Ventilatory support during sleep in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Peter Jan Wijkstra*, Marieke Leontine Duiverman

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

Onderzoeksoutput: Review articlepeer review


In conclusion, currently there is no conclusive evidence that NIV should be provided routinely to stable patients with COPD. Nevertheless, patients who are clearly hypercapnic, who receive confirmed effective ventilation by applying higher inspiratory pressures, and have a better compliance might show clinical benefits. The combination of rehabilitation and nocturnal ventilatory support seems to provide more benefits than rehabilitation alone, so this might be a situation in which chronic NIV is effective.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)381-390
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftSleep Medicine Clinics
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - 1-jan-2014

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