychogenic dyspnea.[mjdrdypu.org]

  • 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[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] ., nodular opacities in interstitial lung disease, barrel chest in COPD ) Additional tests to screen for underlying cause Laboratory: HIV test, liver function tests ( portopulmonary[amboss.com] We report the case of a 40-year-old woman who died after 3 days of progressive dyspnea, cough, and pulmonary hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] When the FEV1 falls below about 1 L, patients develop dyspnea during activities of daily living (although dyspnea is more closely related to the degree of dynamic hyperinflation[msdmanuals.com]

  • 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] A 45-year-old woman with a history of recurrent pulmonary embolism was admitted to the emergency clinic with dyspnea, wheezing and tachypnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hyperactive Airway Disease

    However, significantly more PRED patients vomited the study drug in the ED and were noncompliant with it at home.[crashingpatient.com] Barrel chest – Patients may also exhibit an increased anteroposterior diameter of the chest because of severe lung consolidation.[healthfoxx.com] It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, wheezing, and dyspnea (dyspnea, paroxysmal). Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways.[icd10data.com]

  • Chronic Pulmonary Edema

    ) Patient noncompliance with medications (eg, diuretics) Severe anemia Sepsis Thyrotoxicosis Myocarditis Myocardial toxins (eg, alcohol, cocaine, chemotherapeutic agents such[emedicine.medscape.com] Wall – inspect chest wall for signs of trauma, barrel chest from COPD or accessory muscle use.[medictests.com] Pulmonary edema typically results in dyspnea.[pathwaymedicine.org]

  • 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]

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