Tag: Impaired mechanics of breathing

Causes of hypoventilation

Causes of hypoventilation

Causes of hypoventilation Airway obstruction ■ Tongue (falling back) or laryngeal spasm ■ Foreign bodies (e.g. tooth, gauze), secretions, blood (due to trauma), vomit (including particulate matter), tumours ■ Oedema or haematoma following surgery (particularly surgery involving the airway, e.g. ear, nose and throat (ENT), thyroid surgery). Central respiratory depression ■ Residual inhalational or intravenous […]

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