Chronotherapy is a relatively new approach in patient care that is based on knowledge of the various biologic rhythms of the body. Treatment is aimed at supporting normal rhythms or altering therapies based on known variations in body rhythms. Application of chronotherapy concepts to the pathology of respiratory diseases is discussed to provide a basis for altering pharmacologic therapy in the care of critically ill patients with respiratory disorders
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Respiratory Pharmacology| May 01 1995
Chronotherapy in Acutely Ill Patients With Respiratory Disorders: Part I. Respiratory Chronobiology and Chronopathology
Jacqueline Fowler Byers, RN, MSN, CCRN;
From the Orlando Regional Healthcare System and the Department of Nursing, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Reprint requests to Jacqueline Fowler Byers, RN, MSN, CCRN, 3928 Carnaby Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1995) 6 (2): 316–322.
Jacqueline Fowler Byers, Mary Lou Noll; Chronotherapy in Acutely Ill Patients With Respiratory Disorders: Part I. Respiratory Chronobiology and Chronopathology. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1995; 6 (2): 316–322. doi:
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