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What is Respiratory failure?

What is Respiratory failure?

  • Respiratory failure: Failure of the respiratory system.
  • Respiratory failure: Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database

Respiratory failure: Introduction

Types of Respiratory failure:

Types of Respiratory failure:

Broader types of Respiratory failure:

How serious is Respiratory failure?

Complications of Respiratory failure: see complications of Respiratory failure
Deaths for Respiratory failure: 3,597 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

What causes Respiratory failure?

Causes of Respiratory failure: see causes of Respiratory failure
Risk factors for Respiratory failure: see risk factors for Respiratory failure

What are the symptoms of Respiratory failure?

Symptoms of Respiratory failure: see symptoms of Respiratory failure

Complications of Respiratory failure: see complications of Respiratory failure

Respiratory failure: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Respiratory failure.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Respiratory failure.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Respiratory failure: see treatments for Respiratory failure
Research for Respiratory failure: see research for Respiratory failure

Society issues for Respiratory failure

Hospitalizations for Respiratory failure: 206,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Respiratory failure: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Respiratory failure:

  • 0.046% (5,875) of hospital consultant episodes were for respiratory failure in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for respiratory failure required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for respiratory failure were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for respiratory failure were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for respiratory failure required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for respiratory failure in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Respiratory failure: 163,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Organs Affected by Respiratory failure:

Organs and body systems related to Respiratory failure include:

Name and Aliases of Respiratory failure

Main name of condition: Respiratory failure

Other names or spellings for Respiratory failure:

Anoxemia, Anoxia, Hypoxemia, Hypoxia Source - Diseases Database

Respiratory failure: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Respiratory failure:

 

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