recordings were captured using a small microphone inserted into a Hans Rudolph breathing valve through the saliva port.
Moussavi and colleagues, recorded the tracheal breath sounds
of 35 patients with varying severity of OSA and 17 age-matched controls.
There was dullness, soft breath sounds
and inspiratory crackles in the left base posteriorly.
In the emergency department, she displayed decreased breath sounds
and crackles on the left side.
I can do a more comprehensive assessment before contacting medical staff, eg if a person is short of breath, I can now assess air entry and additional breath sounds
Her breath sounds
were of normal intensity on auscultation of her chest.
Physical examination revealed an area of dullness to percussion in the left lower lung field with diminished breath sounds
We used a stethoscope for taking blood pressures and listening to apical pulses-not breath sounds
, heart sounds, bowel sounds or bruits.
The comparison between this product and a general use stethoscope is unmistakable in its clarity and ability to magnify even faint breath sounds
to a level that are audible.
At the return visit to the emergency department, the patient exhibited decreased breath sounds
, intercostal retractions, distension of the abdomen, and tachycardia.
Physical examination indicates lobar consolidation, bronchial breath sounds
, increased fremitus, and dullness to percussion.
There were bilateral decreased breath sounds
with percussion dullness in the right hemithorax.