Randomised controlled trial of nasal ventilation in acute ventilatory failure due to chronic obstructive airways disease.

@article{Bott1993RandomisedCT,
  title={Randomised controlled trial of nasal ventilation in acute ventilatory failure due to chronic obstructive airways disease.},
  author={James Bott and M P Carroll and James H. Conway and S E Keilty and Elizabeth M. Ward and Allison M. Brown and Elizabeth A. Paul and Mark Elliott and R C Godfrey and Jadwiga A Wedzicha and John Moxham},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={341 8860},
  pages={1555-7}
}
Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) are a common cause of admission to hospital, and have a high mortality. Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) has been used successfully in patients with respiratory failure due to neuromuscular and skeletal disorders, but the outcome of treatment in patients with COAD is less well known. We carried out a prospective randomised controlled trial of conventional treatment versus conventional treatment plus NIPPV… CONTINUE READING
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