Alternative treatments for respiratory problems - Acute respiratory distress syndrome and surgical management

Alternative Treatments For Respiratory Problems       There are innumerable respiratory problems which we encounter. Some are seasonal and some could be chronic, related to the individual’s constitution.

Many times the infections are caused by bacteria but the majority of respiratory infections are due to viruses. Physicians are known to treat these ailments with antibiotics.More...

Dangers Of Failure To Monitor Respiratory Rate

Dangers Of Failure To Monitor Respiratory Rate

The function of the respiratory system is to supply adequate oxygen to the tissues and remove the waste product carbon dioxide. This is done by breathing in and breathing out. The respirations are recorded for the following reasons.More...

 

Acute Versus Chronic Respiratory Failure

Acute Versus Chronic Respiratory Failure

The term respiratory failure is used when people find difficulty in breathing. Breathing is a function which is controlled by the lungs. When the lungs are unable to perform their basic task of gas exchange, then the term respiratory failure is used. When the process of gas exchange is defective, there is shortage of oxygen in the blood to fuel the body’s metabolic activity.More...

Intravenous Morphine And Respiratory Depression

Intravenous Morphine And Respiratory Depression

Morphine is a potent opiate analgesic drug. It is the principal active agent in opium. This was the first alkaloid isolated from a plant source in 1803. It has a high potential for addiction. It acts directly on the central nervous system to relieve pain.More...

 

How Do You Control The Respiratory Rate ?

How Do You Control The Respiratory Rate

The respiratory rate does not remain constant. It changes with body activity. When a person is active, his respiratory rate goes up. When he is less active or while sleeping the rate goes down. The respiratory muscles are voluntary but one can not control them consciously when one is asleep.More...

 

 

Normal Ranges Of Respiratory Rate

Normal Ranges Of Respiratory Rate

Breathing is a process that we do naturally. One does not apply his mind to breathe. The respiration is controlled by nerve cells in the reticular formation of the brain stem. These cells send impulses to the diaphragm and to the muscles through the nerves.More...

Respiratory Response Rate Of Infant

Respiratory Response Rate Of Infant

Human respiratory rate is measured when a person is rest. The measurement is carried out by counting the number of breaths or how many times the chest rises per minute. The pulse rate and the respiratory rate are two different thins. While pulse rate is the rate at which the heart is pumping blood in the arteries, .More...