BCV for Aids Related Lung Disease
Some of the most common opportunistic infectious lung diseases seen in HIV-positive or AIDS patients are pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, tuberculosis, mycobacterium avium complex, fungal infections and viral and bacterial pneumonia.
As improved treatment has reduced the risk of premature death from these diseases, other chronic complications such as pulmonary hypertension also have emerged.
BCV is utilized to correct hypoxemia, hypoventilation and secretion retention. CNEP, Control Ventilation with synchrony, if required, and High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation are modalities that prevent intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation or can be used to wean off of invasive ventilation.