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jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2018

HFO2 in COPD

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PulmCCM - Sep 08, 2018 - By Jon-Emile S. Kenny
..."As a fussy physiologist, I frequently find myself deciphering literature on hemodynamics and respiratory mechanics – not because of their complexity, but rather their inconsistent nomenclature. A recent report by Di mussi et al. multiplies my frustrations.
I have previously posted on the mechanisms of carbon dioxide excretion with oxygen delivered by nasal high flow [NHF], as well as on the important distinction between respiratory work and power. A fresh publication addressing the beneficial effects of NHF in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] focuses these erstwhile ruminations and further informs on the subtle disparities between respiratory work, effort and efficiency. Without jest, I invite you to travel back in physiological time with me … you must bring your own weapons of critical appraisal; your safety is not guaranteed..."