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Reversal of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive lung disease by inspiratory assistance with a face mask.

Authors
  • Brochard, L
  • Isabey, D
  • Piquet, J
  • Amaro, P
  • Mancebo, J
  • Messadi, A A
  • Brun-Buisson, C
  • Rauss, A
  • Lemaire, F
  • Harf, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The New England journal of medicine
Publication Date
Nov 29, 1990
Volume
323
Issue
22
Pages
1523–1530
Identifiers
PMID: 2122253
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Inspiratory positive airway pressure delivered by a face mask can obviate the need for conventional mechanical ventilation in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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