Patient with pneumonia and respiratory failure
Last update: Monday, 11 Sep 2017 at 19:27
A 46-year-old patient, non-smoker, was admitted to the emergency with cough, purulent sputum, dyspnea and fever for three days. The chest X-ray and arterial blood gas, collected during oxygen therapy by Venturi mask at 50%, are shown below. Respiratory rate was 26 bpm.
How should we classify this patient's respiratory failure?
d) Impossible due to the use of O2
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