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Following in the best British "tradition" in medical writing, Respiratory Failure is short but comprehensive, and its contents will surely interest all medical and paramedical personnel involved in the treatment of respiratory decompensation. The material is presented in three parts. The first, diagnosis and assessment of respiratory failure, heavily emphasizes the physiological background and particularly the mechanical disturbance with its therapeutic implications in terms of mechanical ventilatory assistance. One also welcomes the authors' support for the empirical definition of respiratory failure in the presence of a PACO2 > 50 mm Hg and a PAO2 < 60 mm Hg at sea
Respiratory Failure.. Ann Intern Med. ;71:672–673. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-3-672
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(3):672-673.
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