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Long-term domiciliary treatment with nasal intermittent positive-pressure ventilation plus supplemental oxygen in COPD with severe hypercapnia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9044488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
V Alfaro; R Torras; L Palacios; J Ibáñez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0025-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-05     Completed Date:  1997-05-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physiology, University of Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Gas Analysis
Home Care Services*
Humans
Hypercapnia / blood,  complications,  therapy*
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation / methods*
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / complications,  therapy*
Male
Middle Aged
Nose
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / methods*

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