Respiratory function during oxygen administration in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Abstract

Patient with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can develop respiratory muscle weakness and fatigue. Arterial hypoxemia can predispose to this condition. To assess whether O2 administration improved respiratory muscle function and respiratory pattern in COPD 11 patients with chronic hypoxemia were examined. Each patient was first submitted… (More)

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