Prognosis Following Acute Exacerbation of COPD Treated with Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation

  • Roberto Bernabeu-Mora


Non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) has been shown to reduce intubation and in-hospital mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations and acute hypercapnic respiratory failure. This patient group has a poor medium-term prognosis, with high rates of mortality and rehospitalisation in the year following discharge. Specific follow-up programmes are therefore needed for these patients.



Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure


Acute physiology and chronic health evaluation


Body mass index


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


COPD exacerbations


Forced expiratory volume in 1 s


Medical Research Council


Non-invasive mechanical ventilation


Partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood carbon


Randomised controlled trials


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Bernabeu-Mora
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  1. 1.Division of Pneumology, Department of Physical TherapyHospital General Universitario JM Morales Meseguer, University of MurciaMurciaSpain

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