Selected Disorders of the Respiratory System

  • George C. Coleman
  • Richard H. Hoffman
  • Michael R. Lustig
  • John G. King
  • David W. Marsland


Respiration is a complex physiologic process consisting of the uptake of oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide, a process involving the movement of gases and the circulation of blood. Respiratory failure is a descriptive term for the derangement of this process so gas exchange is inadequate. Causes of respiratory failure are myriad, as are the causes of the clinical subset of respiratory failure cases that fall under the classification of adult respiratory distress syndrome.


Pulmonary Embolism Deep Vein Thrombosis Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Interstitial Lung Disease Pleural Fluid 
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  • George C. Coleman
  • Richard H. Hoffman
  • Michael R. Lustig
  • John G. King
  • David W. Marsland

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