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Chronic respiratory failure from end-stage disease 

Chronic respiratory failure from end-stage disease
Chronic respiratory failure from end-stage disease

Anna Spathis

, Helen E. Davies

, Sara Booth

, and Max Watson

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date: 18 September 2020

Definition 34

Pathophysiology 35

Clinical features 36

Oxygen therapy in chronic respiratory failure 38

Non-invasive ventilation in chronic respiratory failure 40

Respiratory failure is defined as the presence of hypoxaemia (PaO2 <8kPa) with or without hypercapnia (PaCO2 ±6.0kPa). It is divided into two types:...

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