Monday, November 18, 2019

Acute type-II respiratory failure causes mnemonic

Hi!

Causes of Acute type-II Respiratory failure mnemonic:
DEPRESSION


- Drugs ( respiratory depressants; like diazepam, opiates, alcohol)
- Encephalitis
- Poliomyelitis (affecting respiratory muscles)
- R
- Exacerbation of COPD
- Spinal cord disorders (spinal trauma, transverse myelitis, acute GBS, MG, botulism)
- Stroke ( brainstem damage)
- Injuries to chest (tension pneumothorax, massive hemothorax, flail chest)
- Obstructive lung disease (severe acute asthma, laryngeal and tracheal obstruction)
- Neurologic disorders


That's all
Hope it helps
- Jaskunwar Singh

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