Impact of different back-up respiratory rates on the efficacy of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in obesity hypoventilation syndrome: a randomized trial

Chest, 05/07/2012

In a homogenous group of patients treated by long term NPPV for obesity–hypoventilation, changing BURR from an “S/T” mode with a high or low BURR to an “S” mode was associated with the occurrence of a highly significant increase in respiratory events, of mainly central and mixed origin.

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