Research Library

Premium Relationships between ventilatory impairment, sleep hypoventilation and type 2 respiratory failure
Author(s)
Hillman David,
Singh Bhajan,
McArdle Nigel,
Eastwood Peter
Publication year2014
Publication title
respirology
Resource typeJournals
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Abstract Conditions that increase load on respiratory muscles and/or reduce their capacity to cope with this load predispose to type 2 (hypercapnic) respiratory failure. In its milder forms, this imbalance between load and capacity may primarily manifest as sleep hypoventilation which, if untreated, can increase the likelihood of wakeful respiratory failure. Such problems are commonly seen in progressive respiratory neuromuscular disorders, morbid obesity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, either separately or together. Identifying patients at risk can be important in determining whether and when to intervene with treatments such as non‐invasive ventilatory assistance. Measurements of wakeful respiratory function are fundamental to this risk assessment. These issues are reviewed in this paper.
Subject(s)anesthesia , engineering , hypercapnia , hypoventilation , intensive care medicine , mechanical engineering , medicine , respiratory failure , respiratory system , ventilation (architecture)
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank1.857
H-Index85
eISSN1440-1843
pISSN1323-7799
DOI10.1111/resp.12376

Seeing content that should not be on Zendy? Contact us.

This content is not available in your region!

Continue researching here.

Having issues? You can contact us here