Disease Information for Respiratory muscle paralysis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Blue lips
Cyanosis
Blue skin discoloration/Skin color
Agonal respiration
Apnea In Children
Apnea In Infants/Newborn
Breath Sounds Decreased
Cyanosis Child
Cyanosis Newborn
Dyspnea
Hypoventilation Signs
Intercostal retraction/low (Hoover's sign)
Limited chest movement with respiration
Respiratory excursions decreased
Shallow breathing
Shortness of breath/SOB
Hypophonia/Strained/Quiet Voice
Voice change/disturbance/Unusual
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Nocturnal Hypoventilation
Disease Progression
Course/Catastrophic presentation/onset
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Guillain Barre syndrome
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Carbon Dioxide Total Content/CO2
PCO2, arterial blood (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
PFT/Abnormal pulmonary function tests
PFT/Expiratory reserve volume decreased
PFT/Forced vital capacity decreased
PFT/Tidal volume decreased
PFT/Vital capacity decreased
Electrodiagnosis
Pulse oximetry/low O2 saturation
X-RAY
Xray/Bilateral high diaphragm/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acidosis, respiratory
Acute respiratory failure/Respiratory arrest
Apnea
Atelectasis, pulmonary
Hypercapnea Hypercarbia
Hypoventilation, alveolar
Hypoxemia
Hypoxia, systemic
Pneumonia, recurrent
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension, secondary
Respiratory failure/Pulmonary insufficiency
Respiratory muscle weakness
Atelectasis in Child
Chronic Respiratory Acidosis
Continued Hypercapnea
Ineffective Cough or Reflex
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Chest wall involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Lung Disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Lung Hypoventilation
Pathophysiology/Lung Ventilation Neuromuscular
Process
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Tracheotomy
Other Treatments
TX/Endotracheal airway.
TX/Intensive care management
TX/Intubation/ventilation assist.
TX/Ventilation Assist IPPB
Definition

Complete or severe weakness of the muscles of respiration. This condition may be associated with MOTOR NEURON DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVE DISORDERS; NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; injury to the PHRENIC NERVE; and other disorders.

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