Thursday, October 01, 2009

Noninvasive ventilation for COPD exacerbations

The results reported in the
latest paper are consistent with prior reports:


These results demonstrate that noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, in a pulmonary ward, reduces the need for endotracheal intubation, particularly in the more severe patients, and leads to a faster recovery in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Medscape commentary here.

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