NIV keeps COPD patients out of hospital, extends life
By Anna Sayburn
12 Dec 2017
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 ...