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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation to trea...[BMJ. 2003] - PubMed Result

Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation to trea...[BMJ. 2003] - PubMed Result: "CONCLUSIONS: NPPV should be the first line intervention in addition to usual medical care to manage respiratory failure secondary to an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in all suitable patients. NPPV should be tried early in the course of respiratory failure and before severe acidosis, to reduce mortality, avoid endotracheal intubation, and decrease treatment failure."