Lifestyle rehab should go hand in hand with NIV

The use of nocturnal non-invasive ventilation (NIV) may help correct sleep-related breathing abnormalities in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), but cannot be relied upon to address cardiovascular or metabolic co-morbidities. Instead, NIV should be a part of an integrated treatment plan that includes lifestyle modification and pulmonary rehabilitation, says a senior respiratory failure expert. ...

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