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1,857 Possible Causes for Hypoxemia

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    The presence of upper respiratory infection is an additional factor increasing the susceptibility of small children to hypoxemia.[] Laryngotracheitis Hospitalization may be necessary in patients with laryngotracheitis, especially in infants and young children who have hypoxemia, volume depletion, a risk[]

  • Pneumonia

    CASE REPORT We describe the case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea, cough, and significant hypoxemia requiring high-flow oxygen supplement with bilateral lung[] She was emergently admitted to our hospital due to the worsening exertional dyspnea and severe hypoxemia.[] One week after admission, she developed fever, dyspnea, hypoxemia, tachycardia, and increased serum C-reactive protein level.[]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    It is characterized by severe worsening of dyspnea, hypoxemia and new or progressive opacities on imaging studies.[] Despite intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy and empiric nitric oxide treatment, he expired on the 35th day after admission due to profound hypoxemia.[] The patient had a 6-month history of worsening dyspnea when first seen, and he later died of multisystem organ failure and recalcitrant hypoxemia.[]

  • Pharyngitis

    However, hypoxemia, hypotension and\or significant tachypnea are not and suggests another process may be present.[]

  • Influenza

    Patients appear severely ill, with productive bloody cough, hypoxemia, an elevated white blood cell (WBC) count, and multiple cavitary infiltrates on chest radiography. [31[]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Supplemental oxygen is used to treat hypoxemia (too little oxygen in the blood) and has been shown to reduce mortality in chronic bronchitis patients.[] […] inflammation of the small airways — asthma or bronchiolitis — which typically presents as progressive cough accompanied by wheezing, tachypnea, respiratory distress, and hypoxemia[] Supplemental oxygen is prescribed for patients with low arterial blood-oxygen levels (hypoxemia), and antibiotics are often given for significant acute exacerbations.[]

  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

    Thus, in obese patients treated with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, a paradoxical worsening of hypoxemia may reveal the existence of a patent foramen ovale.[] While healthy people can tolerate the lower arterial oxygen tension at this pressure, those with respiratory disease may develop severe hypoxemia.[] Two patients with the Pickwickian syndrome and with life-threatening sleep hypoxemia were treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) applied through the nares[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Refractory hypoxemia, defined as PaO2 less than 60 mm Hg on FiO2 of 1.0, occurred in 138 (21%) patients.[] Hypercapnia and hypoxemia persisted despite ventilator support even at traumatic levels.[] A 30 year-old Hispanic man with no significant previous medical history presented with refractory hypoxemia after flu-like symptoms.[]

  • Asthma

    Although the wheezing symptoms disappeared after systemic corticosteroid therapy, the exertional dyspnea and hypoxemia did not improve.[] Wheezing may be absent (associated with most severe airway obstruction), and severe hypoxemia may manifest as bradycardia.[]

  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

    Hepatopulmonary syndrome is characterized by advanced liver disease, hypoxemia, and intrapulmonary shunting.[] His hypoxemia improved slowly following liver transplantation, requiring tracheostomy and prolonged ventilator dependence.[] On the basis of the most commonly applied definition in 27 identified studies, we objectively defined severe postoperative hypoxemia as hypoxemia requiring a 100% fraction[]

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