Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation Versus Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Relating to Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema in an Intensive Care Unit.


BACKGROUND To compare the application of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) versus continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the treatment of patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS In a prospective, randomized, controlled study performed in an ICU, patients with CPE were assigned to NIV (n=56) or… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.arbres.2017.02.005