Predictive factors for the success of noninvasive mask ventilation in infants and children with acute respiratory failure.

@article{Bernet2005PredictiveFF,
  title={Predictive factors for the success of noninvasive mask ventilation in infants and children with acute respiratory failure.},
  author={Vera Bernet and Maja Isabel Hug and B. S. Frey},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={660-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Noninvasive mask ventilation (NIV) is a treatment option in acute respiratory failure in adults. This study was performed to determine prognostic variables for the success of NIV in a group of infants and children with respiratory failure for a wide range of reasons. DESIGN Prospective, clinical study. SETTING Multidisciplinary, neonatal-pediatric intensive care unit of a university teaching hospital. METHODS Descriptive study of infants and children <or=16 yrs of age with acute… CONTINUE READING

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