Treatment of severe cardiogenic pulmonary edema with continuous positive airway pressure delivered by face mask.

@article{Bersten1991TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of severe cardiogenic pulmonary edema with continuous positive airway pressure delivered by face mask.},
  author={Andrew D. Bersten and A. W. Holt and Alnis E Vedig and Gloria A. Skowronski and Christopher J Baggoley},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={325 26},
  pages={1825-30}
}
BACKGROUND Severe cardiogenic pulmonary edema is a frequent cause of respiratory failure, and many patients with this condition require endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. We investigated whether continuous positive airway pressure delivered by means of a face mask had physiologic benefit and would reduce the need for intubation and mechanical ventilation. METHODS We randomly assigned 39 consecutive patients with respiratory failure due to severe cardiogenic pulmonary edema to… CONTINUE READING
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