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  • Lung
  • Respiratory failure can have any one of several causes, such as lung disease or infection , electrolyte imbalance, interruption of the nerve signals that regulate breathing or nervous system damage, structural (rib cage) collapse, or airway obstruction. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Generally, laboratory technologists and respiratory therapists perform all needed blood work and lung-function testing. (encyclopedia.com)
  • It may also result from failure of the mechanical action of breathing, due to an obstruction in the lung or respiratory muscle fatigue. (wisegeek.com)
  • organs
  • For example, during what is called congestive heart failure, where blood is not pumped efficiently around the body, vital organs including the brain may be starved of oxygen and damaged. (wisegeek.com)
  • neuromuscular disease
  • Mechanically assisted coughing greatly improves secretion clearance in the setting of respiratory infection in the patient with neuromuscular disease and should be first-line therapy for this patient population. (wikipedia.org)
  • Impairment
  • Normally, cilia beat 7 to 22 times per second, and any impairment can result in poor mucociliary clearance, with subsequent upper and lower respiratory infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • syndrome
  • A very early onset of respiratory failure due to phenytoin-associated hypersensitivity syndrome and concomitant glucocorticoid administration. (ebscohost.com)
  • Presents a letter to the editor about respiratory failure due to phenytoin-associated hypersensitivity syndrome. (ebscohost.com)
  • Stiff person syndrome (SPS) complicated by respiratory failure: successful treatment with rituximab. (ebscohost.com)
  • A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article related to successful treatment of the stiff person syndrome (SPS) along with respiratory failure. (ebscohost.com)
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), also called immotile ciliary syndrome or Kartagener syndrome, is a rare, ciliopathic, autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes defects in the action of cilia lining the respiratory tract (lower and upper, sinuses, Eustachian tube, middle ear), fallopian tube, and flagella of sperm cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • spinal
  • this can be caused by such neuromuscular diseases as myasthenia gravis , muscular dystrophy , multiple sclerosis , polio, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig 's disease), as well as strokes that paralyze respiratory muscles and spinal cord injuries. (encyclopedia.com)
  • airway
  • There is tentative evidence that in those with respiratory failure identified before arrival in hospital, continuous positive airway pressure can be useful when started before conveying to hospital. (wikipedia.org)
  • Opiates can worsen sleep apnea by reducing upper airway tone and central respiratory drive. (redorbit.com)
  • include
  • These agents include respiratory viruses (common cold virus), pollutants (ozone and cigarette smoke), airborne allergens (animal dander, pollens and molds) and exercise, especially in a cold and dry environment. (mdadvice.com)
  • depression
  • It was considered particularly useful as it could counteract the sedation and respiratory depression produced by morphine but with less effect on analgesia. (wikipedia.org)