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Breath of Life: The Role of the Ventilator in Managing Life-Threatening Illnesses
Approximately 90 percent of deaths from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) are the result of chronic respiratory failure and/or concurrent respiratory infection. Respiratory failure in neuromuscular diseases is of the restrictive type, resulting from progressive weakness of breathing muscles. The ventilator simply replaces or augments the failed bellows mechanism of the res ...more
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published December 30th 2001 by Scarecrow Press
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