Importance of respiratory rate as an indicator of respiratory dysfunction in patients with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Browning1990ImportanceOR,
  title={Importance of respiratory rate as an indicator of respiratory dysfunction in patients with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Iley B. Browning and Gilbert E. D'Alonzo and Martin J. Tobin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1990},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={1317-21}
}
Bedside measurement of respiratory frequency is commonly performed in a cursory manner and judged to be of little clinical importance. However, in a recent study of patients being weaned from mechanical ventilation, we found that tachypnea was quite accurate in predicting an unsuccessful weaning outcome. The present study was undertaken to examine the relationship between nonobtrusive measurements of respiratory frequency, using a calibrated inductive plethysmograph, and detailed measurements… CONTINUE READING