Clinical review: Patient-ventilator interaction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Mechanically ventilated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often prove challenging to the clinician due to the complex pathophysiology of the disease and the high risk of patient-ventilator asynchrony. These problems are encountered in both intubated patients and those ventilated with noninvasive ventilation. Much knowledge has been gained… (More)


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