The Problem of Weaning in COPD Patients

  • R. Brandolese
  • U. Andreose


When we consider diseases of the respiratory system from the point of view of mechanics, we can divide them into obstructive and restrictive disorders, which can be diagnosed readily by spirometry (1). We discuss, here, the problems inherent to obstructive pulmonary disease because they are, in clinical practice, more important and there are many speculative studies. Lung disease characterized by breathlessness and a slowing lung emptying are very common in our intensive respiratory units.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Respiratory Muscle Pressure Support Ventilation 
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  • U. Andreose

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