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Outcomes difference in non-invasive ventilation in ‘very old’ patients with acute respiratory failure: occult gender effect?
  1. Loredana Tibullo1,
  2. Antonio Esquinas2
  1. 1 Medicine, San Giuseppe Moscati Hospital, Aversa, Italy
  2. 2 Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Morales Meseguer, Murcia, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Loredana Tibullo, Medicine, San Giuseppe Moscati Hospital, Aversa 81031, Italy; loredana.tibullo{at}

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We consider this article to be an important contribution of the impact of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in elderly patients (aged ≥85 years), an aspect that certifies the tendency to take into account the long-term beneficial effects in this group of patients. However, if we carry out a detailed …

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  • Contributors LT and AE planned, conducted and reported of the work described in the article.

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