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RODRIGUEZ ALVAREZ, Norka Isabel et al. Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in the severe chronic obstructive lung disease. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.12, pp.1861-1869. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and longitudinal study was carried out in 27 patients with severe chronic obstructive lung disease, assisted in "Presbítero Fabián Chelala" Comprehensive Diagnosis Center, of the State Falcon in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from November, 2010 to the same month of 2011, to whom the noninvasive mechanical ventilation was applied, used for the first time in this institution. It was determined that after 48 hours of the treatment with the aforementioned ventilation the following clinical parameters decreased: breathing and heart rates and pulse oximetry; likewise, the obtained hemogasometric parameters evidenced significant favorable changes. The established protocol was used accordingly and the complications were scarce, so that the applied therapeutic strategy was favorable

Keywords : severe chronic obstructive lung disease; noninvasive mechanical ventilation; comprehensive diagnosis center.

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