bradypnea


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bradypnea

[‚brād·ē′nē·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormal slowness of respiration.
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Generally, opioid overdose can cause bradypnea. Thus, we assume that the use of postoperative opioids in this study had little effect on the development of oxygen desaturation without a critical RR change.
Abstract: A 37-year-old, female Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) presented with severe facial angioedema, bilateral corneal and palpebral edema, nictitating membrane paralysis, bradycardia, bradypnea, hypothermia, and numerous stingers and remnants of eastern yellow jacket wasps (Vespula maculifrons) attached to the feathers of the head, palpebrae, and conjunctiva.
Symptoms of opioid overdose often occur in the classic triad of drowsiness or decreased level of consciousness, bradypnea, and pinpoint pupils (Fehne, 2013).
Respiratory depression is the feared complication; importantly, bradypnea and desaturation in those already on oxygen are late signs.
Since there was a reduction in Vm without occurrence of bradypnea in animals treated with atracurium, mainly in G30, a decrease in respiratory amplitude occurred, with consequent hypercapnia and decrease in pH.
Cushing's triad, which comprises systolic hypertension, bradycardia, and bradypnea, is a late response attributed to pressure on the medullary centers of the brain (Hickey, 2003).
The majority concluded that "it is bradypnea or apnea, not anencephaly, that is the emergency medical condition that brings Baby K to the Hospital for treatment." Thus, under an "equal treatment" interpretation of EMTALA, the hospital must provide Baby K with mechanical ventilation if that is what other patients with comparable respiratory problems get.
A 0.4-mg dose of IV naloxone was administered, and on arrival at the ED, her physical exam was notable for lethargy and bradypnea (8 breaths/ minute), and blood oxygen saturation of 98% on 2 L of oxygen via nasal cannula.
Some temperature precision research has examined tachypnea, but no studies have evaluated the effects of bradypnea, which is important considering its presence among opioid-sedated postoperative patients (Maheswaran, 2006).