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10 Possible Causes for Decreased Vocal Fremitus, 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] The populations in the studies reviewed were generally self‐ or researcher‐selected, and often noncompliant patients were excluded from analyses.[dx.doi.org] Correcting for noncompliance and dependent censoring in an AIDS clinical trial with inverse probability of censoring weighted (IPCW) log-rank tests.[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]

  • Morbid Obesity

    Morbid obesity is associated with liver pathology, most commonly non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) leading to cirrhosis. However, the morbid obesity impedes qualification for organ transplantation. We present a case report of a 56-year-old woman who underwent bariatric procedure followed by liver transplantation[…][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] AECOPD. 5 Various risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing AECOPD include prior exacerbations, increasing grade of airflow limitation, female gender, smoking, noncompliance[pharmacytimes.com]

  • Unresolved Pneumonia

    For example, consider a patient presenting with fluid overload who has been noncompliant with dialysis and has a history of congestive heart failure (CHF).[fortherecordmag.com] vocal fremitus, decreased or NO breath sounds on affected side, tympany on percussion, tracheal deviation to opposite side CXR may show mediasinal shift![quizlet.com] . • Possibility of antimicrobial failure : *patient noncompliance *improper dosage. *review antibiotic resistant pathogen. *review sensitivities.[slideshare.net]

  • Leukoplakia

    […] patients reported muscle pain, and two patients reported dry mouthThe use of systemic retinoids is not indicated in cases of (1) pregnancy or probability of pregnancy; (2) noncompliance[slideshare.net] Vocal fold underadduction Vocal fremitus decreased Vocal fremitus increased Vocal nodules in adults Vocal nodules in children Applies To Abscess of vocal cords Cellulitis[icd9data.com] […] cord obliterated Vocal cord palsy Vocal cord prolapse Vocal cord pseudocyst Vocal cord strain Vocal cord ulcer Vocal cords erythematous Vocal cords swelling Vocal cords thickened[icd9data.com]

  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction

    When evaluating these patients, there is a broad differential diagnosis that can be considered including noncompliance/nonadherence, ongoing allergen exposure, chronic rhinosinusitis[doi.org] Vocal fold underadduction Vocal fremitus decreased Vocal fremitus increased Vocal nodules in adults Vocal nodules in children Applies To Abscess of vocal cords Cellulitis[icd9data.com] […] cord obliterated Vocal cord palsy Vocal cord prolapse Vocal cord pseudocyst Vocal cord strain Vocal cord ulcer Vocal cords erythematous Vocal cords swelling Vocal cords thickened[icd9data.com]

  • Hydropneumothorax

    All had pneumothoraces that occupied at least 30% of the hemithorax; all were asymptomatic; all had underlying parenchymal disease and noncompliant lungs.[ajronline.org] , Asimetric, right massa -, retraction - chest decrease, massa -, retraction Right chest tactil fremitus & vocal fremitus decrease Right chest tactil fremitus & vocal fremitus[docshare.tips] , decrease, massa -, chest decrease, massa -, retraction massa -, retraction retraction Right chest Right chest tactil tactil fremitus & fremitus & vocal vocal fremitus fremitus[docshare.tips]

  • Familial Spontaneous Pneumothorax

    (probably related to nonuniform distribution of the medication aerosol).[ernights.blogspot.com] Sign Up What is a probable diagnosis for a young healthy adult with difficulty breathing, chest pain, decreased breath sounds on one side, and decreased vocal and tactile[knowledge.statpearls.com] PCP is now primarily seen in patients who are noncompliant with HIV therapy or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis or those taking inhaled pentamidine for PCP prophylaxis[ernights.blogspot.com]

  • Pleural Tuberculosis

    Noncompliance with the medication regimen is the major cause of treatment failure. Without treatment, the disease will progress and lead to disability and death.[emedicinehealth.com] […] over the fluid, diminished breath sounds on the affected side, decreased vocal resonance and fremitus (though this is an inconsistent and unreliable sign), and pleural friction[en.wikipedia.org] Directly observed therapy is strongly recommended to encourage medication compliance. 12 A detailed discussion of baseline evaluation, antituberculous therapy, and follow-up[aafp.org]

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