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00:56 May 3, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Medical: Health Care
English term or phrase: dyspnea
Definition from Mayo Clinic:
Shortness of breath — known medically as dyspnea — is often described as an intense tightening in the chest, air hunger, difficulty breathing, breathlessness or a feeling of suffocation. Very strenuous exercise, extreme temperatures, obesity and higher altitude all can cause shortness of breath in a healthy person. Outside of these examples, shortness of breath is likely a sign of a medical problem.

Example sentence(s):
  • Timing of dyspnea may be one of the most important hallmarks of COVID-19 coronavirus infection, especially for clinicians seeing patients in an ambulatory setting, experts argued. MedPage Today
  • Admission to the intensive care unit and mechanical ventilation should be considered in patients with dyspnea and diffuse radiological findings. National Center for Biotechnology Info.
  • Intensive care and airway management are indicated for patients displaying signs of respiratory failure (e.g., dyspnea with hypoxemia, respiratory rate > 30/min). AMBOSS
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Definition from Tēzaurs.lv:
Spēcīgi izteikts elpas trūkums.

Example sentence(s):
  • Aizdusa jeb dispnoja (grieķu: Δύσπνοια, dyspnea — „traucēta elpošana”) ir elpas trūkuma sajūta. - Vikipēdija  
  • Vairākiem slimniekiem tiek novērota aizdusa jeb akūts elpas trūkums, smaguma sajūta krūšu kurvī un lūpu cianoze, skaidro SPKC. - Veselam.la.lv  
  • Aizdusa rodas, ja asinīs ir par maz skābekļa. - Medicine.lv  
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