Mechanical Ventilation in Obstructive Airway Diseases



Obstructive pulmonary diseases are a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Acute respiratory failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the common reasons for admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Use of noninvasive ventilation has revolutionized the treatment and outcome of COPD patients.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Acute Respiratory Failure Noninvasive Ventilation Spontaneous Breathing Trial 

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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pulmonology and Critical CareArtemis Health InstituteGurgaonIndia

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