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Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2008 Aug;69(8):444-9.

Managing acute on chronic respiratory failure: a guide to non-invasive ventilation.

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Royal Free and University College Medical School, London NW3 2PF.

Abstract

Acute-on-chronic respiratory failure is becoming an increasingly common medical emergency, mostly as a result of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is associated with high mortality rates and so practising the best evidence-based management is vital.

PMID:
18783091
DOI:
10.12968/hmed.2008.69.8.30740
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