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High-Dose N-Acetylcysteine Therapy for Novel H1N1 Influenza Pneumonia

Kang Yiu Lai, MRCP; Wing Yiu Ng, MRCP; Pik Kei Osburga Chan, MRCP; Kit Fai Wong, MD, MRCP; and Fanny Cheng, MRCP
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From Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(10):687-688. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-152-10-201005180-00017
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CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure; CRP = C-reactive protein (mg/L); H1 = polymerase chain reaction for human swine influenza A H1 gene; HDNAC = high-dose N-acetylcysteine (100 mg/kg per day); M = ventilator mode; Mx = polymerase chain reaction for influenza A virus matrix gene; NC = nasal cannula (O2 L/min); NO = nitric oxide (ppm); PEEP = positive end-expiratory pressure; PCV = pressure-controlled ventilation; VC = volume-cycled ventilation.

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