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Predicting survival after acute exacerbation chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ACOPD): is long-term application of noninvasive ventilation the last life guard?

Authors Esquinas AM, Matsuoka Y, Stieglitz S

Received 4 June 2013

Accepted for publication 11 June 2013

Published 7 August 2013 Volume 2013:8 Pages 379—381


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Antonio M Esquinas,1 Yoshinori Matsuoka,2 Sven Stieglitz3

1Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Morales Meseguer, Murcia, Spain; 2Saga Medical School Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Saga, Japan; 3Clinic for Pneumology and Allergology, Centre for Sleep and Ventilation Medicine, Solingen, Germany

Patients with acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ACOPD) admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) still show substantial high hospital mortality (24%).1 After ICU discharge, long-term application noninvasive ventilation (NIV) may be a reasonable and effective indication.2 However, hospital mortality shows higher mortality rates for patients with COPD surviving their first episode after 2 and 5 years.2,3 

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