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An 87-Year-Old Woman With Diabetes, Hypertension, and Liver Cirrhosis in Respiratory DistressElderly Woman in Respiratory Distress

Purvesh Patel, MD; Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP; Seth Koenig, MD, FCCP
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From the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical Center, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University, New Hyde Park, NY.

Correspondence to: Purvesh Patel, MD, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical Center, 410 Lakeville Rd, Ste 107, New Hyde Park, NY 11040; e-mail: Ppatel2@nshs.edu


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Chest. 2013;143(6):e1-e4. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0824
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