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52 Possible Causes for Cor Pulmonale, Hematocrit Increased, Somnolence

  • Sleep Apnea

    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.[omicsonline.org] In epilepsy patients with risk factors (eg, obesity) or markers (eg, habitual snoring, daytime somnolence) for sleep apnea, a careful sleep history should be elicited and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vol 8, No 3 (Autumn 2009) Introduction Cor pulmonale has a well-described association with chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD[phaonlineuniv.org]

  • Ayerza Syndrome

    Erythrocytosis refers to an increase in the concentration of erythrocytes, however, whether measured as number of cells, hemoglobin, or packed cell volume (hematocrit).[enotes.tripod.com] […] also Disorder, psychosomatic) 306.9 disorder 300.81 Somatoform disorder 300.82 atypical 300.82 severe 300.81 undifferentiated 300.82 Somnambulism 307.46 hysterical 300.13 Somnolence[theodora.com] Ayerza syndrome - sclerosis of the pulmonary arteries in chronic cor pulmonale.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Secondary Polycythemia

    Cough or dyspnea point to a respiratory or cardiac cause; insomnia, snoring and daytime somnolence suggest sleep apnea.[oncologynurseadvisor.com] increase in blood volume, and only severe increases in hematocrit are detrimental.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] SP may be associated with any of the following diseases: Hypoventilation Sleep apnea Chronic bronchitis Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Pulmonary hypertension and cor[symptoma.com]

  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

    […] that is diagnosed when all of the following criteria are satisfied: body-mass index 30 kg/m(2); apnea hypopnea index 30; PaCO2 45 mm Hg (in the daytime); and marked daytime somnolence[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This results in polycythemia, abnormally increased numbers of circulating red blood cells and an elevated hematocrit.[en.wikipedia.org] A physical exam may reveal: Bluish color in the lips, fingers, toes, or skin ( cyanosis ) Reddish skin Signs of right-sided heart failure ( cor pulmonale ), such as swollen[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Neither patient exhibited daytime somnolence, although both were subsequently found to have severe obstructive sleep apnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] in number of red blood cells and/or the amount of hemoglobin (Hb) per unit volume of blood. the most appropriate hematological parameter for assessment is the hematocrit[erj.ersjournals.com] References: [14] [15] Complications Hypertension Hypoxia -induced cardiac arrhythmia Pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale Global respiratory insufficiency Cardiac infarction[amboss.com]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Patients with exacerbations accompanied by retention of carbon dioxide may be lethargic or somnolent, a very different appearance.[merckmanuals.com] Edema in cor pulmonale. Lancet 1975 ; ii: 1289 – 1290. Google Scholar 27 Richens JM Howard P. Oedema in cor pulmonale. Clin Sci 1982 ; 62: 255 – 259.[doi.org] A pathophysiological study of 10 cases of hypoxic cor pulmonale. Q J Med 1988 ; 66: 65 – 85.[doi.org]

  • Asthma

    With advanced hypercarbia, bradypnea, somnolence, and profuse diaphoresis may be present; almost no breath sounds may be heard; and the patient is willing to lie recumbent[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Hypoxia

    Subjective symptoms may include fatigue, lassitude (state of exhaustion), somnolence (drowsiness, sleepiness), dizziness, headache, breathlessness, and euphoria.[mountainflying.com] Chronic alveolar hypoxia is the main factor leading to development of cor pulmonale--right ventricular hypertrophy with or without overt right ventricular failure--in patients[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Such history may include (but should not be limited to) habitual snoring with gasping, daytime somnolence, and presence of tonsillar and adenoidal hypertrophy on examination[bloodjournal.org]

  • Pulmonary Disorder

    […] common symptoms include anxiety, arm and shoulder pain, tenderness in the calf of the leg, erythema nodosum, swelling of the face, headache, hoarseness, joint pain, and somnolence[texaspulmonary.com] […] with cor pulmonale survive longer than five years.[sleepfoundation.org] […] common symptoms include anxiety, arm and shoulder pain, and tenderness in the calf of the leg, erythema nodosum, swelling of the face, headache, hoarseness, joint pain, and somnolence[conferenceseries.com]

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    Patients with exacerbations accompanied by retention of carbon dioxide may be lethargic or somnolent, a very different appearance.[msdmanuals.com] Cor pulmonale with right ventricular heart failure is a common result. In some patients secondary polycythemia results from chronic hypoxemia.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] However, there was one serious adverse event described as a severe episode of somnolence in the active treatment group. 5.2 Studies in children We included two trials with[doi.org]

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