Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe hypercapnic neurological deterioration in the emergency room.

@article{Claudett2008NoninvasiveMV,
  title={Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe hypercapnic neurological deterioration in the emergency room.},
  author={Killen H Briones Claudett and M{\'o}nica H Briones Claudett and Miguel A Chung Sang Wong and Michelle Grunauer Andrade and Christian X. Cruz Pico and Antonio Matias Esquinas and Gumersindo G{\'o}nzalez D{\'i}az},
  journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={127-33}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of noninvasive motion ventilation (NIMV) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), having infectious exacerbation and severe hypercapnic neurological dysfunction in the emergency room. DESIGN This is a prospective interventional study. SETTING The study setting was the emergency room at the Military Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador. PATIENTS A total of 24 patients were studied. Twelve patients had… CONTINUE READING