Mechanical ventilation in chronic obstructive lung disease.

  title={Mechanical ventilation in chronic obstructive lung disease.},
  author={Jigme M. Sethi and Mark D Siegel},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={21 4},
Exacerbations of COPD are a leading indication for MV in the intensive care unit. A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of AVF in COPD is critical for physicians caring for these patients. In particular, physicians should understand DHI and use the ventilator and ancillary techniques to minimize its impact. Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation should be considered strongly in relatively stable patients with an adequate mental status and manageable secretions. Once AVF resolves… CONTINUE READING


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