[Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in an elderly woman with acute respiratory failure caused by influenza a virus pneumonia].

A 79-year-old woman was admitted on January 18, 2000, with a lumbar compression fracture. Two days after admission, a chest X-ray film showed reticular infiltrates in the right lung field. She was diagnosed as having pneumonia and was treated with antibiotics. Despite this therapy, her symptoms did not improve and the infiltrates diffusely extended to… CONTINUE READING