Non-invasive ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder: management of acute type 2 respiratory failure RCP/BTS Concise guideline, October 2008
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The Use of Non-Invasive Ventilation in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to hospital with acute type II respiratory failure (with particular reference to Bilevel positive pressure ventilation).
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Patient Information leaflet is available here.
A word version of the patient information leaflet is available here.
NIPPV Non-Invasive Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure
British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Committee - Thorax 2002; 57:192-211
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