Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for acute respiratory failure: justified or just hot air?

@article{Crummy2007NoninvasivePP,
  title={Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for acute respiratory failure: justified or just hot air?},
  author={Fionnuala Crummy and Matthew T Naughton},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          112-8
        }
}
Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIV) is the provision of mechanical positive airway pressure ventilatory support through the patient's upper airway through mask interface. Conditions in which it has been shown to be effective are acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema and acute hypercapnic exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In such conditions, NIV is associated with reduced intensive care unit demands, a reduction in intubation rates, reduced health-care expenditure… CONTINUE READING
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