Respiratory failure. Conventional and high-tech support.

  title={Respiratory failure. Conventional and high-tech support.},
  author={Michael B Shapiro and Harry Linne Anderson and Robert H. Bartlett},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={80 3},
Although significant progress has been made in the treatment of patients with acute lung failure in the critical care setting, the mortality rate from acute lung injury and ARDS is unacceptably high, given the numbers of patients treated for these syndromes each year. The improved understanding of the pathophysiology of respiratory failure from basic science and clinical research is reflected in improved survival rates over the years. Advances in the mechanical ventilator (through… CONTINUE READING


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