Blood gas, nocturnal gas exchange and set ventilator parameters under noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in the no or moderate bulbar dysfunction (BD) and severe BD groups in those patients who agreed to treatment with NIV

No or moderate BDSevere BDp-value
PaO2 mmHg84.21±1.0085.80±14.500.817
PaCO2 mmHg41.87±4.5443.13±2.500.287
VT mL790.09±154.41727.14±124.670.102
RR breaths·min−114.50±1.1414.80±1.010.306

Data are presented as mean±sd unless otherwise stated. PaO2: arterial oxygen tension; PaCO2: arterial carbon dioxide tension; %sleepSpO2<90: time spent with oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry (SpO2) <90%; SpO2mean: mean SpO2; SpO2min: minimum SpO2; VT: tidal volume; RR: respiratory rate.