hypercapnia

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hypercapnia

[‚hī·pər′kap·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive amount of carbon dioxide in the blood.
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Prominent retractions, grunting severe, cyanosis apparent soon after birth, oxygen requirement > 60%, respiratory failure, acidosis, hypercarbia, require mechanical ventilation.
2], or when unexplained hypoxia, hypercarbia, or hemodynamic instability occurs (11).
The effect of hypercarbia and hyperoxia on the total blood flow to the retina as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging," Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol.
All children are at risk for cardiac and pulmonary effects of recurrent hypoxia and hypercarbia.
Curry R, Hollingworth W, Ellenbogen RG, et al: Incidence of hypo and hypercarbia in severe traumatic brain injury before and after 2003 pediatric guidelines.
There can be an intracranial cause such as a brain tumor; trauma; intracerebral hemorrhage; hydrocephalus; and/or extracranial causes such as hypoxia, hypercarbia, posture, hyperpyrexia, seizures, or drugs (Rangel-Castilla et al.
4) In this study, 33 percent of the patients developed hypoxemia and 11 percent developed hypercarbia, an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.
The clinical presentation of opioid toxicity is fairly consistent, with decreasing levels of alertness followed by respiratory depression, leading to hypoxia (decreased blood oxygenation), hypercarbia (increased partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the blood), and hypotension.
Near-fatal asthma is acute severe asthma associated with a respiratory arrest or hypercarbia.
OSA is characterized by excessive, recurring episodes of complete or partial upper airway blockage during sleep that cause transient oxygen desaturation, hypercarbia, and central nervous system arousal.