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Early prehospital use of non-invasive ventilation improves acute respiratory failure in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  1. Willi Schmidbauer1,
  2. Olaf Ahlers2,
  3. Claudia Spies2,
  4. Anke Dreyer1,
  5. Georg Mager3,
  6. Thoralf Kerner2,4
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  2. 2Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum and Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin, Germany
  3. 3Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany
  4. 4Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Asklepios Klinik Harburg, Hamburg, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Olaf Ahlers, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum and Campus Charité Mitte, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany; olaf.ahlers{at}charite.de

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  • WS and OA contributed equally to this study.

  • Funding This study was funded by the medical service of the German armed forces.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Institutional Ethics Committee, Charite Universitätsmedizin, Berlin.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • WS and OA contributed equally to this study.

  • Funding This study was funded by the medical service of the German armed forces.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Institutional Ethics Committee, Charite Universitätsmedizin, Berlin.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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