Use of positive-pressure ventilation in dogs and cats: 41 cases (1990-1992).

@article{King1994UseOP,
  title={Use of positive-pressure ventilation in dogs and cats: 41 cases (1990-1992).},
  author={Lesley G. King and Joan C. Hendricks},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1994},
  volume={204 7},
  pages={1045-52}
}
Intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (PPV) is an invasive means of respiratory support that is indicated in animals with central and peripheral neuromuscular disease, as well as in those with primary disorders of the lung parenchyma. We reviewed the medical records of 34 dogs and 7 cats treated with PPV. The animals could be allotted to 2 groups; group 1 (21/41) had primary failure of ventilation attributable to neuromuscular disease or airway obstruction, and group 2 (20/41) had primary… CONTINUE READING

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