• Invasive mechanical ventilation improves survival among patients hospitalized with dementia, pneumonia

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Invasive mechanical ventilation improved 30-day survival in patients with advanced dementia hospitalized with pneumonia compared with noninvasive ventilation, despite lack of 1-year survival benefit and higher health care costs.
    “In persons with advanced dementia, could potentially be used as a ‘ceiling strategy' or palliative strategy to avoid the use of ,” Joan M. Teno, MD, from the division of general internal medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, and colleagues wrote in Annals of the
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