Unformatted text preview: sounds are very quiet without adventitious breath sounds. Hyperresonance is noted on percus-sion. No peripheral edema is present. Tachypnea and pursed lip breathing with grunting may also be present. Acute exacerbations of COPD result in progressive hypoxemia which include signs such as altered mental status, tachypnea, tachycardia, systemic hypertension, and cyanosis. These exacerbations are commonly precipitated by infection or environmental factors....
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- Spring '09
- Nursing, peripheral edema, Cyanosis, emphysema predominant disease