Acute Respiratory Failure patho - Nichole Garlick Clinical...

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Nichole Garlick Clinical B – Ms. Dubay Disease: Acute Respiratory Failure Pathophysiology: This disorder occurs when the lungs no  longer meet the body's metabolic needs.  It isn't easily defined  because it has many causes and variable clinical presentation.  Respiratory failure, which is a medical emergency, is often the  final stage of chronic lung disease. Respiratory failure can also  result from severe, sudden lung disease (such as acute respiratory  distress syndrome) in otherwise healthy people. Almost any  condition that affects breathing or the lungs can lead to  respiratory failure. An overdose of opioids or alcohol can cause  such profound sedation that a person stops breathing and suffers  respiratory failure. Obstruction of the airways, injury to the lung  tissues, damage to the bones and tissues around the lungs, and  weakness of the muscles that normally inflate the lungs are also 
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