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Palliative and end-of-life care for patients with severe COPD

Creagh-Brown, B. C. and Shee, C. (2009) Palliative and end-of-life care for patients with severe COPD European Respiratory Journal, 33 (2). pp. 445-446.

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Abstract

We congratulate Curtis on his excellent review on the very important and under-recognised topic of palliation in end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We agree that the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) as palliation may be impractical in the hospice environment, and that NIV should not be used first-line for the palliation of breathlessness in COPD. However, we do not think that there is sufficient recognition that in certain specific circumstances NIV may have a role in end-stage COPD.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Creagh-Brown, B. C.b.creagh-brown@surrey.ac.uk
Shee, C.
Date : 2009
DOI : 10.1183/09031936.00143208
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 22 Mar 2019 13:51
Last Modified : 22 Mar 2019 13:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850774

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