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Old 02-08-2016
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Severe hypoxemia and systemic hypoperfusion result in decreased O2 delivery, anaerobic metabolism and subsequent lactic acidosis.

https://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org...als/25_RDS.pdf

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