Tag: Home mechanical ventilation

Cost-effeciveness of Home NIV in COPD

Analysis of UK records finds home noninvasive ventilation is likely cost-effective in patients previously hospitalised for a COPD exacerbation at a threshold of £20000 per QALY. Cost-effectiveness in...
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Assistive technologies for home NIV in patients with COPD

Retrospective analysis of patients with COPD & hypercapnia finds home noninvasive ventilation with remote monitoring & iVAPS-autoEPAP prolonged time to readmission/death vs no home NIV (median 160 day...
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Living conditions and autonomy levels in COPD patients receiving NIV: impact on health related quality of life

How does autonomy impairment in COPD patients receiving NIV impact health-related QoL? New observational study (N=137) shows that nearly half of patients receiving NIV had autonomy impairment & HR-QoL...
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Current practices in home mechanical ventilation for COPD

Patients were highly compliant with home mechanical ventilation. There seems to be a move towards higher ventilation pressures, increased use of oronasal #masks and an intent to obtain normocapnia.
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Tricks and tips for home mechanical ventilation

New review article discusses home mechanical ventilation initiation and follow-up. Therapeutic goal setting, treatment initiation, ventilator data usage and telemonitoring follow-up are addressed.
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Long-term adherence to home mechanical ventilation

How has compliance with HMV changed in the last 10 years in patients with sleep-disordered breathing and hypercapnic respiratory failure? Medical records show annual non-adherence reduced by 86% from ...
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