JAMES P. BAKER, M.D.
In May 1974, a conference (1) sponsored by the American Thoracic Society and the National Heart and Lung Institute (now the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) considered the efficacy of various modes of respiratory therapy for patients with steady-state chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The conference recommended several studies, including one to evaluate the long-term effects of intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) treatments in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This proposed study was carried out and its findings are reported in this issue (2).
In the introduction to the conference, Drs. Pierce and Saltzman indicated that the empiric derivation
BAKER JP. Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing or Compressor Nebulizer Therapy?. Ann Intern Med. ;99:715–716. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-5-715
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(5):715-716.
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