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56 Possible Causes for Hypercapnia, Myoclonic Jerking

  • Hypercapnia

    Hypercapnia is defined as carbon dioxide levels more than 45mmHg.[symptoma.com] In this situation the hypercapnia can also be accompanied by respiratory acidosis. [8] Diagnosis [ edit ] Laboratory values [ edit ] Hypercapnia is generally defined as a[en.wikipedia.org] However, the correction of hypoxia overrides strategies to avert oxygen-related hypercapnia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tetanus

    Four hundred patients with suspected tetanus were studied to determine the value of the spatula test to diagnose tetanus. A positive test result (reflex spasm of the masseters on touching the posterior pharyngeal wall) was seen in 359 (94%) of 380 patients with tetanus and in no patient without tetanus.[…][web.archive.org]

  • Status Epilepticus

    […] address life threats Manage airway with recovery position, airway adjuncts and intubation if required Optimise oxygenation and provide ventilatory support as needed (prone to hypercapnia[lifeinthefastlane.com] Myoclonic jerks ceased completely and electroencephalogram showed no epileptiform discharges 2 days after VPA treatment onset, with recovery of baseline neurological status[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Seizures continued with frequent myoclonic jerks localized on the face and upper arms. EEG showed seizure activity with spikes on rhythmic continuous waves.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Respiratory Acidosis

    Moderate hypercapnia had no effect on these parameters.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs include gait disturbance, tremor, blunted deep tendon reflexes, myoclonic jerks, asterixis, and papilledema.[merckmanuals.com] Frank papilledema (pseudotumor cerebri) and motor disturbances (myoclonic jerks, flapping tremor, and seizures).[slideshare.net]

  • Extrapulmonary Alveolar Hypoventilation

    Signs include gait disturbance, tremor, blunted deep tendon reflexes, myoclonic jerks, asterixis, and papilledema.[msdmanuals.com] V/Q dysfunction mechanisms in the pulmonary parenchyma may cause hypoxemia and/or hypercapnia.[xlung.net] -Usually around 500 mL or 7 mL/Kg of body weight What is permissive hypercapnia?[quizlet.com]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    Clinical findings include seizures, ataxia, alopecia and dermatitis with atypical findings of myoclonic jerks, neuropathy and spastic paraparesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] metabolic encephalopathy are: Physiologic: Glucose, oxygen or metabolic cofactors (which are usually vitamin-derived) deficits, manifested by hypoxia, hypoglycemia, ischemia, hypercapnia[symptoma.com] Synchronous myoclonic jerks in all limbs can be seen in any patient who is slipping in and out of a drowsy sleep—also known as sleep-onset myoclonus.[aneskey.com]

  • Myxedema Coma

    The patient was admitted to the medicine floor for investigation of myoclonic jerks. About 3 h later, the patient was noted to be stuporous and non-verbalizing.[termedia.pl] Low blood sugar, low blood pressure, hyponatremia, hypercapnia, hypoxia, slowed heart rate, and hypoventilation may also occur. [1] Myxedema, although included in the name[en.wikipedia.org] Respiratory muscle weakness Mechanical obstruction by a large tongue Sleep apnea Degree of hypoventilation and hypercapnia is not usually clinically important Hyponatremia[lilywhite.us]

  • Acidosis

    Frank papilledema (pseudotumor cerebri) and motor disturbances (myoclonic jerks, flapping tremor, and seizures).[slideshare.net] CONCLUSION: Patients receiving midazolam had a more than doubled risk of respiratory depression as mirrored by hypercapnia and acidosis, but not hypoxemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Many patients with chronic hypercapnia and respiratory acidosis are also hypoxemic.[emedicine.com]

  • Meperidine

    Monitor for tremors, myoclonic jerking or seizures as an indication of normeperidine accumulation.[acilbook.com] […] obstructive pulmonary disease or cor pulmonale, patients having a substantially decreased respiratory reserve, and patients with preexisting respiratory depression, hypoxia, or hypercapnia[thassodotcom.wordpress.com] […] contraindicated; patients with significant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cor pulmonale, and those with a substantially decreased respiratory reserve, hypoxia, hypercapnia[reference.medscape.com]

  • Western Equine Encephalomyelitis

    Abstract The alveolar hypoventilation syndrome, characterized by arterial hypercapnia, develops when alveolar ventilation falls below a critical value.[annals.org]

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