Respiratory distress

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physical or mental anguish or suffering.
respiratory distress see adult respiratory distress syndrome and respiratory distress syndrome of newborn.
risk for spiritual distress a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for an altered state of harmonious connectedness with all of life and the universe in which dimensions that transcend and empower the self may be disrupted.
spiritual distress
1. discomfort related to religious, intellectual, or cultural concerns.
2. a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as disruption in the life principle that pervades a person's entire being and that integrates and transcends his or her biological and psychosocial nature. The person experiencing spiritual distress may express concern with the meaning of life and death, question the meaning of suffering or of his or her own existence, verbalize inner conflict about beliefs, express anger toward God or other Supreme Being (however defined), or actively seek spiritual assistance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Respiratory distress

A condition in which patients with lung disease are not able to get enough oxygen.
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Regarding clinical presentation, 5 (45.4%) patients presented with respiratory distress while 4 (36.4%) presented with recurrent chest infection and 2 (18.2%) presented after birth.
Based on prior clinical data, the 'Fast Assessment of Lung Maturity at Birth' study demonstrates that measuring lung maturity biomarkers, AI can predict Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) with high accuracy (91% sensitivity) moments after birth.
* Respiratory distress in neonates also is common but tends to occur shortly after birth.
* Neonates with respiratory distress who were born outside our hospital and was referred to us for management of respiratory distress.
Dr Khawar said the attendants should not be allowed in patients' area while all patients must be closely monitored and if any patient developed respiratory distress he or she must be put on a ventilator.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome: The Berlin definition.
An Official American Thoracic Society/Ruropean Society of Intensive Care Medicine/Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline: Mechanical Ventilation in Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Further, rapid improvements in the field of healthcare give opportunities for raising awareness about respiratory distress syndrome.
Indications were newly developed respiratory distress and ipsilateral lower lobe atelectasis in 3 cases and a recurrence of pneumonia in 1 case.
Summary: Washington D.C [USA] Aug 29(ANI): Researchers have devised a model to predict burn patients who are most likely to develop life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Respiratory distress, psychiatric and/or behavioral emergencies, and seizures were the most common illness types.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute respiratory failure syndrome that is unresponsive to oxygen therapy; it is characterized by diffuse infiltration in both lungs.

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