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Nocturnal non-invasive nasal ventilation in stable hypercapnic COPD: a randomised controlled trial
  1. R D McEvoy1,
  2. R J Pierce2,
  3. D Hillman3,
  4. A Esterman4,
  5. E E Ellis5,
  6. P G Catcheside1,
  7. F J O’Donoghue1,2,
  8. D J Barnes6,
  9. R R Grunstein6
  1. 1
    Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital and Flinders University, Australia
  2. 2
    Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3
    WA Sleep Disorders Research Institute, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia
  4. 4
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  5. 5
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  6. 6
    Sleep Research Group, Woolcock Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  1. Professor D McEvoy, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia, Australia 5000; doug.mcevoy{at}health.sa.gov.au

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  • See Editorial, p 553

  • Funding: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Air Liquide Healthcare, Australian Lung Foundation.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: The ethics committee of each participating centre approved the protocol and patients gave written informed consent.

  • Complete list of AVCAL investigators. Adelaide: R D McEvoy, F J O’Donoghue, P G Catcheside, L S Rowland, R Antic, H W Greville, A M Southcott; Sydney: R R Grunstein, D J Barnes, I H Young, E E Ellis, E R Collins, A J Piper; Melbourne: R J Pierce, F J O’Donoghue, K Detering, L B Irving, C F McDonald, C J Worsnop, L M Schachter, S E Rochford; Perth: D Hillman, P Eastwood.

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Footnotes

  • See Editorial, p 553

  • Funding: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Air Liquide Healthcare, Australian Lung Foundation.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: The ethics committee of each participating centre approved the protocol and patients gave written informed consent.

  • Complete list of AVCAL investigators. Adelaide: R D McEvoy, F J O’Donoghue, P G Catcheside, L S Rowland, R Antic, H W Greville, A M Southcott; Sydney: R R Grunstein, D J Barnes, I H Young, E E Ellis, E R Collins, A J Piper; Melbourne: R J Pierce, F J O’Donoghue, K Detering, L B Irving, C F McDonald, C J Worsnop, L M Schachter, S E Rochford; Perth: D Hillman, P Eastwood.

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