aspiration pneumonia


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Noun1.aspiration pneumonia - inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling or choking on vomitus; may occur during unconsciousness (anesthesia or drunkenness or seizure or cardiac arrest)
bronchial pneumonia, bronchopneumonia - pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles
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Mrs Lees said there was some evidence Mr Williams, who could not swallow properly, had developed aspiration pneumonia. She said there was evidence it was not treated appropriately and his medications not managed appropriately.
He was then admitted for aspiration pneumonia and was sent home with medicine such as antibiotics and steroids.
The most common complications are aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition and dehydration.
In the U.S., approximately 13 million (1 in 25) Americans suffer from dysphagia.1 Dysphagia varies in severity and can be caused by a number of conditions and diseases, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and treatment of head and neck cancer or trauma.1 The most common complications are aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition and dehydration.2 Aspiration pneumonia is a subset of pneumonia caused by inhalation of substances such as liquid and/or food into the lungs when the swallowing mechanism does not function properly.
MITHI -- The District Health Officer Tharparkar has said that from 14th June 2019 to 15th June, 2019 total 351 children were admitted in the governments hospitals in which 127 children newly admitted and 224 children are old admitted for better treatment, 111 children were discharged after providing the better treatment and health care facilities, 227 children are still indoor in the hospitals and providing them better treatment and health care facilities, while 2 children died in Civil Hospital Mithi due to severe Pneumonia, Anemia failure, Aspiration Pneumonia, dysentery and shock.
bronchial obstruction; chemical pneumonitis; aspiration pneumonia; and interstitial lung disease, which is less common.
He developed aspiration pneumonia and complications from that led to his death, HSE said.
He developed aspiration pneumonia and complications from that led to his death after the accident, which happened on August 4, 2015.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. They detected evidence of the bacteria in brain samples from people with Alzheimer's and used mice to show that the bacterium can find its way from the mouth to the brain.
The husky died from aspiration pneumonia, which happens when a dog inhales vomit.
Aspiration pneumonia, for example, occurs when you inhale bacteria into your lungs from food, drink or saliva.
He said should fumes from chemical reactions of cream elements be extracted it could lead to life-threatening aspiration pneumonia.