Effectiveness of non-invasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure of obese patients: a brief narrative review

@article{Cavalleri2018EffectivenessON,
  title={Effectiveness of non-invasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure of obese patients: a brief narrative review},
  author={Maurizio A Cavalleri and Elena Barbagelata and Marco Scudeletti and Antonello Nicolini},
  journal={Italian Journal of Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={12},
  pages={5-9}
}
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has been used successfully for the management of acute respiratory failure (ARF) more often in the last two decades compared to prior decades; nevertheless, NIV can have failure rates ranging from 5% to 50%. However, there are particular groups of patients that are more likely to benefit from NIV. One of these groups is patients with hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). The aim of this review is to seek evaluation of the effectiveness of NIV in acute setting. Only a… Expand
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In this chapter, a brief review is made of what the most recent studies say regarding the treatment of SOHA with non-invasive ventilation (NIV), comparing different ventilation modes and/or treatments. Expand

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