High-flow oxygen therapy and other inhaled therapies in intensive care units.

@article{Levy2016HighflowOT,
  title={High-flow oxygen therapy and other inhaled therapies in intensive care units.},
  author={Sean D Levy and Jehan W Alladina and Kathryn A Hibbert and Robert Scott Harris and Ednan K. Bajwa and Dean R. Hess},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2016},
  volume={387 10030},
  pages={1867-78}
}
In this Series paper, we review the current evidence for the use of high-flow oxygen therapy, inhaled gases, and aerosols in the care of critically ill patients. The available evidence supports the use of high-flow nasal cannulae for selected patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure. Heliox might prevent intubation or improve gas flow in mechanically ventilated patients with severe asthma. Additionally, it might improve the delivery of aerosolised bronchodilators in obstructive lung… CONTINUE READING
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