Saturday, December 15, 2007

Another review on noninvasive ventilation

See previous post here.

One of the tricks of noninvasive ventilation is to monitor the patient for signs of failure so that if the patient is destined for invasive mechanical ventilation timely intubation can be carried out before a crisis point is reached.

This is another helpful review of the topic, published in Critical Care Medicine, as free full text via Medscape. Noninvasive ventilation is expanding its niche as new promising indications are explored.

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