Nocturnal NIV in COPD Patients with Prolonged Hypercapnia After Ventilatory Support for Acute Respiratory Failure
Home non-invasive ventilation for hypercapnic COPD patients despite being an extended therapy has been studied for years with heterogeneous results and until recently without clear documented benefits.
In this chapter, we will review this controversial topic, distinguishing between exacerbation and stable COPD. In addition, some comments and recommendations about ventilator settings and interfaces will be made.
Six-min-walk distance test
Body mass index
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Expired positive airway pressure
High-intensity non-invasive ventilation
Hypercapnic respiratory failure
Positive inspiratory airway pressure
Long-term non-invasive positive pressure ventilation
Long-term supplementary oxygen treatment
Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation
Obstructive sleep apnea
Quality of life
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