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Aspiration Pneumonia in Pets and People

American Veterinarian - Oct 20, 2017
Changes in surfactant composition increase surface tension, ultimately causing atelectasis and respiratory insufficiency. Risk Factors Dogs and humans have well-documented risk factors for AP. In dogs, the top 3 risk factors are esophageal disease (ie, ...

Sean Hayes: What Happened In 'Will & Grace' Star's Recent Medical Crisis

American Council on Science and Health - Oct 25, 2017
Whenever anesthesia is used, there can be a collapse of tiny airways called atelectasis. This (and the anesthesia or narcotics) can put a patient at risk of developing pneumonia as can aspirating. This is why for longer cases, especially, you are ...

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications

Medscape - Apr 26, 2017
Changes to the respiratory system occur immediately on induction of general anaesthesia: respiratory drive and muscle function are altered, lung volumes reduced, and atelectasis develops in > 75% of patients receiving a neuromuscular blocking drug.

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What is atelectasis?

When you breathe, air travels through your nose, down the trachea, and into smaller airways called bronchi. Bronchi branch into even smaller passages called ...

Atelectasis | 2minRN | Nursing Care for NCLEX

Caring for a patient with atelectasis and nursing care you need to know for the NCLEX. Tired of professors who don't seem to care, confusing lectures, and ...

Atelectasis | Rapid Shallow and Difficulty Breathing

Atelectasis | Respiratory Tract Disorder.

Simulation Lab Demonstration of Atelectasis

Lab demonstration of atelectasis and recruitment in pig anatomy under positive pressure.

Respiratory System - Chest Conditions- Atelectasis - Part 1

Another video for radiographers, nurses, medical students and health professionals. Describes different types of atelectases.