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29 Possible Causes for Dyspnea with Sudden Onset, Hypercapnia, Patient Appears Acutely Ill

  • Pulmonary Edema

    Sudden onset of dyspnea. Severe anxiety, restlessness, irritability. Cool, moist skin.[] […] pre-existing lung disease (but even in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), give high oxygen flow initially but monitor with blood gases to ensure hypercapnia[] onset of dyspnea.[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Definition Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), is a life-threatening condition which is characterised by the sudden onset of severe dyspnea and hypoxaemia [1].[] Hypercapnia and hypoxemia persisted despite ventilator support even at traumatic levels.[] PEEP will be titrated individually against peripheral oxygen saturation, targeting lower tidal volumes by a permissive approach to hypercapnia.[]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    These SRDB cause arousals, hypoxemia-reoxygenation, hypercapnia-hypocapnia, and changes in intrathoracic pressure.[] Respiratory muscle fatigue may be diagnosed by a decrease in respiratory rate, associated with hypercapnia and confused state of mind.[] […] both CSA and OSA, is associated with three immediate adverse biological consequences: A) arterial blood gas abnormalities consisting of repetitive episodes of hypoxemia/hypercapnia[]

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    Aspiration of leguminous vegetables can cause a granulomatous pneumonitis know as lentil aspiration pneumonia that manifest on radiologic studies with small, poorly defined nodular opacities. We report two cases of lentil aspiration pneumonia that manifested with nodules up to 1.0 cm in diameter on radiographs and CT,[…][]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    101 ) have recently developed a method for normocapnic hyperpnea that allows for an increase in minute ventilation, and thus increased clearance of COHb, without harmful hypercapnia[]

  • Opiate Overdose

    Clinically, heroin-induced lung injury will present with sudden onset of dyspnea, frothy sputum, cyanosis, tachypnea, and rales- features consistent with pulmonary edema.[]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Sudden onset of symptoms and rapid illness progression are associated with bacterial pneumonias.[] Chest pain, dyspnea, hemoptysis (when clearly delineated from hematemesis), decreased exercise tolerance, and abdominal pain from pleuritis are also highly indicative of a[]

  • Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

    HIV/AIDS, SLE, organ transplantation, immunosuppressants) sudden onset chest pain and dyspnea suggests pneumothorax Exam tachypnea tachycardia signs of pneumothorax lung exam[] Assessment History Patients with PCP often appear acutely ill and weak.[] A decrease in oxygen saturation as measured by pulse oximetry during exercise suggests PCP, especially in the patient who has minimal symptoms, does not appear acutely ill[]

  • Haemophilus Influenzae Pneumonia

    The onset is often sudden with sore throat, fever, dyspnea progressing to dysphagia, pooling of oral secretions, and drooling.[]

  • Flail Chest

    He was brought to the emergency department (ED) by his family due to a sudden onset of dyspnea. His family reported that the time to ED visit was nearly 10 minutes.[]

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