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Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the acute care setting: where are we?
Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) is a technique used to deliver mechanical ventilation that is increasingly utilised in acute and chronic conditions. The present review examines theExpand
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Non-invasive ventilation in exacerbations of COPD
Randomized controlled trials have confirmed the evidence and helped to define when and where non invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) should be the first line treatment of acute exacerbations ofExpand
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Interactive videogame as rehabilitation tool of patients with chronic respiratory diseases: preliminary results of a feasibility study.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of an interactive videogame (IV) system in addition to a supervised pulmonary rehabilitation programme (PRP) in patients with chronic respiratory diseases. Expand
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Responses of the skin microcirculation to acetylcholine and to sodium nitroprusside in chronic uremic patients
The aim of the present study was to assess the endothelial function of the microcirculation in chronic renal failure. We investigated the responses of the cutaneous blood flow to locally deliveredExpand
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Responses of the Skin Microcirculation to Acetylcholine in Patients with Essential Hypertension and in Normotensive Patients with Chronic Renal Failure
Aims: To assess the endothelial function of the skin microcirculation in chronic renal failure (CRF) independent of hypertension, we investigated the changes of the cutaneous blood flow induced byExpand
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Telemedicine in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Telemedicine is a medical application of advanced technology to disease management. Expand
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Tele-monitoring of ventilator-dependent patients: a European Respiratory Society Statement
The estimated prevalence of ventilator-dependent individuals in Europe is 6.6 per 100 000 people. The increasing number and costs of these complex patients make present health organisations largelyExpand
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A proposal of a new model for long-term weaning: respiratory intensive care unit and weaning center.
BACKGROUND Respiratory intermediate care units (RICU) are hospital locations to treat acute and acute on chronic respiratory failure. Dedicated weaning centers (WC) are facilities for long-termExpand
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Rehabilitation, weaning and physical therapy strategies in chronic critically ill patients
In critically ill patients, a prolonged hospital stay, due to the initial acute insult and adverse side-effects of drug therapy, may cause severe late complications, such as muscle weakness,Expand
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Physiologic response to various levels of pressure support and NAVA in prolonged weaning.
Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a mode of ventilation wherein the delivered assistance is proportional to diaphragm electrical activity (EAdi) throughout inspiration. We assessed theExpand
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