Category: COPD (Page 3)

Comparison of BiPAP Nasal Ventilation and Ventilation via Iron Lung in Severe Stable COPD: Materials and Methods

Respiratory muscle fatigue may contribute to exercise limitation and respiratory failure in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Conventional mechanical ventilation has been successful in supporting ventilation and resting the respiratory muscles when severe respiratory muscle fatigue or failure occurs, but severe complications may ensue from repeated and long-term endotracheal intubation. Noninvasive ventilators […]