Over 1200 patients in the metropolitan Montreal area were screened.
Of these, 348 patients were recruited to enter a 4-week stabilization period, and 184 were subsequently randomized to receive either active or sham negative pressure ventilation.
A 5-day in-hospital period was used to train patients in ventilator use and obtain baseline measures of exercice capacity, lung function, respiratory symptoms, and quality of life.
Home ventilation treatment took place during a following 12-week period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Chronique, Randomisation, Méthodologie, Homme, Pression négative, Ventilation artificielle, A domicile, Québec, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Réanimation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Canada, North America, America, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Chronic, Randomization, Methodology, Human, Negative pressure, Artificial ventilation, At home, Quebec, Respiratory disease, Resuscitation
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