Emergency orthopaedic surgery under noninvasive ventilation after refusal for general anaesthesia.

@article{Thys2007EmergencyOS,
  title={Emergency orthopaedic surgery under noninvasive ventilation after refusal for general anaesthesia.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Thys and Nicolas Delvau and J. J. Roeseler and Sebastian M. Spencer and François J Singelyn and Eric Manche and Luisa Colosi and Franck Verschuren},
  journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={39-40}
}
In this observation, we report a novel use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the operating room to support ventilation in an acidotic hypercapnic patient with severe acute chronic respiratory failure refuted for general anaesthesia, operated under spinal anaesthesia for a femoral fracture. The feasibility of noninvasive ventilatory assistance during surgery performed under regional anaesthesia is reported here. In selected cases, noninvasive ventilation can be used in the… CONTINUE READING