Table 3

Characteristics of 48 patients on mouth/nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (M/NIPPV)

  • Values are mean (SD) unless otherwise stated.

  • a = before ventilation; b = near end of period on ventilation; FVC = forced vital capacity; TB = tuberculosis; Pco 2= carbon dioxide tension.

  • 3-151 Significantly different from pre-ventilation Pco 2, p<0.01 (pairedt test).