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The Role of Invasive Ventilation in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causing Respiratory Failure.


Abstract Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can usually be managed initially with medical treatment and non- invasive ventilation. In circumstances where non- invasive ventilation cannot be used or has failed, intubation and invasive ventilation may be lifesaving. The outcome of patients with an exacerbation of COPD…

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