Should noninvasive ventilation be considered a high-risk procedure during an epidemic?

McCracken, John
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, p663
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Should noninvasive ventilation be considered a high-risk procedure during an epidemic?," by John McCraken which appeared at the www.cmaj.ca. In this article, the author reflects on the issue about the use of noninvasive ventilation as risk of infectious diseases transmission which started with the SARS epidemic in 2003. He also explores the studies by D. S. Hui and colleagues and I. T. Yu and colleagues that shed light on the issue.


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