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49 Possible Causes for Grunting, Prolonged Expiration

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    expiration Pulmonary decompression injury Radiation respiratory disease Respiratory obstruction Respiratory tract congestion Respiratory tract infection Shrinking lung syndrome[] Difficulty in breathing as shown by intermittent apnoea, grunting and not feeding.[] Partial obstruction of airway by foreign body Partial obstruction of airway by tongue Partially obstructed airway Pendelluft Polycythemia due to cyanotic respiratory disease Prolonged[]

  • Bronchiolitis

    expiration End-respiratory crackles on auscultation Investigations RSV – can be easily tested for with nasopharyngeal mucous secretions.[] Significant multivariable predictors and their odds ratios (ORs) were as follows: age (0.9), oxygen saturation (1.3), apnea (3.4), dehydration (3.2), nasal flaring and/or grunting[] On physical exam, he has increased work of breath with nasal flaring, grunting, and intercostal retractions. He also has bilateral wheezes.[]

  • Asthma

    […] forced expiration (wheezing).[] […] with exercise • Chest tightness (a young child may say that his chest “hurts” or “feels funny”) • Fatigue (your child may slow down or stop playing) • Problems feeding or grunting[] This recurrently results in one or more of the following symptoms: Tightness in the chest Labored breathing Coughing Noises in the chest heard particularly during a prolonged[]

  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

    Term or post term Umbilical cord and fingernails are stained yellow or green Stained vernix Exhibits respiratory distress at birth with meconium stained fluid Prolonged expiration[] Tachypnea, grunting, and respiratory insufficiency are the main manifestations of this syndrome.[] Affected newborns have bluish skin, rapid and labored breathing, and can make a grunting sound when breathing out.[]

  • Mechanical Ventilation

    expiration Decrease I time Increase flow Sedate if necessary Increase extrinsic PEEP (2/3 intrinsic)[] ET tube/trach cuff leak (pt speaking, grunting) Respiratory arrest. Oversedation. Change in pt condition.[] In addition, physical examination reveals grunting and significant supra-sternal and inter-costal retractions.[]

  • Bronchial Compression

    Physical examination showed that he was cyanotic, tachypneic, and dyspneic at rest with prolonged expiration and accessory muscle use.[] It may range in severity from grunting, rapid breathing, and an oxygen requirement to severe respiratory failure requiring aggressive ventilator support or extracorporeal[] Chandrasekhar) Prolonged expiration (Dr. A.J. Chandrasekhar) Pursed lip breathing (Dr. A.J. Chandrasekhar) Diaphragmatic breathing (Dr. A.J.[]

  • Croup

    Listening to the chest through a stethoscope may reveal prolonged inspiration or expiration, wheezing , and decreased breath sounds.[] […] your child has any of the following symptoms: starts dribbling or cannot swallow cannot bend their neck forward is not having enough fluid makes a high pitched noise or grunt[] ‘See-saw’ chest and abdomen; recession: subcostal, sternal, intercostal, tracheal tug; nasal flaring Posture Infant Arching backwards Child Tripod position Noise Infants grunt[]

  • Atypical Pneumonia

    The answer Not toxic No signs of consolidation Diffuse small airway obstruction hyperinflation prolonged expiration Bullae in tympanic membrane (bullous myringitis) in mycoplasma[] Here's what to look for: a fever of 101 F (38.5 C) or below headache, chills, sore throat , and other cold or flu-like symptoms fast breathing or breathing with grunting or[]

  • Acute Respiratory Infection

    expiration  Hyper-resonant percussion notes  Chest hyperinflation  Liver/spleen palpable  Bronchiolitis obliterans EXAMINATION FINDINGS IN BRONCHIOLITIS 59.   DIAGNOSIS[] Severe Pneumonia Chest indrawing Nasal flaring Grunting ( short sounds made with the voice) Cyanosis Treatment Refer urgently to hospital Treat fever ( paracetamol), wheezing[] […] chest indrawing or Fast breathing over 60/min or any other danger sign Stopped feeding well Convulsions Less movements than normal Stridor Fever or low body temperature Grunting[]

  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans

    Auscultation of the lungs revealed prolonged expiration and bilateral crepitant rales. CXR revealed bilateral paracardiac infiltration.[] […] example, retraction of muscles between the ribs or above the sternum (breast bone) Nasal flaring with inspiration Respiratory rate greater than 70 inspirations per minute and grunting[]

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