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1

What is stridor?

High-pitched, harsh wheezing sound caused by turbulent airflow

2

What is stertor?

Low-pitched sound characterized by heavy snoring or gasping from the nasopharyngeal airway

3

Which throat cancer is related to HPV?

Respiratory paillomatosis

4

Which strains of HPV are related to recurrent respiratory papillomatosis?

6, 11, 16 and 18

5

Why is a nasal blockage more dangerous in an infant versus an adult?

Infants can only breath through their nose due to the higher position of the larynx (C1)

6

In wbich situation may an infant be affected bu subglottic stenosis?

When they have had a breathing tube in too long (due to being pre-term)

7

What generally induced subglottic stenosis in adults?

  1. GPA
  2. Reflux

8

Why should a severe burns patient be intubated immediately?

Swelling may close the airway

9

How does respiratory distress in infants progress?

  1. Respiratory distress
  2. Respiratory failure
  3. Respiratory arrest, Cardiac failure, Neurological failure

10

What is heliox and why may it be used in a patient struggling to breath?

Helium and oxygen

Helium makesgas mixture easier to breath