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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly
With the increasing complexity of ventilatory equipment and the rapid development of new techniques for respiratory care, it has become progressively more difficult for the average physician to keep pace with clinical and technical advancements. The management of acute respiratory failure is now a demanding art which requires a broad knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology and sophistication in the use of complicated equipment. Careful attention to detail is often the critical factor that determines survival. The mortality from acute respiratory failure has been substantially reduced in respiratory intensive care units where there are well trained teams of physicians, nurses, and technicians to manage patients during life-threatening episodes of ventilatory failure.
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