Mechanisms and management of respiratory failure

Academic Article


  • Management of respiratory failure is a complex endeavor that requires consideration of diverse etiologies and pathophysiology. Future investigation may lead to specific pharmacologic interventions of greater efficacy. In the meantime, careful attention to basic tenets of pathophysiology, supportive care, and reversal of underlying pulmonary insults is the foundation of successful therapy.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 9374679
  • Author List

  • Duncan SR; Raffin TA
  • Start Page

  • 55
  • End Page

  • 63
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 7