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Unformatted text preview: 2 of 55 mm Hg or less, an SaO 2 below 88%, or a PaO 2 between 56 and 59 mm Hg with signs of pulmonary hypertension, cor pulmonale, or polycythemia. Encouraging increased fluid intake and atmospheric humidifica-tion, avoidance of antihistamine and decongestant agents, and limitation of antitussive medica-tions help to mobilize secretions....
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- Spring '09