Treatment of Respiratory Failure Due to Advanced Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) causes in excess of 25,000 deaths each year in the United States. Also, 5 to 10 million Americans are partially or totally disabled with COLD. Thus, COLD is a common and important cause of respiratory failure.
KeywordsChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Acute Respiratory Failure Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Arterial Oxygen Tension
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