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According to the American Association for Respiratory Care, the rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) formula is an objective method by which a patient is considered ready to be weaned off of a ventilator. AARC notes that... More »

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The rapid shallow breathing index is calculated by finding the respiratory frequency and tidal volume of the patient's breathing pattern. The index is expressed as a mathematical ratio such that the frequency is a lowerc... More »

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There are several common causes of shallow breathing, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, including asthma, blood clot, and choking. COPD, heart failure, lung infection, pneumonia or transient tachypnea c... More »

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Treatments for botulism depend upon the form of the condition and include taking certain antibiotics, undergoing antitoxin injections and breathing through a mechanical ventilator, according to Mayo Clinic. Surgery may b... More »

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Normal breathing rates per minute vary according to age. According to About.com, newborns and infants take 30 to 60 breaths per minute, toddlers take 24 to 40 breaths, preschoolers take 22 to 34 breaths, school-age child... More »

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High potassium levels, also called hyperkalemia, can cause heart palpitations, vomiting and breathing problems, according to Healthline. Hyperkalemia may also cause feelings of weakness, tiredness, tingling, numbness and... More »

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Going for a walk, just breathing, soaking up the sun, listening to music and drinking tea are instant measures that lower blood pressure, reports Medical Daily. Blood pressure is a preventable disease associated with str... More »

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