Depression as Pump Failure and Hypercapnia


Respiratory failure is a condition in which the respiratory system fails in one or both of its gas exchange functions. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients admitted to intensive care units. It is a result of either lung failure, resulting in hypoxemia, or pump failure, resulting in alveolar hypoventilation and hypercapnia. This article covers the basic lung anatomy, pathophysiology, and classification of respiratory failure.  Pathophysiology and Classification of Respiratory Failure, Review Crit Care Nurs Q, Apr-Jun 2016;39(2):85-93.doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000102. Tejpreet Singh Lamba 1Rihab Saeed ShararaAnil C SinghMarvin Balaan PMID: 26919670 DOI: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000102


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