Non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure in monolateral lung transplant patient with pneumonia and IPF.

@article{Aliberti2010NoninvasiveCP,
  title={Non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure in monolateral lung transplant patient with pneumonia and IPF.},
  author={Stefano Aliberti and Maria Carmela Andrisani and Paolo Tarsia and Roberto Trevisan and Roberto Cosentini and Luca G Longhi and Maria Pappalettera and Mario Nosotti and Francesco Blasi},
  journal={Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace},
  year={2010},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={169-75}
}
Patients who undergo lung transplantation are prone to develop lower respiratory tract infections, leading to severe acute respiratory failure (ARF). Endotracheal intubation may not be indicated in these patients in light of a higher rate of mortality due to infections. The application of non-invasive ventilation could play a role in bridging these patients through the episode of ARF waiting for medical treatment to have effect. We report the evidence of morphological and physiological effects… CONTINUE READING