EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY & PULMONARY DISEASES – SUPPLEMENT 1 2017
Home Oxygen and Home Mechanical Ventilation Following Life-threatening Exacerbations of COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) imposes a substantial health and economic burden worldwide and is a major cause of death.1 Clinical features of advanced COPD include severe airway obstruction and lung hyperinflation that can lead to chronic respiratory failure, which is associated with a poor outcome.2,3 Observational data has shown that non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is […]
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