LUNG ALERT: The role of NIV in post-extubation respiratory failure

Rahman, N. M.
September 2004
Thorax;Sep2004, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p745
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the role of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in post-extubation respiratory failure, which is not quite clear, although NIV has been seen to treat acute on chronic respiratory failure. All cause mortality was significantly higher in the NIV group, although re-intubation rates were same in both groups. It shows that the use of NIV for respiratory failure following extubation increases mortality and has no effect on re-intubation rates.


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