Tag: Non-invasive ventilation

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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Auto-titrating versus fixed-EPAP iVAPS ventilation

What's the impact of auto-titrating vs fixed-EPAP in COPD pts with hypercapnic respiratory failure? In this RCT (n=50), auto-titration significantly lowered PaCO2, reduced leaks, increased tidal volum...
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Home use of non-invasive ventilation for COPD

Short review of guidelines and evidence for home non-invasive ventilation for COPD provides a reminder of its benefits, including improvements in mortality and hospital (re)admissions and, potentially...
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Day-to-day variability of parameters recorded by home NPPV

Home non-invasive ventilation (NIV) parameter changes could be used to predict acute COPD exacerbations (AECOPD). 7-day mean respiratory rate, tidal volume and daily use were independently associated ...
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NIV at home improves survival and decreases healthcare utilization

NIVH treatment is associated with reduced risk of: death (Relative Risk Reduction: 39%), 1st emergency room visit (RRR: 22%) and hospitalisation (RRR: 17%) in patients with COPD and chronic respirator...
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