Survey of sedation practices during noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation to treat acute respiratory failure.

@article{Devlin2007SurveyOS,
  title={Survey of sedation practices during noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation to treat acute respiratory failure.},
  author={John W. Devlin and Stefano Nava and Jeffrey J. Fong and Imad J. Bahhady and Nicholas S Hill},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={2298-302}
}
OBJECTIVES Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) is increasingly used in patients with acute respiratory failure, but few data exist regarding current sedation practices during NPPV. We sought to characterize current practices and attitudes regarding sedation during NPPV. DESIGN Cross-sectional Web-based survey. SETTING Medical institutions. PARTICIPANTS Physician members of the American College of Chest Physician's Critical Care Network (n = 2,656) and the European Respiratory… CONTINUE READING
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