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Failure of both suction catheter passage and bronchoscopy to diagnose an obstructing tracheal mucus plug.

Summary of "Failure of both suction catheter passage and bronchoscopy to diagnose an obstructing tracheal mucus plug."

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Dalhousie University/QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada, jlaw@dal.ca.

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Name: Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie
ISSN: 1496-8975
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