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Pilot Study of a New Device to Titrate Oxygen Flow in Hypoxic Patients on Long-Term Oxygen Therapy
BACKGROUND: The O2 Flow Regulator (Dima, Bologna, Italy) is a new automated oxygen regulator that titrates the oxygen flow based on a pulse-oximetry signal to maintain a target SpO2. We tested theExpand
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Comparison of two humidification systems for long-term noninvasive mechanical ventilation
There is no consensus concerning the best system of humidification during long-term noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV). In a technical pilot randomised crossover 12-month study, 16 patientsExpand
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Physiological response to intrapulmonary percussive ventilation in stable COPD patients.
Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) is a ventilatory technique that delivers bursts of high-flow respiratory gas into the lung at high rates, intended for treating acute respiratory failureExpand
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Effects of heated and humidified high flow gases during high-intensity constant-load exercise on severe COPD patients with ventilatory limitation.
INTRODUCTION High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) was shown to washout the anatomical dead space, permitting a higher fraction of minute ventilation to participate in gas pulmonary exchanges. Moreover, itExpand
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Muscle retraining in ICU patients.
The general aim of an ICU respiratory rehabilitation programme is to improve the patient's measured quality of life. It can be done by applying advanced therapeutic modalities in order to improve theExpand
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Efficacy of Bilevel-auto Treatment in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Not Responsive to or Intolerant of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Ventilation.
BACKGROUND Ventilation with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, it was recently suggested that a novel mode ofExpand
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Italian suggestions for pulmonary rehabilitation in COVID-19 patients recovering from acute respiratory failure: results of a Delphi process.
  • Michele Vitacca, M. Lazzeri, +28 authors On Behalf Of Aipo Associazione Italiana Pneumologi Os Arir Associazione Riabilitatori dell'Insufficienza
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There is a need of consensus about the pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients with COVID-19 after discharge from acute care. To facilitate the knowledge of the evidence and its translation intoExpand
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High flow nasal cannula during walking in severe COPD patients: a randomized controlled trial.
Exercise tolerance may be significantly impaired in severe COPD. NIV increases the walking distance; however a 35% of patients do not tolerate it (Walker DJ et al. COPD 2015;1:546-51). Recently, itExpand
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Analysis of ventilation profile during six minutes walking test: Preliminary study
Background: The evolution of the Respiratory Therapy has led us to cure the patients with comorbidities and/or chronically ill. Moreover, it has induced us to suspect that the six-minutes walkingExpand