laryngospasm


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laryngospasm

[lə′riŋ·gə‚spaz·əm]
(medicine)
Sudden and uncontrollable closure of the larynx; often seen in anaphylactic reactions.
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Thus, the use of PLMA caused less laryngospasm in the early period after the extubation.
Size of the tube used (quantitative data) repositioning of the tube conversion to ETT access of the surgical field laryngospasm cough desaturation (SPO below 92%) and vomiting were research variables.
Laryngospasm is an uncontrolled and involuntary muscular contraction of the vocal cords.
Incidence of untoward airway events after LMA removal such as laryngospasm, breath-holding (for 20 seconds or more), severe coughing or strain (severe cough was defined as four or more coughs and Sp[O.
Laryngospasm is a serious airway complication which occurs as a result of reflex contractions of the pharyngeal muscles (Lancaster 2007) and can be caused by a foreign body near the vocal chords or glottis (Younker 2008).
We did not observe laryngospasm, coughing, breath holding, increase in secretions or agitation for any species during induction.
As the patient exhibited pulmonary oedema on intubation this also supported the diagnosis of laryngospasm, as negative pressure involved in obstruction of the airway can precipitate pulmonary oedema.
But Dr King failed to notice after the sixhour surgery, when staff removed a ventilation tube, that she suffered a laryngospasm which caused the larynx to close, stopping air getting to her lungs, and as a result she suffered a cardio respiratory arrest.
Being unable to treat laryngospasm immediately because the drugs are inaccessible occurred to me YESTERDAY in the PACU.
Symptoms and signs commonly associated with anaphylaxis are hypotension, tachycardia, arrhythmias or complete vascular collapse with loss of consciousness; oral and pharyngeal swelling, hoarseness, laryngospasm, wheezing, cough, breathlessness and/or chest tightness; diarrhea, cramping and vomiting; and macular or urticarial rashes.
The Vatican said: "His flu condition deteriorated with an acute laryngospasm.