Oxygen Versus Air-Driven Nebulisers for Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

A Randomised Controlled Trial

George Bardsley; Janine Pilcher; Steven McKinstry; Philippa Shirtcliffe; James Berry; James Fingleton; Mark Weatherall; Richard Beasley

Disclosures

BMC Pulm Med. 2018;18(157) 

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Conclusions

In summary, air-driven nebulisation avoids the potential risk of increasing the PaCO2 associated with oxygen-driven bronchodilator administration in AECOPD. We propose that air-driven bronchodilator nebulisation is preferable to oxygen-driven nebulisation in AECOPD, and that when the use of oxygen-driven nebulisation is unavoidable, PtCO2 is monitored if possible.

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