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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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Hyperventilation and disproportionate breathlessness

Hyperventilation and disproportionate breathlessness

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(p.323) Chapter 20 Hyperventilation and disproportionate breathlessness
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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease
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Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0020

This chapter examines the pathology and management of hyperventilation and disproportionate breathlessness. It explains that these conditions are complex states and that patients with these complaints are frequently misdiagnosed. The chapter suggests that physiological confirmation should include measurement of carbon dioxide partial pressure (PCO2) and that the management of hyperventilation should include explanation and reassurance; a consideration of rebreathing, breathing, and retraining; and in some cases drug treatment.

Keywords:   hyperventilation, disproportionate breathlessness, PCO2, rebreathing, drug treatment

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