Noninvasive Ventilation in Severe Acute Asthma? Still Far From the Truth

Scala, Raffaele
May 2010
Respiratory Care;May2010, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p630
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for the treatment of patients suffering from severe acute asthma. According to the author, endotracheal intubation and conventional mechanical ventilation are considered necessary in up to one third of the severe-acute-asthma patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The author says that NIV is an effective technique of ventilatory support that does not need an invasive interface.


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