Non-invasive mechanical ventilation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Gilberto Lázaro Betancourt Reyes

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is, as the name suggests, chronic, irreversible and progressive, so that over time it leads the patient to a fatal outcome. It presents a high morbidity and mortality. It is characterized by periods of remission and exacerbations that influence and deteriorate the patient's quality of life. Non-invasive ventilation is very effective; patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease benefit from it. The aim of this paper is to analyze how these patients can benefit from non-invasive ventilation and improve the lifestyles of patients by reducing exacerbations of the disease.

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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; non-invasive ventilation; main indication.


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