Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in acute respiratory failure due to COPD vs other causes: Effectiveness and predictors of failure in a respiratory ICU in North India

@article{Agarwal2008NoninvasivePP,
  title={Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in acute respiratory failure due to COPD vs other causes: Effectiveness and predictors of failure in a respiratory ICU in North India},
  author={Ritesh Agarwal and Rajesh Gupta and Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal and Dheeraj Gupta},
  journal={International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={737 - 743}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV), and the factors predicting failure of NIPPV in acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) versus other causes of ARF. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a prospective observational study and all patients with ARF requiring NIPPV over a one-and-a-half year period were enrolled in the study. We recorded the etiology of ARF and prospectively collected the data for… CONTINUE READING

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