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Table 1 Classification of etiology of acute respiratory failure

From: The outcome of extubation failure in a community hospital intensive care unit: a cohort study

Classification Details
Pulmonary Upper airway obstruction, acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructuve pulmonary disease, lobar pneumonia, malignant effusion, aspergilloma, aspiration pneumonitis, lobar collapse, asthma exacerbation, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema
Cardiac Congestive heart failure, pericarditis, primary cardiomyopathy, acute myocardial infarction, bacterial endocarditis
Neurologic Status epilepticus, cerebral vascular accident, intracranial hemorrhage, convulsion/seizure disorder
Renal Acute renal failure
Other Liver failure, drug overdose, upper/lower gastrointestinal bleed, diabetic ketoacidosis, sepsis, blood transfusion reaction, vasculitis