Anthony T Scardella, MD
Specialty: Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
Location and Office HoursRobert Wood Johnson Medical Group Pulmonology & Critical Care
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Saint Peter's University Hospital
- Somerset Medical Center
What is traumatic asphayxia?
Traumatic asphyxia is when a violent blow or compression of the chest and rib cage causes breathing to stop. Purple discoloration of the upper trunk and bright red color in the eyes is commonly seen. This requires CPR and immediate medical treatment. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program.)
Would losing weight improve my asthma symptoms?
Obesity has been linked to several changes and problems in the respiratory system which include poor ventilation from increased abdominal pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, shortness of breath and indeed bronchospasm. Bronchospasm as occurs in Asthma will further decrease the amount of airflow to the lungs and therefore reduce oxygenation. Losing weight can decrease these effects and may improve Asthma symptoms. Losing weight can improve the mechanical and physical effects to the lung tissue and will also decrease the issues related to obstructive sleep apnea and obesity associated hypoventilation which, if occurs concurrently with Asthma can be life threatening.
Does PAP affect adults differently than children?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease occurring in both adults and children. The vast majority of cases of PAP occurs in adults and is characterized by an insidious onset and varying progression of the disease. In children-PAP is a congenital condition and presents early with respiratory difficulty and persistent lung infections. In both adults and children-the symptoms and care plan are similar.
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