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Chronic Respiratory Failure Lab Report

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Acute on chronic respiratory failure with severe hypoxemia can cause serious complications. The respiratory system is responsible for the bodies gas exchange of O2 and CO2. All the organs of the body need oxygen rich blood to function correctly. The lungs are a very delicate sponge like organ that consist of capillaries for oxygen transport and alveolar air-filled sacs. the patients have been exposed to a toxic inhalant chemical and has a history of tobacco use, this correlate with his current state of health. The patient was originally brought into an ER with his oxygen saturation at 51%, when he was stabilized he was brought to this facility.

The patient has a history of being hospitalized numerous times for exacerbation secondary to smoking,
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