New advances in the use of noninvasive ventilation for acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure.

Abstract

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) includes various techniques for augmenting alveolar ventilation without an endotracheal airway. The theoretical advantages of this approach include avoiding the complications associated with endotracheal intubation, improving patient comfort, preserving airway defence mechanisms, speech and swallowing. The successful… (More)

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