Cheyne-Stokes respiration


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Cheyne-Stokes respiration

 (chān′stōks′, chā′nē-stōks′)
n.
An abnormal type of breathing seen especially in comatose patients, characterized by alternating periods of shallow and deep breathing.

[After John Cheyne (1777-1836), Scottish physician, and William , Stokes (1804-1878), Irish physician.]
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Noun1.Cheyne-Stokes respiration - abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
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The use of bi level PAP and ASV for CSA with Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSA-CSR) in CHF has been reported in a few case series (49,117,118).
Dr Setty is said to have told the parent their child was suffering from severe breathing difficulties because of a condition called Cheyne-Stokes respiration, but is alleged to have failed to arrange for an ambulance to take the baby to casualty.
Breathing patterns are graded, because Cheyne-Stokes respiration and irregular breathing can represent bihemispheric or lower brainstem dysfunction.
The system's monitoring technology and signal analysis software are so advanced that it can automatically detect and classify apneas or hypopneas, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, sighs, and coughs, and correlate these with cardiac or other parameters -- all outside of the laboratory or clinical setting.
4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ResMed (NYSE:RMD) is launching its new AirCurve(TM) 10 series, which includes three bilevel devices for specialized support of challenging sleep apnea cases, as well as an adaptive servo-ventilation device for patients with central sleep apnea or Cheyne-Stokes respiration.