Noninvasive pressure support ventilation in non-COPD patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema and severe community-acquired pneumonia: acute effects and outcome

@article{Domenighetti2002NoninvasivePS,
  title={Noninvasive pressure support ventilation in non-COPD patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema and severe community-acquired pneumonia: acute effects and outcome},
  author={Guido Domenighetti and R. A. Gayer and Rodolfo Gentilini},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={1226-1232}
}
Objective. To compare the acute effects of noninvasive pressure support ventilation (NIPSV) in non-COPD patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) and severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) presenting with a similar hypoxemic respiratory failure and exploring the ensuing impact on outcome. Design. Prospective, observational study. Setting. Multidisciplinary ICU, regional teaching hospital. Patients. Non-COPD patients with CPE or severe CAP. Measurements and results. Fifteen… CONTINUE READING