• hypoxia
  • if the patient's airway is blocked, breathing will not be possible, and oxygen cannot reach the lungs and be transported around the body in the blood, which will result in hypoxia and cardiac arrest. (wikipedia.org)
  • lead to airway
  • My research interests have centered on the inflammatory responses that lead to airway disease in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and the metabolic factors that contribute to CF lung disease progression. (stanford.edu)
  • RPA can lead to airway obstruction or sepsis - both life-threatening emergencies. (wikipedia.org)
  • lung
  • Early diagnosis is important to prevent complications, which include stenosis (narrowing) of the airway, respiratory tract infection, and damage to the lung tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • pulmonary
  • It is different from airway restriction (which prevents air from diffusing into the pulmonary arteries because of some kind of blockage in the lungs). (wikipedia.org)
  • prevent airway
  • Basic airway management are a set of medical procedures performed in order to prevent airway obstruction and thus ensuring an open pathway between a patient's lungs and the outside world. (wikipedia.org)
  • In very experienced surgery centers, tracheal resection and reconstruction (anastomosis complete end-to-end with or without laryngotracheal temporary stent to prevent airway collapse) is currently the best alternative to completely cure the stenosis and allows to obtain good results. (wikipedia.org)
  • subglottic
  • Subglottic stenosis is often therefore used to describe central airway narrowing in children, and laryngotracheal stenosis is more often used in adults. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically
  • More than 90% of cases of superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO) are caused by cancer - most commonly bronchogenic carcinoma, typically a tumor outside the vessel compressing the vessel wall. (wikipedia.org)
  • indicative
  • A decreased FEV1/FVC ratio (versus the normal of about 80%) is indicative of an airway obstruction, as the normal amount of air can no longer be exhaled in the first second of expiration. (wikipedia.org)
  • intubation
  • The most important part of treatment involves securing the airway, which is often done by endotracheal intubation. (wikipedia.org)
  • A surgical airway opening (cricothyrotomy) may be required if intubation is not possible. (wikipedia.org)
  • In more severe cases, it is treated by administering intravenous antibiotics and may require admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) for intubation and supportive ventilation if the airway swelling is severe. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spontaneous respiration should be allowed during endotracheal intubation until sedation allows placement of an ET tube and reduced airway pressures should be employed when possible. (wikipedia.org)
  • lungs
  • Since the airway is already closed, there is very little danger of water entering the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • A reduction in oxygen saturation is considered a late sign of airway obstruction, particularly in a child with healthy lungs and normal gas exchange. (wikipedia.org)
  • invasive
  • Management of airways relies on both minimal-invasive and invasive techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • Invasive bronchoscopic therapies such as argon photocoagulation, bronchoscopic Nd:YAG laser debulking or surgical debulking may be required to relieve the obstruction. (bmj.com)
  • Breathing
  • In its original form it stands for Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Airway, breathing, and circulation are all vital for life, and each is required, in that order, for the next to be effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2010, the American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation changed the recommended order of CPR interventions for most cases of cardiac arrest to chest compressions, airway, breathing or CAB. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2010, the American Heart Association chose to focus CPR on reducing interruptions to compressions, and has changed the order in its guidelines to Circulation, Airway, Breathing (CAB). (wikipedia.org)
  • At all levels of care, the ABC protocol exists to remind the person delivering treatment of the importance of airway, breathing, and circulation to the maintenance of a patient's life. (wikipedia.org)
  • once it is established that a patient's airway is clear, rescuers must evaluate a patient's breathing, as many other things besides a blockage of the airway could lead to an absence of breathing. (wikipedia.org)
  • occur
  • tears that encircle the whole airway can allow separation to occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • In babies and young children however, the subglottis is the narrowest part of the airway and most stenoses do in fact occur at this level. (wikipedia.org)
  • asthma
  • This creates a diagnostic pitfall in which many patients with laryngotracheal stenosis are incorrectly diagnosed as having asthma and are treated for presumed lower airway disease. (wikipedia.org)