Non-invasive ventilation in the elderly – never too late!

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1796

Authors

  • Leonor Mendonça Almeida | leonor.fma@gmail.com Pulmonology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Portugal. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9235-9453
  • Maria Jacob Pulmonology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Portugal.
  • Mafalda van Zeller Sleep and Non-invasive Ventilation Unit, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Portugal.
  • Tiago Pinto Sleep and Non-invasive Ventilation Unit, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Portugal.
  • Miguel Gonçalves Pulmonology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Portugal.
  • Marta Drummond Sleep and Non-invasive Ventilation Unit, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Portugal.

Abstract

Dear Editor,

Practising evidence-based medicine in an ageing population is challenging. Nevertheless, using age as a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure contraindication is less and less common. Domiciliary non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in chronic respiratory failure patients has been largely used; however, data from older people is scarce...

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2021-04-01
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Keywords:
non invasive ventilation, elderly, ageing
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Mendonça Almeida, Leonor, Maria Jacob, Mafalda van Zeller, Tiago Pinto, Miguel Gonçalves, and Marta Drummond. 2021. “Non-Invasive Ventilation in the Elderly – Never Too Late!”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, April. https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1796.