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180 Possible Causes for Lethal Respiratory Failure

  • Hyperkalemia

    […] therapist); preferred over alkali therapy in patients with renal failure Increase potassium excretion by administering diuretics or gastrointestinal cation-exchange medications[] Emergency dialysis for patients with potentially lethal hyperkalemia that is unresponsive to more conservative measures or with complete renal failure Medications for increasing[] […] potassium uptake by cells Correct severe metabolic acidosis with sodium bicarbonate Consider beta-adrenergic agonist therapy (eg, nebulized albuterol, 10 mg, administered by a respiratory[]

  • Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia

    respiratory failure.[] Alveolar capillary dysplasia (ACD) is a rare and lethal cause of hypoxic respiratory failure in the neonate.[] Abstract Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACDMPV) is a rare, lethal cause of neonatal respiratory failure and persistent pulmonary hypertension[]

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    High lethality was observed in these 28 cases. During hospitalization, 65.4% of the patients remained in Killip I.[] […] ventricular failure reported with no Killip classification; and in 20, the information was not available in the medical records.[] The 28 patients, whose Killip classes on admission- had not been reported, were as follows: 3 had associated respiratory findings, which prevented classification; 5 had left[]

  • Burn Injury

    Electrocution may cause sudden respiratory failure by paralyzing respiratory muscles. High-voltage burns will either be true electrocutions or arc burns.[] Low voltages can be lethal and may create such dysrhythmias as asystole, atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation.[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Respiratory failure leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome as a consequence of cryptococcal disease has been infrequently addressed in the literature.[] This concept is termed biotrauma and may be the primary cause of death in patients with ARDS, as respiratory failure is rarely lethal and most of the time can be sufficiently[] Although the most common and worrisome disease manifestation is meningoencephalitis, pulmonary cryptococcosis has the potential to be lethal.[]

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

    The clinical course of aPAP is variable; in severe cases, patients develop lethal respiratory failure due to pulmonary fibrosis.[]

  • Pulmonary Tumor Embolism

    Bone marrow necrosis after vessel occlusion and activation of the clotting system, which may cause FE in SCD and even severe respiratory failure, accounts for 33% of sudden[] Both pulmonary thromboemboli and FE have been found in lethal cases of liposuction.[]

  • Acute Respiratory Failure

    Since liver abscess is potentially lethal and respiratory failure on admission is an additional risk factor of mortality, V-V ECMO may serve as an adjunctive choice of artificial[] The case gradually recovered from multiple organ failure and was discharged from the ICU on day 22 and from the hospital on day 53.[]

  • Unresolved Pneumonia

    failure. 5 The most frequent causes of lethal CAP are Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila . 6 The mortality from acute pneumonia has not declined significantly[] 1% among outpatients and 8% to 14% among hospitalized adults and can reach 50% when intensive care unit admission is needed for the management of severe sepsis or acute respiratory[]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

    Delirium tremens can also lead to cardiac arrhythmia and respiratory failure, which can be fatal if left untreated.[] Severe dehydration can lead to seizures, which can easily become lethal, especially if they occur in a home environment.[]

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