Humidified high flow nasal oxygen during respiratory failure in the emergency department: feasibility and efficacy.

@article{Lenglet2012HumidifiedHF,
  title={Humidified high flow nasal oxygen during respiratory failure in the emergency department: feasibility and efficacy.},
  author={Hugo Lenglet and Benjamin Sztrymf and Christophe Leroy and Patrick Brun and Didier Dreyfuss and J L Ricard},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={1873-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Heated and humidified high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC) represents a new alternative to conventional oxygen therapy that has not been evaluated in the emergency department (ED). We aimed to study its feasibility and efficacy in patients exhibiting acute respiratory failure presenting to the ED. METHODS Prospective, observational study in a university hospital's ED. Patients with acute respiratory failure requiring > 9 L/min oxygen or with ongoing clinical signs of… CONTINUE READING