Noninvasive ventilation outside the intensive care unit from the patient point of view: a pilot study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is increasingly utilized outside the ICU for patients with acute respiratory failure. However, success and failure risk factors and patient safety aspects have been poorly explored in this setting. So far, no study has evaluated the perspective of the patient, despite the known high relevance of patient participation… (More)
DOI: 10.4187/respcare.01474

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