bradypnoea


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Related to bradypnoea: bradycardia, tachycardia, slow respiration

bradypnoea

Abnormally slow breathing, which is age-dependent:

Age 1 or under: < 30 breaths/minute;
Age 12 or under: < 20 breaths/minute;
Age 12 and over: < 12 breaths/minute.
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Bradycardia was defined as a heart rate of less than 50 bpm and bradypnoea as a respiratory rate of less than 10 breaths/minute.
In those patients who did have this vital observation monitored, none had tachypnoea or bradypnoea in the 24 hour period and only one patient had an abnormal oxygen saturation (89%) on transfer to the ward.
* Respiratory Dysfunction- Acute cyanosis, gasping, severe tachypnoea (respiratory rate > 40 breaths per minute), severe bradypnoea (respiratory rate < 6 breaths per minute), intubation and ventilation not related to anaesthesia, severe hypoxaemia ([O.sub.2] saturation < 90% for > 60 minutes or PA[O.sub.2]/Fi[O.sub.2] < 200).
Systemic reactions, such as tachycardia, bradycardia, tachypnoea, bradypnoea, hyper- or hypothermia, systemic hypo- or hypertension, and haemolysis in a peripheral blood smear during therapy were observed in the neonates.
The absence of indicators of respiratory dysfunction (hypoxaemia, tachypnoea and bradypnoea) for each device tested suggests that the devices were safe and effective at providing low-flow oxygen supplementation for the assessment period.