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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
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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