Mechanical ventilation of patients on long-term oxygen therapy with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prognosis and cost-utility analysis

@article{An1999MechanicalVO,
  title={Mechanical ventilation of patients on long-term oxygen therapy with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prognosis and cost-utility analysis},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manuel A{\~n}{\'o}n and Abelardo Garc{\'i}a de Lorenzo and Antonio Zarazaga and Vicente G{\'o}mez-Tello and Gregorio Garrido},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={25},
  pages={452-457}
}
Objective: To analyze the prognosis and costs of mechanical ventilation in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treated with long-term oxygen therapy. Design: A prospective cohort study. Follow-up at 1 and 5 years. Cost utility analysis. Setting: A medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in a university hospital. Patients: 20 patients with previous COPD treated with long-term oxygen therapy and needing mechanical ventilation due to acute respiratory… CONTINUE READING

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