Noninvasive Ventilation at Home May Reduce Risk of Hospitalization

Noninvasive Ventilation at Home May Reduce Risk of Hospitalization

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Noninvasive Ventilation at Home May Reduce Risk of Hospitalization

Noninvasive ventilation at home, known as NIVH, can reduce the risk of hospitalization, emergency department visits, and death in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have trouble getting enough oxygen, new research indicates. NIVH is a breathing support technique given at home, using a face or nasal mask, that seeks to keep breathing and blood oxygen levels stable. “Because COPD has no cure, treatment is palliative; goals include reducing mortality and hospitalizations and…

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