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What does UAO stand for?

UAO stands for Upper Airway Obstruction

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Failure to, in a timely fashion, detect a tracheotomy tube displacement into the subcutaneous tissues of a patient who has a tracheotomy inserted as a protective measure in anticipation of a future upper airway obstruction and intervene may result in increased patient morbidity and mortality.
This hindered the ability of the thorax to pull on the lungs, He noted that the dogs' UAR increased to the point that upper airway obstruction occurred, When he reestablished patency of the upper airway, the dogs did not make respiratory movements.
Although the circumstances of Katya's death very strongly indicate the cause was accidental upper airway obstruction, it is not possible to provide an exact cause of death from the post-mortem," he said.