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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Perhaps users see ‘bar’ as in ‘barometric’ and believe this to be a way of saying that the patient isn’t getting enough oxygen. (Or maybe I’m imputing sophistication where it doesn’t exist. ) Examples:
As far as this hospital is concerned, this is a simple case of low-bar pneumonia.
SCause of Death: Low Bar pneumonia
The guy did have a pneumonia on one side, a low bar pneumonia — couldn’t hear any breath sounds on half of the chest.
Generated by Ancestry Family Tree DEATH: Died from low bar pneumonia. asurprisinglittletown.com/slone/aqwn06.htm – 4k – Supplemental Result
furthermore, she developed pneumococcal low bar pneumonia with hypoxemia requiring face mask, but not intubation.