NIV & Significant Outcomes

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist for over 20 years, 17 of those years being in-home care, I have personally set up many severe patients on Non-Invasive Ventilation; and what I see is the amazing positive impact on the patients’ quality of life. PATIENT IMPACT Let me tell you about the first woman whom I set up on NIV therapy. She had been struggling with COPD progression for years and had been admitted to the hospital four times in six months. Her quality of life was completely diminished, so much so that when… Read More

NIV & COPD

Home Non-Invasive Ventilation Use Following Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Publication: Respiratory Medicine Study Authors: Matos, P; Kampelmacher, MJ; Esquinas, AM Publisher: Science Direct In 2011, 166 COPD patients were studied to evaluate the effectiveness of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV). Half of the patients utilized the at-home therapy; the other half did not. Over the course of 6 months, these were the findings. “Results: Patients in the NPPV post discharge group demonstrated superior event-free survival compared to the no-NPPV post discharge group (х2 = 23.8, p <… Read More

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