Ventilatory Insufficiency

Ventilatory insufficiency is associated with the increase in PaCO2 (hypercapnia), which occurs when the respiratory demand can no longer be met from its own resources or their own activity. The most common causes are acute exacerbations of asthma and COPD, overdoses of drugs that suppress the respiratory drive, and conditions that cause a weakness of the respiratory muscles such. As Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis and botulism. The clinical signs include…

September 3, 2018