NIV keeps COPD patients out of hospital, extends life

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) at home not only keeps people out of hospital, it also extends life and reduces COPD exacerbations. Re-analysis of results from a trial adding home NIV to oxygen therapy for patients with persistent hypercapnia after a COPD exacerbation confirmed that it improved admission-free survival, increasing median time to readmission or death ...

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