[CPAP-augmented spontaneous respiration in thoracic trauma. An alternative to intubation].

@article{Walz1998CPAPaugmentedSR,
  title={[CPAP-augmented spontaneous respiration in thoracic trauma. An alternative to intubation].},
  author={Matthias Walz and Gunnar Moellenhoff and G. M. Muhr},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={1998},
  volume={101 7},
  pages={527-36}
}
Intubation and Positive End Expiratory Pressure Ventilation (PEEP) is a well established therapeutic strategy for impaired lung function, particularly following blunt chest trauma. Complications of this regime are however also well known and pose the question why non-invasive forms of respiratory assistance such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) have only gained minor popularity. In a prospective study, 30 patients who had suffered blunt chest trauma were treated with CPAP… CONTINUE READING

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