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True or False, Infants born prematurely may develop infant respiratory distress syndrome because their production of surfactant is insufficient.
Widespread atelectasis, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, and fibrosis are characteristic of
acute respiratory distress syndrome
Emphysema results from destruction of alveolar walls and capillaries, which is due to
release of proteolytic enzymes from immune cells
A collection of air in the pleural space that develops a positive pressure is called
A child is taken to the emergency department with severe dyspnea. A blood gas reveals the following values: pH = 7.45; PaCO2 = 35; HCO3- = 23; PaO2 = 63; SaO2 = 90%. What is the most appropriate initial therapy?
After evaluation a child's asthma is characterized as "extrinsic." This means that the asthma is
associated with specific allergic triggers
True or False, A reduced peak expiratory flow rate is a common finding in restrictive disorders.
What is true about oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve
The curve shifts to the right with hypercarbia (increased CO2).
True or False, Chronic bronchitis occurs most commonly in association with long-term cigarette smoking.
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