Expiratory flow-volume loop profile and patient outcome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in acute respiratory failure: a prospective observational study in a single intensive care unit.


BACKGROUND Expiratory flow-volume (EFV) loops are continuously displayed on the screen of intensive care unit (ICU) ventilators. OBJECTIVES It was the aim of this study to investigate the relationships of EFV to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient outcome. METHODS This is a prospective study on COPD patients who received invasive… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000332328


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