Tag: COPD

High-flow nasal cannula in acute respiratory failure: ERS guidelines

HFNC is a valuable intervention in adults with ARF. New conditional recommendations by the ERS may assist clinicians to choose the most appropriate non-invasive respiratory support for various acute ...
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Prehospital NIV for AECOPD and acute cardiopulmonary oedema

Observational German study (N=545) finds a reduction of mechanical ventilation time and intensive care stay length with prehospital NIV versus endotracheal intubation for acute respiratory insufficien...
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Impact of PAP therapy adherence on outcomes in patients with OSA & COPD

Retrospective database analysis (N=6810) shows PAP usage by patients with OSA and COPD was associated with reduced all-cause hospitalisations, emergency room visits, severe acute exacerbations and hea...
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Home LTNIPPV: PaCO2 reflects treatment effect in hypercapnic COPD patients

Meta-analysis of RCTs: long-term NIV significantly reduces mortality, hospital admissions & PaCO2 versus control treatment in stable hypercapnic COPD patients. Baseline level and reduction in PaCO2 ma...
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Exploring patient experience with NIV: a human-centered analysis

Patient interviews (n=16) identified several themes which influence NIV acceptance by patients with COPD exacerbation: information about NIV, quality of interaction with HCPs and physical and emotiona...
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Remote monitoring could predict and help manage AECOPD

Review discusses integrating PROs, data collected from wearable (e.g. heart rate) and medical devices (non-invasive ventilators) supported by AI models to improve personalised care of COPD and predict...
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High Flow Nasal Cannula Use in COPD Patients with Exacerbations

Lit review finds high-flow nasal cannula should be preferred to conventional O2 therapy in COPD exacerbation without respiratory acidosis and at NIV breaks and weaning, and as a 2L option in respirato...
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NIV improves the outcome in patients with pneumonia-associated RF

The use of NIV is associated with a significant reduction of intubation rate in patients with pneumonia-associated respiratory failure (RF), and this effect seems to be prominent in patients with pre-...
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What are the experiences of people with COPD using activity monitors?

Qualitative review finds several themes including acceptability, supporting motivation, technical issues and goal setting. Patients generally benefited but improvements are needed such as addressing t...
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