AUSTIN, Texas — Assessment scores for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improved by more than 50% during treatment with a noninvasive open ventilation system (NIOV), results of a small prospective trial showed. The mean score on the modified British Medical Research Council (mMRC) dyspnea scale decreased by 58% and the…
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