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Acute Respiratory Failure

  • Randeep Guleria
  • Jaya Kumar
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Abstract

Acute respiratory failure results from the failure of respiratory system in one or both of its gas exchange functions—oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units (ICUs). There are two types—type 1 hypoxic respiratory failure and type 2 hypercapnic respiratory failure.

Keywords

Respiratory Failure Interstitial Lung Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosus Acute Respiratory Failure Noninvasive Ventilation 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pulmonary MedicineAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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