The mean baseline breath sound
score of the experimental group was 2.76 [+ or -] 0.431 and of control group was 2.33 [+ or -] 0.736.
In order to perform the long-term monitoring of cardiac activity (in both adults and fetuses during their intrauterine growth), it is more preferable to record phonocardiograms within a low-frequency band (40-90 Hz), which allows avoiding the overlapping of breath sounds
with heart sounds down to the limit.
Spectral analysis of the respiratory signals indicated that variation in the average power of the tracheal breath sounds
at different positions was a characteristic feature that discriminated the OSA and control groups.
There were reduced breath sounds
with inspiratory crackles and bronchial breathing in the right base posteriorly.
He says that absence of wheezing can be a serious sign in people with asthma: "In very severe, life-threatening exacerbations of asthma, airflow may be reduced so significantly that no breath sounds
can be heard on auscultation and wheezing is inaudible." Properly administered bronchodilator therapy can help differentiate between asthma and other conditions with similar symptoms such as pneumonia, emphysema, and congestive heart failure.
Physical examination revealed diminished breath sounds
on the lower right side with chest retraction, and abdominal movement showed a paradoxical pattern.
By this be meant that she had little cough, had no difficulty breathing and on exam her breath sounds
were equal in both lungs and did not include wheezes or crackles.
The patient was fully conscious and normotensive; breath sounds
were decreased on the left.
The breath sounds
in the right upper lung were decreased.
In the emergency department, she displayed decreased breath sounds
and crackles on the left side.
The presentation of this form of large-bowel obstruction is similar to other causes, but there may be decreased breath sounds
on the affected side and, rarely, bowel sounds may be audible in the chest.
Respiratory: Breath sounds
are clear throughout the lung fields; symmetrical expansion of the chest wall.