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English translation: signs of respiratory distress/difficulty

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French term or phrase:signe de lutte
English translation:signs of respiratory distress/difficulty
Entered by: Craig Macdonald
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14:59 Dec 14, 2010
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
French term or phrase: signe de lutte
Part of the results form a clinical pulmonary exam:
Pas de signe de lutte, pas de cyanose.
Craig Macdonald
United States
Local time: 02:47
signs of respiratory distress
Explanation:
or more specifically - no accessory muscle use
Age of patient?

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Note added at 8 mins (2010-12-14 15:08:10 GMT)
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Comparaison de l'effet de l'injection sous-cutanée d'adrénaline et ...
de F Khaldi - 1998 - Autres articles
Improvement in accessory muscle use, oxygen saturation, PaO2 and PCO2 was ... que l'amélioration des signes de lutte, de la saturation percutanée en O2, ...
linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0929693X98800560
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SJLD
Local time: 09:47
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Thanks very much!
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Summary of answers provided
4 +7signs of respiratory distress
SJLD
Summary of reference entries provided
signs of respiratory difficulty/dsitress
Helen Genevier

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signs of respiratory distress


Explanation:
or more specifically - no accessory muscle use
Age of patient?

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Note added at 8 mins (2010-12-14 15:08:10 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Comparaison de l'effet de l'injection sous-cutanée d'adrénaline et ...
de F Khaldi - 1998 - Autres articles
Improvement in accessory muscle use, oxygen saturation, PaO2 and PCO2 was ... que l'amélioration des signes de lutte, de la saturation percutanée en O2, ...
linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0929693X98800560

SJLD
Local time: 09:47
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Thanks very much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Helen Genevier
12 mins
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Reference comments


20 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: signs of respiratory difficulty/dsitress

Reference information:
I came across this recently and was advised to use signs of respiratory difficulty or distress.
"Signs of respiratory difficulty include tachypnea and use of accessory respiratory muscles (sternocleidomastoids, intercostals, scalene) to breathe. Patients with COPD sometimes brace their arms against their legs or the examination table while seated (ie, tripod position) in a subconscious effort to provide more leverage to accessory muscles and thereby enhance respiration. Intercostal retractions (inward movement of the rib interspaces) are common among infants and older patients with severe airflow limitation; paradoxical breathing (inward motion of the abdomen during inspiration) signifies respiratory muscle fatigue or weakness."
http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/sec05/ch045/ch045a....


http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=0AuoxgI7kKUC&pg=PA748&lpg...

"Learning the signs of respiratory distress:
breathing rate
An increase in the number of breaths per minute may indicate that a person is having trouble breathing or not getting enough oxygen.
color changes
A bluish color seen around the mouth, on the inside of the lips, or on the fingernails may occur when a person is not getting as much oxygen as needed. The color of the skin may also appear pale or gray.
grunting
A grunting sound can be heard each time the person exhales. This grunting is the body's way of trying to keep air in the lungs so they will stay open.
nose flaring
The openings of the nose spreading open while breathing may indicate that a person is having to work harder to breathe.
retractions
The chest appears to sink in just below the neck and/or under the breastbone with each breath - one way of trying to bring more air into the lungs.
sweating
There may be increased sweat on the head, but the skin does not feel warm to the touch. More often, the skin may feel cool or clammy. This may happen when the breathing rate is very fast.
wheezing
A tight, whistling or musical sound heard with each breath may indicate that the air passages may be smaller, making it more difficult to breathe."
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services...

Helen Genevier
France
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 521

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agree  SJLD: nice refs Doctor G ;-)
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