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Complications of acute respiratory failure.
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PMID:  3484549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many complications can occur during the management of acute respiratory failure and may involve multiple organs. Some of these complications can be avoided by preventive measures. We find evaluation of serial chest roentgenograms extremely useful for the early detection of several complications (figure 4). In addition, prophylactic use of heparin to prevent pulmonary emboli, prophylactic antacid or cimetidine therapy to prevent gastric bleeding, careful monitoring of renal function, appropriate measures to reduce the incidence of colonization and nosocomial infection, and early recognition of nosocomial infections are some of the measures essential to increased survival of patients with acute respiratory failure.
F A Khan; R K Chitkara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-10     Completed Date:  1986-02-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology
Cross Infection / etiology
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology
Larynx / injuries
Mediastinal Emphysema / etiology
Pneumoperitoneum / etiology
Pneumothorax / etiology
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology
Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects
Respiratory Insufficiency / complications*,  therapy
Trachea / injuries

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