Respiratory muscle failure.

  title={Respiratory muscle failure.},
  author={Dudley F Rochester and N S Arora},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  volume={67 3},
The diseases which are commonly complicated by hypercapnic respiratory failure also compromise the respiratory muscles in several ways. Increased work of breathing, mechanical disadvantage, neuromuscular disease, impaired nutritional status, shock, hypoxemia, acidosis, and deficiency of potassium, magnesium, and inorganic phosphorus are the major non-neurologic factors which contribute to respiratory muscle fatigue and failure. Respiratory muscle fatigue has two components. High frequency… CONTINUE READING


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