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Non-invasive ventilation in chronic hypercapnic COPD patients with exacerbation and a pH of 7.35 or higher
Background: Current guidelines suggest the use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in hypercapnic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations in patients presenting with a pH of 7.25-7.35. The aim of this study ...
Age, Body Mass Index, and Daytime and Nocturnal Hypoxia as Predictors of Hypertension in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea
A growing body of evidence links obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with hypertension. The authors performed a retrospective cohort study using the University Hospital of Larissa Sleep Apnea Database (1501 patients) to determine ...
Clinical, functional and biochemical changes during recovery from COPD exacerbations
The pathways underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations (ECOPD) remain unclear. This study describes the clinical., functional and biochemical changes during recovery from ECOPD. Thirty hospitalized ...
Diagnostic accuracy of biomarkers of oxidative stress in parapneumonic pleural effusions
P>Background The imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants is referred to as oxidative stress and has been associated with various respiratory disorders. The aim of this study was the assessment of 8-isoprostane (8-iso-PGF(2 ...
One-year non-invasive ventilation in chronic hypercapnic COPD: Effect on quality of life
The data on long-term application of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in patients with chronic respiratory failure due to COPD are contradictory. We evaluated the effect of the addition of NIV to optimal treatment for 1 year ...
Noninvasive Ventilation in Chronic Respiratory Failure: Effects on Quality of Life
Background: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been found to be an essential technique to treat chronic respiratory failure (CRF) resulting from restrictive thoracic disorders (RTD). The last decades were characterized by ...