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2,288 Possible Causes for Periodic Breathing

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Gross body movements and periodic breathing were also increased.[] Shortness of breath Wheezing Severe sore throat, headache or sinus pain For children — in general, your child doesn't need to see the doctor for a common cold.[] When to see a doctor For adults — seek medical attention if you have: Fever greater than 101.3 F (38.5 C) Fever lasting five days or more or returning after a fever-free period[]

  • Acute Mountain Sickness

    The fraction of TIB spent with periodic breathing was determined as the sum of all cycle times of periodic breathing divided by TIB.[] Periodic breathing is a common breathing pattern during sleep at high altitude.[] Periodic breathing seems not to play a predominant role in the pathogenesis of acute mountain sickness.[]

  • Brain Stem Infarction

    Oku Y, Okada M (2008) Periodic breathing and dysphagia associated with a localized lateral medullary infarction. Respirology (Carlton, Vic.) 13: 608–610.[] Siccoli MM, Valko PO, Hermann DM, Bassetti CL (2008) Central periodic breathing during sleep in 74 patients with acute ischemic stroke - neurogenic and cardiogenic factors[] Henderson LA, Macey KE, Macey PM, Woo MA, Yan-Go FL, et al. (2006) Regional brain response patterns to cheyne-stokes breathing.[]

  • Brain Stem Herniation

    Left uncorrected, the heart rate will increase, breathing will become shallow with periods of apnea, and the blood pressure will begin to fall.[] As intracranial pressure continues to increase, the patient’s heart rate will increase, breathing will became shallow, periods of apnea will occur, and blood pressure will[] The rising systolic pressure results in widened pulse pressures, bradycardia and irregular breathing.[]

  • Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Your baby may have any of the following: He has fast breathing, or periods of no breathing. He makes grunting sounds, especially when he exhales.[] The infant becomes progressively obtunded and flaccid and experiences long periods of apnea interspersed with periods of irregular breathing.[] Methylxanthines increase minute ventilation, improve CO 2 sensitivity, decrease hypoxic depression, enhance diaphragmatic activity, and decrease periodic breathing [ 2 ].[]

  • Brain Death

    […] over a period that can last for several minutes when removed from the ventilator.[] Case presentation A 62-year-old white female collapsed at home after a period of shortness of breath and "foaming at the mouth."[] Indeed, relevant to one of the two recent cases in the news, “brain dead” pregnant women with intensive care support have been able to gestate viable fetuses over a period[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Most ARDS survivors also report going through a period of depression, which is treatable. Problems with memory and thinking clearly.[] […] of unassisted breathing [ 73 ].[] […] point of the breath cycle.[]

  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

    Even in the absence of heart disease, acute and chronic hypoxia have been shown to promote sleep-related periodic breathing with central apnea characterized by a repetitive[] Sleep disordered breathing is frequently observed in patients with cardiovascular disease.[]

  • Friedreich Ataxia

    PATIENT AND TREATMENT: A 44-year-old man with severe Friedreich ataxia displayed arduous periodic breathing associated with minor desaturation as well as obstructive or mixed[] After treatment, striking clinical improvement of spastic dysphonia was accompanied by significant diminution in the time spent in periodic breathing and in the number of[]

  • Persistent Vegetative State

    During the baseline period breathing air, 15 patients (the PVS-IB) exhibited irregular breathing (IB), whereas the other 12 (the PVS-OB) displayed oscillatory breathing (OB[] We investigated the breathing patterns of 27 patients in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) and 15 normal control volunteers.[]

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