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11 Possible Causes for Barrel Chest, Impaired Exercise Tolerance, 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] […] counselling; educational package Broom w3 531 with hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, or dyslipidaemia, 1 year follow-up (UK) 46 37.1 101 Orlistat 120 mg three times[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] Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: meta analysis of the effects of anxiety and depression on patient adherence.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[doi.org]

  • 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] It has not helped us understand why some patients with severe FEV1 impairment have better exercise tolerance compared with others with similar FEV1 values.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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[step2.medbullets.com] noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections.[13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing[en.wikipedia.org] Pharmacological therapy is aimed at relieving symptoms; improving exercise tolerance and quality of life; slowing decline and even improving lung function; or preventing or[doi.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]

  • 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] These signs may be obscured by obesity or by a barrel chest with increased anteroposterior diameter.[tmj.ro]

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

  • Bronchitis

    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] noncompliance, cardiac ischemia, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, pulmonary emboli, hypertension, and infections.[13] Treatment efforts are directed towards decreasing[en.wikipedia.org] Pharmacological therapy is aimed at relieving symptoms; improving exercise tolerance and quality of life; slowing decline and even improving lung function; or preventing or[doi.org]

  • 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] Pharmacological therapy is aimed at relieving symptoms; improving exercise tolerance and quality of life; slowing decline and even improving lung function; or preventing or[dx.doi.org]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Wall – inspect chest wall for signs of trauma, barrel chest from COPD or accessory muscle use.[medictests.com] Factors aggravating heart failure • Myocardial ischemia or infarct • Dietary sodium excess • Excess fluid intake • Medication noncompliance • Arrhythmias • Intercurrent illness[slideshare.net] ., kidney stones, urinary retention ) Further tests Cardiac stress test (exercise tolerance test) to assess the functional impairment due to HF or other conditions (particularly[amboss.com]

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