Effectiveness of prehospital continuous positive airway pressure in the management of acute pulmonary edema.

@article{Hubble2006EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of prehospital continuous positive airway pressure in the management of acute pulmonary edema.},
  author={Michael W. Hubble and Michael E. Richards and Roger M. Jarvis and Tori Millikan and Dwayne Young},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          430-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with standard pharmacologic treatment in the management of prehospital acute pulmonary edema. METHODS Using a nonrandomized control group design, all consecutive patients presenting to two participating emergency medical services (EMS) systems with a field impression of acute pulmonary edema between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2005, were included in the study. The control EMS system patients received standard… CONTINUE READING

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