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Retrospective Assessment of Home Ventilation to Reduce Rehospitalization in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Resource Type: Research Papers
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This is a retrospective study of patients who were part of a program incorporating noninvasive ventilation, medication reconciliation, oxygen and follow-up home-based respiratory therapy. Included were 397 patients who were hospitalized a minimum of twice in a single year for COPD exacerbations. The authors cite statistically significant declines in rehospitalization rates for those completing the intervention. (Summary is free.)

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Citation: Coughlin S, Liang WE, Parthasarathy S. Retrospective assessment of home ventilation to reduce rehospitalization in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015;11(6):663–670.
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  • Averaged volume assured pressure support (AVAPS-AE) therapy with RT led education and compliance monitoring is an effective therapy for those with severe COPD and chronic respiratory failure. This therapy option is being more widely prescribed as data is made available. Thrilled to see this gaining support in my area.

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