Intubation after noninvasive ventilation failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: is it properly evaluated?


First, authors included hospitals that use heterogeneous NIV devices and interfaces. This could have influenced the results reported because technically, NIV devices present differences in their ability to leak compensations [3]. In addition, we have no clear information on other factors such as ventilatory modes and ventilator setup (pressure support… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000182