August 14th, 2009

Podcast 53: Patients extubated with hypercapnia can be managed better with noninvasive ventilation, a new study shows.

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Dr. Miquel Ferrer of the University of Barcelona took some time away from his holiday to talk with us about an article he’s just published in Lancet. His research shows that in a subgroup of patients with chronic respiratory diseases (mostly COPD) who are undergoing extubation but who remain in hypercapnia, noninvasive ventilation support is the way to go.

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