Nasal ventilation to facilitate weaning in patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency.

@article{Udwadia1992NasalVT,
  title={Nasal ventilation to facilitate weaning in patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency.},
  author={Zarir Farokh Udwadia and Georghios. Santis and Marion H Steven and Anita Kay Simonds},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={
          715-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The non-invasive technique of nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) has an established role in providing domiciliary nocturnal ventilatory support in patients with chest wall disorders, neuromuscular disease, and chronic obstructive lung disease. NIPPV was used to simplify ventilatory management and assist the return of spontaneous breathing in patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency who had failed to wean from conventional intermittent positive pressure… CONTINUE READING

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