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A 75-Year-Old Woman Admitted to the ICU With Respiratory FailureAn Elderly Woman With Respiratory Failure

Marie Conrad, MD; Julien Haroche, MD; Frédéric Charlotte, MD; Baptiste Hervier, MD; Zahir Amoura, MD, PhD; Pierre-Edouard Bollaert, MD, PhD; Sebastien Gibot, MD, PhD
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From the Medical ICU (Drs Conrad, Bollaert, and Gibot), University Hospital of Nancy, Nancy; and the Department of Internal Medecine (Drs Haroche, Charlotte, Hervier, and Amoura), Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Pitié-Salpetrière Hopital, Paris, France.

Correspondence to: Marie Conrad, MD, CHU Hospital Central, 29, avenue Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 54000 Nancy, France; e-mail: m.conrad@chu-nancy.fr


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Chest. 2012;142(4):1063-1067. doi:10.1378/chest.11-2700
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