Thursday, April 1, 2010

-Toxic Causes of respiratory Failure.

Toxic Causes of respiratory Failure
  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturate
  • Opiate

A-Airway obstruction:-
  • Falling back of the tongue.
  • Vomitus.
  • Excessive Secretions e.g Organophosphurus,carbamate.
  • Oedema of the air way e.g Irritant fumes,Chlorine gas.
  • Laryngeal spasm (Cyanide).
  • Pneumonia(Hydrocarbon aspiration).
  • Bronchospasm(Organophosphurus).
  • Pulmonray
  • oedema(Organo-phosphurus).

b-Paralysis of respiratory muscles:-
  • Botulinum toxins.
  • Snake bite.
  • post-convulsion muscle exhaust.
  • Organophosphurus.

C-Neuromuscular blocker:-

Dr Ibrahim

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