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Textbook Problem

As a result of the upper airway obstruction, the patient had a (_______ low; _____high) ventilation-perfusion in both lungs.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The given blank space in the statement, “As a result of the upper airway obstruction, the patient had a (_______ low; _______ high) ventilation–perfusion in both the lungs”.

Introduction:

Upper airway obstruction is a clinical condition, which is characterized by the presence of a blockage in the upper airway that includes trachea, larynx or voice box, and throat. Blockage in the upper airway prevents the body from getting enough oxygen.

Please refer to Clinical Application Case-2 for further information.

Explanation

In the given case, the patent had upper obstructive airway obstruction. The patient fatigued in the emergency department. The end capillary oxygen pressure decreased and that of the carbon dioxide increased.

The upper airway obstruction leads to the diminishing of the pulmonary ventilation. As a result of the diminished pulmonary ventilation, the affected lungs receive less ventilation in accordance with the blood flow, which remains normal...

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