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Non-invasive ventilation.
  1. D. Spence
  1. Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, UK.

    Abstract

    Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation is an effective treatment for nocturnal hypoventilation secondary to chest wall deformity or respiratory muscle weakness. Physicians should be aware that, in these groups of patients, disabling breathlessness can be alleviated and established cor pulmonale reversed by the technique.

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