Acute respiratory failure in the elderly: etiology, emergency diagnosis and prognosis

@article{Ray2006AcuteRF,
  title={Acute respiratory failure in the elderly: etiology, emergency diagnosis and prognosis},
  author={Patrick Ray and Sophie Birolleau and Yannick Lefort and M H Becquemin and Catherine A Beigelman and Richard Isnard and Ant{\'o}nio Teixeira and Martine Arthaud and Bruno Riou and Jacques Boddaert},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={R82 - R82}
}
INTRODUCTION Our objectives were to determine the causes of acute respiratory failure (ARF) in elderly patients and to assess the accuracy of the initial diagnosis by the emergency physician, and that of the prognosis. METHOD In this prospective observational study, patients were included if they were admitted to our emergency department, aged 65 years or more with dyspnea, and fulfilled at least one of the following criteria of ARF: respiratory rate at least 25 minute-1; arterial partial… CONTINUE READING

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In this prospective observational study , patients were included if they were admitted to our emergency department , aged 65 years or more with dyspnea , and fulfilled at least one of the following criteria of ARF : respiratory rate at least 25 minute-1 ; arterial partial pressure of oxygen ( PaO2 ) 70 mmHg or less , or peripheral oxygen saturation 92% or less in breathing room air ; arterial partial pressure of CO2 ( PaCO2 ) > or = 45 mmHg , with pH < or = 7.35 .
The main causes of ARF were cardiogenic pulmonary edema ( 43% ) , community - acquired pneumonia ( 35% ) , acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory disease ( 32% ) , pulmonary embolism ( 18% ) , and acute asthma ( 3% ) ; 47% had more than two diagnoses .
The main causes of ARF were cardiogenic pulmonary edema ( 43% ) , community - acquired pneumonia ( 35% ) , acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory disease ( 32% ) , pulmonary embolism ( 18% ) , and acute asthma ( 3% ) ; 47% had more than two diagnoses .
The main causes of ARF were cardiogenic pulmonary edema ( 43% ) , community - acquired pneumonia ( 35% ) , acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory disease ( 32% ) , pulmonary embolism ( 18% ) , and acute asthma ( 3% ) ; 47% had more than two diagnoses .
The main causes of ARF were cardiogenic pulmonary edema ( 43% ) , community - acquired pneumonia ( 35% ) , acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory disease ( 32% ) , pulmonary embolism ( 18% ) , and acute asthma ( 3% ) ; 47% had more than two diagnoses .
The main causes of ARF were cardiogenic pulmonary edema ( 43% ) , community - acquired pneumonia ( 35% ) , acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory disease ( 32% ) , pulmonary embolism ( 18% ) , and acute asthma ( 3% ) ; 47% had more than two diagnoses .
The main causes of ARF were cardiogenic pulmonary edema ( 43% ) , community - acquired pneumonia ( 35% ) , acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory disease ( 32% ) , pulmonary embolism ( 18% ) , and acute asthma ( 3% ) ; 47% had more than two diagnoses .
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