Can CPAP prevent the need for endotracheal intubation in patients with hypoxemia after abdominal surgery?

Foster, Ryan; Scales, Damon C.
March 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/15/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 6, p744
Academic Journal
Presents a study that examined the capability of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to prevent the need for endotracheal intubation in patients with hypoxemia after abdominal surgery. Background on CPAP; Design of the study; Results; Practice implications.


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