breath sounds


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breath sounds

a murmur, bruit, fremitus, rhonchus, or rale heard on auscultation over the lungs or any part of the respiratory tract.
Synonym(s): respiratory sounds

breath sounds

(breth sowndz)
A murmur, bruit, fremitus, rhonchus, or rale heard on auscultation over the lungs or any part of the respiratory tract.
Synonym(s): respiratory sounds.

breath sounds

Respiratory sounds heard on auscultation of the chest. In a normal chest, they are classified as vesicular, tracheal, and bronchovesicular.
See also: sound
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* The mean posttest cough score, breath sound score, chest expansion score, and dyspnea score of the experimental group would be significantly lower than the mean posttest score of the control group.
As it is seen from Figure 1 that demonstrates the graphic representation of breath sounds produced by the bronchopulmonary system, the acoustic sensor based on the MEMS microphone allows recording high-quality acoustic signals of the human bronchopulmonary system.
Specific Examples of Heart, Lung, or Bowel Sounds Between Control and Intervention Groups Sound Percent Properly Identifying Sound Control Intervention p-value * Systolic murmur 5.41 21.88 .07 Diastolic murmur 5.41 18.75 .13 Normal breath sounds 37.84 46.88 .47 Bronchial breath sounds 0.00 12.50 .04 Stridor 72.97 81.25 .57 Egophony 97.30 96.88 1.00 Decreased breath sounds 8.11 37.50 .00 Normal bowel sound 29.73 65.63 .00 Hypoactive bowel sounds 21.62 59.38 .00 * Fishers exact
Two weeks later, at follow-up examination, the child was doing well, breath sounds were unremarkable, and the pathologic radiographic findings had resolved completely.
Moussavi and colleagues, recorded the tracheal breath sounds of 35 patients with varying severity of OSA and 17 age-matched controls.
Problems with Lack of Standardization Breath Sounds Lung Sounds * Clear A&P (alpha) * Clear anterior (alpha) * Rhonchi (alpha) * Clear posterior (alpha) * Rales (alpha) * Rhonchi right (alpha) * Wheezes (alpha) * Rhonchi left (alpha) * Vesicular (alpha) * Rales right (alpha) * Lung fields (alpha) * Rales left (alpha) * Right (alpha) * Description--Other (free text) 1 = Top (numeric) 2 = Middle (numeric) 3 = Lower (numeric) Issues 1.
By October 8, she had decreased breath sounds over her right lung and a persistent cough.
Patient simulators come in many forms including life size mannequins connected to a computer and other electronic equipment that give the simulators the capacity to talk, have breath sounds, heart tones, etc.
His respiratory rate was 24 breaths/min with soft breath sounds but no added sounds.
The use of physician documentation of atelectasis and abnormal breath sounds is subjective and may be confounding the incidence of PPCs.
Cultivating an appreciation for the textures and variations of breath sounds as we move through life on and off our yoga mat, we can also learn to notice unconscious breath holding and moments of shallow breathing.
Nurses should administer acetaminophen for fever and meperidine for rigors as ordered and monitor vital signs, including airway, breathing, circulation, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, breath sounds, heart rate, and blood pressure.