Chapter 24. Respiratory Failure

  1. Anthony Seaton CBE, BA, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FFOM, FMedSci1,2,
  2. Douglas Seaton MD, FRCP3 and
  3. The late A. Gordon Leitch Bsc, MB, PhD, FRCPE, FCCP
  1. William MacNee

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch24

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

MacNee, W. (2000) Respiratory Failure, in Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition (eds A. Seaton, D. Seaton and A. G. Leitch), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  2. 2

    Honorary Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Hospital NHS Trust

  3. 3

    Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865428577

Online ISBN: 9780470695999

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Keywords:

  • respiratory failure;
  • blood gases;
  • lung disease;
  • emphysema;
  • hypoxaemia

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Type I Respiratory Failure

  • Type II (Hypercapnic) Respiratory Failure

  • Clinical Features

  • Diagnosis

  • Management

  • Complications

  • Specific Types of Respiratory Failure

  • References