Hyperventilation syndrome

How accurate is the prehospital diagnosis of hyperventilation syndrome?

The study included a consecutive series of patients and was similar to a cohort study, which corresponds to a single-gate diagnostic accuracy study design (Rutjes et al, 2005). A retrospective...

Hyperventilation syndrome: diagnosis and reassurance

The term hyperventilation syndrome (HVS) was first mentioned in 1938 by Kerr et al who attributed their patients' tetany to hyperventilation associated with anxiety. Since then, the term has been...

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