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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the patients

From: A pilot survey on the quality of life in respiratory rehabilitation carried out in COPD patients with severe respiratory failure: preliminary data of a novel Inpatient Respiratory Rehabilitation Questionnaire (IRRQ)

Patients undergoing NIMV (n) 12
Patients with tracheostomy (n) 6
FEV1 (% predicted, mean±SD) 48.8±6.4
PaO2 (mmHg, mean±SD) 50.19±8.93
PCO2 (mmHg, mean±SD) 49.82±9.11
  1. FEV1,Forced expiratory volume; NIMV, Non Invasive Mechanical Ventilation.