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The Italian multicentre study on noninvasive ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with chronic ventilatory failure (CVF) are more likely to develop exacerbations, which are an important determinant of health-related quality ofExpand
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Bleeding and pneumonia in intensive care patients given ranitidine and sucralfate for prevention of stress ulcer: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Abstract Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of ranitidine and sucralfate in the prevention of stress ulcer in critical patients and to assess if these treatments affect the risk of nosocomialExpand
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How far is real life from COPD therapy guidelines? An Italian observational study.
BACKGROUND According to the GOLD international guidelines, the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be proportional to the severity of airflow obstruction graded accordingExpand
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Mechanical Insufflation–Exsufflation Improves Outcomes for Neuromuscular Disease Patients with Respiratory Tract Infections
Vianello A, Corrado A, Arcaro G, Gallan F, Ori C, Minuzzo M, Bevilacqua M: Mechanical insufflation–exsufflation improves outcomes for neuromuscular disease patients with respiratory tract infections.Expand
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Withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids can be safe in COPD patients at low risk of exacerbation: a real-life study on the appropriateness of treatment in moderate COPD patients (OPTIMO)
BackgroundIt has been suggested that withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in COPD patients on maintenance treatment results in deterioration of symptoms, lung function and exacerbations. TheExpand
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Costs of the COPD. Differences between intensive care unit and respiratory intermediate care unit.
INTRODUCTION To assess whether respiratory intermediate care units (RICUs) are cost effective alternatives to intensive care units (ICUs) for patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructiveExpand
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Long-term oxygen therapy in COPD: evidences and open questions of current indications.
Long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) has been shown to improve the survival rate in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients with severe resting hypoxemia by NOTT and MRC studies, publishedExpand
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Respiratory intensive care units in Italy: a national census and prospective cohort study
BACKGROUND In Italy, respiratory intensive care units (RICUs) provide an intermediate level of care between the intensive care unit (ICU) and the general ward for patients with single organExpand
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Tracheostomy in patients with long-term mechanical ventilation: a survey.
BACKGROUND Tracheostomy is increasingly performed in intensive care units (ICU), with many patients transferred to respiratory ICU (RICU). Indications/timing for closing tracheostomy are discussed.Expand
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Respiratory intermediate care units: a European survey
⇓Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, especially those with chronic respiratory failure, may frequently require periods of intensive treatment, monitoring, nursing and,Expand
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