Lyle Larner

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BACKGROUND Respiratory therapists (RTs) are often involved in treating seriously ill and dying patients, but receive little instruction in end-of-life care. Prompted by several difficult cases, we developed an interdisciplinary program to introduce practicing RTs to ethical and end-of-life issues, and evaluated the program with a dedicated survey(More)
Objective: to demonstrate the effectiveness and the positive outcome of patients treated with heliumoxygen (heliox) mixture. Heliox has been used in patients with airway obstruction of different etiologies who do not respond to a conventional treatment with oxygen. Methods: report of four cases of patients who received heliox as treatment for airway(More)
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