In treating a patient presenting respiratory functional impairment, the physician is left with the task of running tests to determine whether there is a mechanical component to the illness. One abnormality that must be sought is the intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi).


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Inspiratory Effort Alveolar Pressure Dynamic Hyperinflation Expiratory Muscle 
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