Acute Respiratory Failure



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.


Respiratory Failure Interstitial Lung Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosus Acute Respiratory Failure Noninvasive Ventilation 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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