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Respiratory Failure

  • Gerard J. Criner
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Abstract

Define respiratory failure. Classify respiratory failure into hypoxemic or hypercapnic subtypes. Recognize the signs and symptoms of respiratory failure. Define the alveolar gas equation and apply it to evaluate respiratory failure. Recognize the changes in blood gases that accompany respiratory failure. Know the major treatment strategies for respiratory failure.

Keywords

Respiratory Failure Respiratory Muscle Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction Flail Chest Intrapulmonary Shunt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard J. Criner
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  1. 1.Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Temple Lung CenterTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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