Nocturnal positive-pressure ventilation via nasal mask in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Strumpf1991NocturnalPV,
  title={Nocturnal positive-pressure ventilation via nasal mask in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={D A Strumpf and Richard P. Millman and Carol C Carlisle and Lynn M. Grattan and Shaun M Ryan and Ander Erickson and Nicholas S Hill},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1991},
  volume={144 6},
  pages={1234-9}
}
Intermittent positive pressure ventilation administered nocturnally via a nasal mask has been associated with improvements in pulmonary function and symptoms in patients with restrictive ventilatory disorders. We hypothesized that nocturnal nasal ventilation (NNV) would bring about similar improvements in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study used a randomized, crossover design, with subjects undergoing NNV or "standard care" for sequential 3-month periods… CONTINUE READING

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