RLD patient outcomes

NIV has been shown to improve daytime arterial blood gases and the symptoms associated with respiratory failure in patients with a chest wall disorder.1

  • Improved gas exchange with increased PO2 and decreased PCO2
  • Improved hemodynamics with decreased pulmonary artery pressure and increased right ventricular function
  • Reduced work of breathing
  • Normalised sleep patterns with fewer apnoeic episodes.
  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Improved quality of life
  • Relief from dyspnoea

 

References

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    Nickol AH, Hart N, Hopkinson NS, Moxham J, Simonds A, Polkey MI. (2005) Mechanisms of improvement of respiratory failure in patients with restrictive thoracic disease treated with non-invasive ventilation. Thorax Sep; 60(9):754-60

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