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73 Possible Causes for Poor Respiratory Effort

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    Extreme doses may result in a decreased effort to breathe (respiratory depression), coma, or death.[en.wikipedia.org] Symptoms at lower doses may include mild sedation and poor coordination. At higher doses, there may be slurred speech, trouble walking, and vomiting.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Malnutrition

    ‘They suffer malnutrition, poor eyesight, bone deformation and respiratory diseases.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] ‘The widespread problem of malnutrition is as much a concern to everyone as the efforts at its amelioration.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com]

  • Ondine Syndrome

    respiratory effort, and hypoxemia that required ventilatory support.[99nicu.org] […] weighing 2000 g, height: 42 cm and a good Apgar score (7’ – 8’) and good adaptation to the extrauterine environment; at the age of 48 hours the newborn presents hypotonia, poor[99nicu.org]

  • Rib Fracture

    Complications Aside from immediate traumatic complications outlined above atelectasis and pneumonia may develop, mainly due to poor respiratory effort secondary to pain, and[radiopaedia.org] Rarely, severe rib injuries (e.g. flail chest) may be treated with ORIF, often in the setting of other severe traumatic injuries and in the hope that respiratory function[radiopaedia.org]

  • Tonic-Clonic Seizure

    respiratory effort Little or no response to inhaler therapy.[nature.com] Signs of life-threatening asthma include any one of the following: Blue tinges at the extremities/lips/earlobes Exhaustion Confusion Decreased level of consciousness Poor[nature.com]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    , which is performed in cases of poor clinical condition and with high support pressure levels, and deep inspiratory efforts, generating high tidal volumes and excessive transpulmonary[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The possible complications of using noninvasive positive-pressure mechanical ventilation in cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome include delays in orotracheal intubation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Status Asthmaticus

    respiratory effort. • Measurements: PEFR 18.[slideshare.net] […] asthma - any one of the following in a patient with severe asthma: • Clinical signs: altered conscious level, exhaustion, arrhythmia, hypotension, cyanosis, silent chest, poor[slideshare.net]

  • Sepsis in Premature Infants

    Close monitoring of vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate and effort, skin color, temperature, and "vigor") is a crucial part of the evaluation of the newborn .[medicinenet.com] Infants may manifest neonatal sepsis by subtle signs such as poor feeding, jaundice , unusual rashes, or more obvious indicators such as seizures , projectile vomiting , or[medicinenet.com]

  • Catatonia

    When respiratory effort is extremely poor, respiratory failure may result. 33 Pulmonary embolus is another common cause of death in patients with catatonia.[primarypsychiatry.com] Multiple risk factors include malnutrition, weak cough, poor respiratory effort, atelectasis, and crowded institutional settings which also makes infection more likely with[primarypsychiatry.com]

  • Bronchiolitis

    respiratory effort, cyanosis or apnoea may indicate life threatening bronchiolitis Respiratory rate 60 breaths/minute Moderate/marked accessory muscle use Nasal flare and[bpac.org.nz] Showing fatigue, poor respiratory effort, maximal accessory muscle use / exhaustion or altered conscious state. Developing circulatory compromise.[kidshealthwa.com] […] rate Minor accessory muscle use Increased heart rate Difficulty feeding Minor dehydration, e.g. increased thirst Crepitations Oxygen saturation 90-95% The presence of poor[bpac.org.nz]

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