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2,426 Possible Causes for Barrel Chest, Hematocrit Increased, 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[] Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: meta analysis of the effects of anxiety and depression on patient adherence.[] View Article Google Scholar DiMatteo MR, Lepper HS, Croghan TW: Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: meta analysis of the effects of anxiety[]

  • 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.[] Thoracic examination reveals the following: Hyperinflation (barrel chest) Wheezing – Frequently heard on forced and unforced expiration Diffusely decreased breath sounds Hyperresonance[]

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    […] 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[] Over time, many people develop a barrel chest as the size of the lungs increases because of trapped air.[] chest).[]

    Missing: Medication Noncompliance
  • Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism

    noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, dysrhythmias, renal failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections. [13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing lung[] Suggested Baseline Laboratory Studies for Patients with Venous Thromboembolism Test Finding Associated condition Complete blood count Increased hematocrit or platelet count[] Physical examination revealed barrel chest, with obvious use of accessory respiratory muscle.[]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Wall – inspect chest wall for signs of trauma, barrel chest from COPD or accessory muscle use.[] Factors aggravating heart failure • Myocardial ischemia or infarct • Dietary sodium excess • Excess fluid intake • Medication noncompliance • Arrhythmias • Intercurrent illness[] Medication noncompliance: Frequently, diuretics are not taken as prescribed due to the urinary side-effects.[]

  • 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)[] People with COPD sometimes develop a barrel-shaped chest due to an enlargement of the lungs.[]

  • Silicosis

    Frequency United States Accurate assessment of the frequency of silicosis and other pneumoconioses in the United States and in other countries is impossible for many reasons. The number of people who are at risk and who are affected by the disease is unknown because of poor record-keeping practices, time[…][]

    Missing: Medication Noncompliance
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

    Thoracic examination Upon thoracic examination, patients with obstructive lung disease generally have Diffuse wheezing, hyperinflation (barrel chest), Diffusely decreased[] Previous history of venous thromboembolism, morbid obesity, male sex, hypertension, increasing age, and noncompliance with PAP treatment may further increase mortality risk[] This results in polycythemia, abnormally increased numbers of circulating red blood cells and an elevated hematocrit.[]

  • Obesity

    Noncompliance with behavioral recommendations following bariatric surgery. Obes Surg 2005 ;15: 546 - 551 Citing Articles (1519) Letters Article Figures/Media[] The populations in the studies reviewed were generally self‐ or researcher‐selected, and often noncompliant patients were excluded from analyses.[] Correcting for noncompliance and dependent censoring in an AIDS clinical trial with inverse probability of censoring weighted (IPCW) log-rank tests.[]

    Missing: Hematocrit Increased
  • Sleep Apnea

    OSA causes or contributes to hypertension, arterial noncompliance, atherosclerosis, and glucose intolerance.[] In this study, although hematocrit levels were not increased in patients with OSAS, hematocrit was positively correlated with AHI, the severity of index of OSAS.[] In noncompliant patients with extremely severe apnea, tracheostomy may be considered.[]

    Missing: Barrel Chest

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