Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for the treatment of status asthmaticus in children.

@article{Carroll2006NoninvasivePP,
  title={Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for the treatment of status asthmaticus in children.},
  author={Christopher L. Carroll and Craig M. Schramm},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={454-9}
}
BACKGROUND Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) has been used safely and effectively to improve gas exchange and to treat respiratory failure in a variety of disease states. Although this technique has some benefits in the treatment of status asthmaticus in adults, the use of NPPV in pediatric patients with asthma has not been described. OBJECTIVE To describe the use of NPPV in the treatment of pediatric status asthmaticus. METHODS Retrospective review of children admitted to… CONTINUE READING

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