CPAP and EPAP elicit similar lung deflation in a non-equivalent mode in GOLD 3-4 COPD patients.

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INTRODUCTION Lung hyperinflation is associated with inspiratory muscle strength reduction, nocturnal desaturation, dyspnea, altered cardiac function and poor exercise capacity in advanced COPD. OBJECTIVES We investigated the responses of inspiratory capacity (IC) and inspiratory muscle strength (PImax), comparing continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/crj.12716

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