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Respiratory Failure Notes

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Respiratory Failure
? ? ? ? 2 Types TYPE I Oxygenation Failure (Commoner)

II Ventilator Failure

ABG ANALYSIS
? PaO2= Low <8kPa (60mmHg)
? PaCO2= Normal/Low
? Hypoxaemic w/ normo-hypocapnia o Preserved regions gas exchange respond hypoxemia->
hyperventilating to remove CO2
? PaO2= Low <8kPa
? PaCO2= High PaCO2 >6.5kPa (49mmHg)
? Hypoxaemia w/ hypercapnia

CAUSES
? V/Q mismatch
? Intrapulmonary shunts
? Low inspired O2??

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Type 1 Causes (V/Q mismatch commonly causes)
? ASTHMA
? EMPHYSEMA
? INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE
? PNEUMONIA
? PULMONARY EMBOLISM
? PULMONARY OEDEMA (ARDS) Type 2 Causes
? PULMONARY DISEASE
?????Asthma
?????COPD
?????PNEUMONIA
?????END-STAGE PULMONARY FIBROSIS
?????OSA
? REDUCED RESP DRIVE
?????SEDATIVES
?????CNS TUMOUR
?????TRAUMA
? NEUROMUSCULAR DRIVE
?????CERVICAL CORD LESION
?????DISPHRAGMATIC PARALYSIS
?????POLIO
?????MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
?????GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME
? THORACIC WALL DISEASE
?????FLAIL CHEST
?????KYPHOSIS

Chest wall defect Resp. muscle weakness Resp. centre drive decreased Severe pulmonary disease

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