The cause of death was stated as aspiration pneumonitis
(4) reported aspiration pneumonitis
after procedural sedation.
Development of aspiration pneumonitis
in overdose patients has been related to poor prognosis [10,11].
The ER team believed that this was blood related to a tongue laceration and suspected aspiration pneumonitis
given the radiographic findings consistent with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
c) Radiological evidence of aspiration pneumonitis
(Atelectasis and/or hyperinflation).
Acute complications include acute respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), types I and II paralysis, intermediate syndrome (IMS), sudden cardiac death, aspiration pneumonitis
, and resecretions.
He had also developed aspiration pneumonitis
and chemical oesophagitis.
Another risk: If food and water haven't been withheld beforehand, the patient can vomit and inhale them into the lungs, and develop aspiration pneumonitis
Another risk: If food hasn't been withheld beforehand, the possibility of the patient's vomiting, then inhaling it into the lungs and developing aspiration pneumonitis
Aspiration of gastric contents into the respiratory tract reportedly causes significant morbidity and mortality and is accepted as the key initiating event for aspiration pneumonitis
- a form of acute lung injury caused by the acidity of the gastric contents, and aspiration pneumonia - the consequence of the growth of pathogenic bacteria contained in the oropharynx aspirated into the tracheobronchial tree.
This may reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonitis
(7) Aspiration pneumonitis
, cardiac and neurological impairment are the other potential complications of drug overdose.