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What does WOB stand for?

WOB stands for Work of Breathing

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This development causes alveolar collapse, capillary shunting, a decreased functional residual capacity, decreased lung compliance, and an increased work of breathing
Crisp recommendations are provided concerning the value of clinical pulmonary infection score, sequential chest radiographs, fever, infectious markers, sputum production, work of breathing and auscultation, and clinical versus microbiological diagnosis.
The reported therapeutic goals of breathing control include correcting abnormal chest motion, reducing the work of breathing and sensation of dyspnoea, improving the efficiency of breathing, and altering the distribution of ventilation (Miller 1954, Cahalin et al 2002).
Although subjectively we did not find the work of breathing required with the prototype mask to be different from that required with a standard N95 filtering facepiece, persons with respiratory compromise of any type should not use this mask.