High-flow nasal cannula versus conventional oxygen therapy after endotracheal extubation: a randomized crossover physiologic study.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Compare the short-term benefit of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) with non-rebreathing mask in terms of change in dyspnea, physiologic variables, and patient comfort in subjects after endotracheal extubation. METHODS A randomized crossover study was conducted in a 10-bed respiratory care unit in a university hospital. Seventeen mechanically… (More)
DOI: 10.4187/respcare.02397

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