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Asclepius1
03-08-2005, 05:21 AM
32 yr old woman with pulmonary fibrosis is most likely to minimize work of breathing by using which of the following patterns?
Respiratory frequency Tidal volume
A Decreased Dec
B Dec Normal
C Dec Increased
D Normal Dec
E Normal Normal
F Normal Increased
G Increased Decreased
H Increased Normal
I Increased Increased

Asclepius1
03-26-2005, 12:24 AM
G)
Increased
Decreased

In a restrictive disease like fibrosis, the decreased recoil limits the
lungs to expand thus in order to get more oxygen the person takes
shallows breaths but the rate is increase to compensate the volume per
minute.







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