Outcome of mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure in patients with pulmonary fibrosis

@article{Fumeaux2001OutcomeOM,
  title={Outcome of mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure in patients with pulmonary fibrosis},
  author={Thierry Fumeaux and Claudia Rothmeier and Philippe Jolliet},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={1868-1874}
}
Objective: During the course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients may need invasive mechanical ventilation because of acute respiratory failure. We reviewed the charts of all patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis admitted to our ICU for mechanical ventilation to describe their ICU course and prognosis. Design and setting: Retrospective, observational case series, from December 1996 to March 2001, in an 18-bed medical ICU in a tertiary university hospital. Patients: Fourteen… CONTINUE READING