Upper airway obstruction during noninvasive ventilation induced by the use of an oronasal mask.


In patients with neuromuscular disorders, no randomized studies have been performed whether nasal or oronasal masks should be preferred. Oronasal masks are often used in acute respiratory failure, while nasal masks are preferred in patients with chronic respiratory failure. However, the use of nasal masks can result in mouth leaks with implications on sleep… (More)
DOI: 10.5664/jcsm.4046


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