Acute upper-airway emergencies develop from mechanical obstruction of the airway which, if not reversed, leads to asphyxiation. The signs and symptoms of the obstruction are relative to the amount of the obstruction and the speed at which it occurs. Obstruction is caused by a wide variety of disorders, which have in common a local mechanical effect causing the symptoms of obstruction, but may, in addition, have other systemic effects that are more specific for the diagnosis.
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Foreign Body Sleep Apnea Respiratory Failure Airway Obstruction
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