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Respiration. 1997;64(1):118-20.

Long-term domiciliary treatment with nasal intermittent positive-pressure ventilation plus supplemental oxygen in COPD with severe hypercapnia.

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Department of Physiology, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

An effective treatment of advanced states of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has yet to be established. We report the case of a COPD patient with severe hypoxemia (pO2 = 32.0 mm Hg) and hypercapnia (pCO2 = 90.0 mm Hg) who was successfully treated for 8 months with nasal intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV) plus supplemental O2 in a domiciliary treatment. The reduction of hypoxemia parallel to the alleviation of hypercapnia reversed the patient's continuously declining condition.

PMID:
9044488
DOI:
10.1159/000196655
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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