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Pulmonary Complications

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394023
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394023.003.0045
Pulmonary Complications

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Chapter 45 describes two important issues: the general pathophysiologic principles of acute respiratory failure and the most significant respiratory complications in patients with acute neurologic catastrophes. The goal in any of these patients is to improve oxygenation or hypercapnia, or both.

Chapter.  6479 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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