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Non-invasive ventilation for acute exacerbation of COPD with very high PaCO 2 : A randomized controlled trial

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Author(s): Khilnani Gopi | Saikia Nripen | Banga Amit | Sharma Surendra

Journal: Lung India
ISSN 0970-2113

Volume: 27;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 125;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: COPD exacerbation | non-invasive ventilation | randomized controlled trial

ABSTRACT
Objective: To assess the role of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) for management of Indian patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Materials and Methods: Forty patients (mean age 57.6 ± 10.8 years; M:F 31:9) with AECOPD with pH
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