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Mediators of Inflammation
Volume 2014, Article ID 503145, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/503145
Research Article

Long-Term Home Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation Increases Systemic Inflammatory Response in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Prospective Observational Study

1Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrologic, Anesthesiological, and Geriatric Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
2Department of Respiratory Diseases, San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Circonvallazione Gianicolense 87, 00152 Rome, Italy
3Department of Respiratory Diseases, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Via della Pisana 235, 00163 Rome, Italy
4Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Corso della Repubblica 79, 04100 Latina, Italy
5IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi-Onlus, Via Maresciallo Caviglia 30, 00194 Rome, Italy
6Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, S. Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, University of Turin, Corso Dogliotti 14, 10126 Turin, Italy
7Department of AngioCardioNeurology, IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli, Via Atinense 18, Pozzilli, 86077 Isernia, Italy

Received 11 March 2014; Revised 8 May 2014; Accepted 11 May 2014; Published 25 May 2014

Academic Editor: Vittorio Fineschi

Copyright © 2014 Gregorino Paone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Gregorino Paone, Vittoria Conti, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, et al., “Long-Term Home Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation Increases Systemic Inflammatory Response in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Prospective Observational Study,” Mediators of Inflammation, vol. 2014, Article ID 503145, 11 pages, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/503145.