Noninvasive vs invasive ventilation in COPD patients with severe acute respiratory failure deemed to require ventilatory assistance

@article{Squadrone2004NoninvasiveVI,
  title={Noninvasive vs invasive ventilation in COPD patients with severe acute respiratory failure deemed to require ventilatory assistance},
  author={Enzo Squadrone and Pamela Frigerio and Claudio Fogliati and Cesare Gregoretti and G iuseppe Conti and Massimo Antonelli and Roberta Costa and Paola Baiardi and Paolo Navalesi},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={1303-1310}
}
To determine whether non-invasive ventilation (NIV) may be an effective and safe alternative to invasive mechanical ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) meeting criteria for mechanical ventilation. Matched case-control study conducted in ICU. NIV was prospectively applied to 64 COPD patients with advanced ARF. Their outcomes were compared with those of a control group of 64 COPD patients matched on age, FEV1, Simplified Acute… CONTINUE READING