Children with airway obstruction
caused by MTB are treated with the standard 3-drug regimen to which corticosteroids (prednisone 2 mg/kg/d) are added for the first month of treatment.
But the immediate cause of Seurat's death was probably extension of the laryngeal membrane, causing acute airway obstruction
After adjustment for age, gender, smoking, exposure to occupational dust or fumes, and common respiratory infections in childhood, odds ratios for airway obstruction
However, she immediately developed airway obstruction
with inspiratory stridor and became cyanosed.
The study, published in the November edition of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, investigated the relationship between allergen sensitization and increased severity of airway obstruction
in 45 urban, non-smoking patients, age 60 or older, who were physician-diagnosed with asthma.
Keywords used to search the database included hypoxia (excluding hanging, drowning, strangulation), oesophageal intubation, failed intubation and airway obstruction
If the patient is obstructed, the FVC may be expected to be lower than the SVC, to the degree of the airway obstruction
She had cervical opisthotonus, an audible stridor and coughing which precipitated intermittent airway obstruction
thus necessitating urgent endotracheal intubation accomplished by anesthesiology.
The study focused on the cost of medical care given to individuals who have asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction
, and other major respiratory diseases, compared with costs for people who do not have serious lung problems.
Contenders looking for a challenging introduction to the emergency medicine of ambulance paramedics have to pass a test of physical skill and agility - and be able to spout facts about cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway obstruction
We describe the case of a 27-year-old man who was admitted to an emergency department with signs of upper airway obstruction
secondary to an obstructive mass.
In our case the location and size of the tumour and co-existing morbid obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea posed a high risk of complete upper airway obstruction
, if anaesthesia was induced and muscle relaxation administered before intubation.