Hypercapnic respiratory failure: from the past to the future

Shneerson, John
December 2007
Thorax;Dec2007, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p1024
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the development of respiratory medicine concerning the respiratory failure in Great Britain. He notes that the work of Moran Campbell and his colleagues clarified the physiological basis of the clinical presentations of respiratory failure. It stated that the adverse effect of supplement oxygen of removing the hypoxic drive and exacerbating respiratory failure was recognized and controlled oxygen therapy using Venturi masks became established.


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