Short-term effects of prone position in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with severe acute hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure

@article{Reignier2005ShorttermEO,
  title={Short-term effects of prone position in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with severe acute hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure},
  author={Jean Reignier and Olivier Lejeune and Beno{\^i}t Renard and Maud Fiancette and Christine Lebert and Fr{\'e}deric Bontemps and Eva Clementi and Laurent Martin-Lef{\`e}vre},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={1128-1131}
}
To assess the short-term effects of prone positioning (PP) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with severe hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. Prospective observational study in the general intensive care unit of a university-affiliated hospital. 11 consecutive COPD patients with persistent hypoxemia (PaO2/FIO2 ≤200 mmHg with FIO2 ≥0.6) and hypercapnia requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. Patients with adult… CONTINUE READING
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