Outcomes of patients with acute respiratory failure after abdominal surgery treated with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation.

  title={Outcomes of patients with acute respiratory failure after abdominal surgery treated with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation.},
  author={Samir Jaber and J. M. Delay and G{\'e}rald Chanques and Mustapha Sebbane and Eric Jacquet and Bruno Souche and Pierre François Perrigault and Jean J. Eledjam},
  volume={128 4},
OBJECTIVES Little is known about the physiologic and clinical effects of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in patients who have acute respiratory failure (ARF) after abdominal surgery. We evaluated our clinical experience with the use of NPPV in the treatment of ARF after abdominal surgery. METHODS We prospectively evaluated NPPV use during a 2-year period in a medical-surgical ICU of a university hospital. We documented demographic and diagnostic data, gas exchange, and… 

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