IX.d

Ventilatory depression - Hypoventilation (w/wo ARF)

Presentation may range from restrictive lung dysfunction to acute respiratory failure with an increased PaCO2 and respiratory acidosis and blunted ventilatory reponse to hypoxia and/or hypercarbia. Aspiration, brain damage and death can occur (See PMID 25536092). See also under IXi, IXIe, IXa, IXj, IXs

Last update : 15/10/2017
 

Causative drugs

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