Does kussmaul breathing affect RR? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-04-2012
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 307
Threads: 36
Thanked 127 Times in 61 Posts
Reputation: 137
Lungs Does kussmaul breathing affect RR?

Does Kussmaul breathing increase respiratory rate too, or just increase the depth of respiration?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
alice (10-04-2012)



  #2  
Old 10-04-2012
alice's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 126
Threads: 17
Thanked 42 Times in 33 Posts
Reputation: 52
I agree

Apparently yes , frequency or rate increases to blow off co2 according to wiki .. But how can depth and rate increase spontaneously ?? ... Never occured to me !! Thanks for bringing this up !!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
dockhi (10-04-2012)
  #3  
Old 10-04-2012
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 307
Threads: 36
Thanked 127 Times in 61 Posts
Reputation: 137
Default

What confuses me more about the Wiki explanation is their graphs in the Kussmaul breathing page. They are good to learn the concept, but poorly drawn to scale. One gets nothing about the rate or perhaps it's just me!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-04-2012
beka-CTS's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 763
Threads: 77
Thanked 1,338 Times in 347 Posts
Reputation: 1348
Default

Kussmaul’s respirations
a. Definition: A type of labored or hyperventilation characterized by a consistently deep and rapid respiratory pattern.
b. Causes: This type of labored hyperventilation is usually seen in the late stages of a severe metabolic acidosis such as diabetic ketoacidosis. The patient
becomes very “air-hungry” and the desperate gasping characteristic of Kussmaul’s breathing almost appears involuntary. Most of the time a respiratory pattern secondary to a metabolic acidosis is rapid and shallow and a true kussmaul breathing pattern is rarely reached before the acidosis is corrected.

you should check this file below
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Breathing Patterns.pdf (475.2 KB)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
alice (10-04-2012), Baphomet (10-05-2012), dockhi (10-04-2012), Rookie (10-04-2012), tai35 (10-04-2012), venky2600 (10-04-2012)
  #5  
Old 10-04-2012
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 307
Threads: 36
Thanked 127 Times in 61 Posts
Reputation: 137
Default

Thank you both!
And amazing pdf beka-CTS. Please save it people. Will make life a lot easier, and this was tested in UW!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
beka-CTS (10-04-2012)



Reply

Tags
Physiology-, Respiratory-

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breathing Patterns inno USMLE Step 1 Bits & Pieces 0 09-22-2012 09:27 AM
Kussmaul's breathing and sign lee-usmle USMLE Step 1 Buzzwords 6 07-29-2012 09:34 AM
Kussmaul sign vs Kussmaul pulse callmerocky2 USMLE Step 1 Forum 2 03-11-2012 04:10 PM
Nasty Kussmaul Sign! hana USMLE Step 1 Forum 2 02-13-2011 01:04 PM
Baby is not breathing RRMadukha USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 2 06-28-2010 07:12 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)