Complications of the Management of Acute Respiratory Failure and Their Prevention

  • Faroque Ahmad Khan Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Queens. New York and School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, USA
  • Rajinder Chitkara Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Queens. New York and School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, USA
Keywords: Repiratory Intensive Care Unit, RICU, Acute Respiratory Failure, ARF, Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, FFB, Endotracheal Tube, ETT, Positive End Expiratory Pressure, PEEP

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/13-2-11934

We present an analysis of the complications or the management of Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF) in 1,955 patients over a ten year period at Queens Hospital Center in New York City. Stress ulcer gastric bleeding, renal failure, nosocomial infections, pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrhythmias, atelectasis, barotrauma, laryngeal and tracheal complications are reviewed. Based on our experience, recommendations regarding the avoidance of these complications are presented.

 

Author Biographies

Faroque Ahmad Khan, Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Queens. New York and School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, USA
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Queens. New York and School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, State
University of New York at Stony Brook
Rajinder Chitkara, Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Queens. New York and School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, USA
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Queens. New York and School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, State
University of New York at Stony Brook
Published
1981-04-01
Section
Original Articles