Role of non-invasive ventilation in managing life-threatening acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia.

@article{Tomii2010RoleON,
  title={Role of non-invasive ventilation in managing life-threatening acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia.},
  author={Keisuke Tomii and Ryo Tachikawa and Kazuo Chin and Kimihiko Murase and Tomohiro Handa and Michiaki Mishima and Kyosuke Ishihara},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 14},
  pages={
          1341-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) is not effective for acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia (AE-IP); however, the role of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for this condition remains unknown. METHODS Comparisons were made for two periods: before (October 2001 - September 2003) and after (October 2004 - September 2006) the introduction of NIV as the primary method of mechanical ventilation for AE-IP. We retrospectively screened emergent admissions and enrolled… CONTINUE READING

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