NWO grant: Improving chronic nocturnal noninvasive ventilation in COPD patients: a multimodality approach


In patients with severe stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic nocturnal noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been shown to result in physiological and clinical benefits. However, while achieving optimal ventilatory efficacy is challenging in this group, there is an imperative need to move care from hospital to home.
Together with the cardiovascular and respiratory physiology group of the University Twente, Dr. Marieke Duiverman, pulmonologist at the Home Mechanical Ventilation Center of the University Medical Center Groningen, aims to improve chronic NIV treatment by developing a system of precise, synchronized and continuous monitoring of mechanics, patient-ventilator synchrony and gas exchange. The developed system will be designed for sufficient stability and reliability to be used at home and to be used as remote telemonitoring system. We eventually aim to develop an integrated monitoring system that allows for automatic detection of events, easy interpretation, and eventually a set-up for a closed loop feedback system improving chronic NIV in severe COPD patients.

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