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failure

(Bankruptcy), noun commercial failure, default, discontinuance of business, economic downfall, failure to maintain solvency, financial disaster, financial loss, financial ruin, inability to maintain solvency, inability to meet financial obligations, insolvency, insufficiency of funds, lack of funds, suspension of business
Associated concepts: failure to meet one's obligations, insolvency

failure

(Falling short), noun defectio, defectiveness, deficiency, delinquency, dereliction, inability, insufficiency, lack, loss of strength, noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, oversight, pretermission, shortcoming, slip, want
Associated concepts: failure of consideration, failure of eviience, failure of heirs, failure of issue, failure of proof, failure of purpose, failure of title, failure of trust, failure to act, faillre to bargain collectively, failure to comply, failure to file a return, failure to give notice, failure to make delivery, failure to perform, failure to prosecute, law office failures, partial failure

failure

(Lack of success), noun aborted attempt, beating, botch, breakdown, collapse, debacle, defeat, disappointment, downfall, drubbing, error, fall, fiasco, fruitless effort, frustration, ineffectualness, labor in vain, loss, miscarriage, misfortune, mistake, ruin, unsuccessful attempt, vain attempt
See also: abortion, bankruptcy, breach, debacle, defeat, delinquency, disaster, dishonor, disqualification, expiration, flaw, foible, frailty, frustration, impossibility, impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, inefficacy, infraction, lapse, loss, miscarriage, misconduct, mistrial, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonpayment, offense, omission, oversight, vice
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The MRF-26 [13] is a modified version of the original MRF-28 [4] designed for patients with chronic respiratory failure. It has two domains: daily activities and perceived disability, from which the total score is calculated.
Chronic respiratory failure: an unusual cause and treatment.
Ibanez M, Augilar JJ, Maderal MA, Prats E, Farrero E, Font A, Escarrabill J (2001) Sexuality in chronic respiratory failure: Coincidences and divergences between patients and primary caregiver.
ASV has been the sole mode of ventilation in some chronic care facilities in Israel for several years (31) and has been shown to be cost-effective, safe and efficient in ventilating and weaning patients with chronic respiratory failure.
Nasal versus full face mask for noninvasive ventilation in chronic respiratory failure. Eur Respir J 2004; 23 : 605-9.
The GOLD staging of COPD Stage Severity Postbronchodilator lung function I Mild [FEV.sub.1]/FVC [less than or equal to] 0.7; [FEV.sub.1] [greater than or equal to] 80% of predicted II Moderate [FEV.sub.1]/FVC [less than or equal to] 0.7; 50% [less than or equal to] [FEV.sub.1] < 80% of predicted III Severe [FEV.sub.1]/FVC [less than or equal to] 0.7; 30% [less than or equal to] [FEV.sub.1] < 50% of predicted IV Very severe [FEV.sub.1]/FVC [less than or equal to] 0.7; [FEV.sub.1] < 30% of predicted or [FEV.sub.1] < 50% of predicted with features of chronic respiratory failure
Steven died that day of chronic respiratory failure. Julie and her 13-year-old daughter Vickyare devastated.
'This is one of the most exciting developments in the management of patients with chronic respiratory failure for the past 20 years.'
Stage IV (very severe) COPD is defined as an [FEV.sub.1] less than 30% (or less than 50% with chronic respiratory failure).

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