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A 59-year-old male asked:

Explain this? lip pursing annoying habit can actually increase end-respiratory pressure (the eep of peep) and improve gas exchange in lungs. thanks.

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Recruitment: By increasing end expiratory pressure, you stent your airways more open and can recruit alveoli for better gas exchange. This is the basis for the classic "pink puffer" variant of copd.

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Last updated Apr 12, 2013

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