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Ori Efrati, Dalit Modan-Moses, Asher Barak, Yoram Boujanover, Arie Augarten, Amir M Szeinberg, Isaak Levy, Yaacov Yahav
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary disease is the most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in cystc fibrosis patients. New techniques such as non-invasive positive pressure ventilation have resulted in prolongation of life expectancy in CF patients with end-stage lung disease. OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of NIPPV in CF patients awaiting lung transplantation. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2001 nine CF patients (5 females) with end-stage lung disease were treated with bi-level positive airway pressure ventilation in the "spontaneous" mode...
September 2004: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
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