Qualify of life and palliation predict survival in patients with chronic alveolar hypoventilation and nocturnal ventilatory support

@article{Olofson2009QualifyOL,
  title={Qualify of life and palliation predict survival in patients with chronic alveolar hypoventilation and nocturnal ventilatory support},
  author={Jan Olofson and Catharina Dellborg and Marianne Sullivan and Bengt Midgren and Oscar Caro and Bengt Bergman},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={273-280}
}
Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) improves health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with chronic alveolar hypoventilation (CAH). We studied the prognostic impact of HRQL on survival in relation to clinical factors. Forty-four patients with CAH due to post-polio (12), scoliosis (11), post-tb (17) or other diagnoses (4) who received nocturnal NPPV were prospectively studied during 6–10 years. Blood gases and HRQL were analysed at baseline and after 9 months and after 8… CONTINUE READING

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