Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in the treatment of acute respiratory failure due to infectious complications of lung transplantation

N. Ambrosino, F. Rubini, G. Callegari, S. Nava, C. Fracchia

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Abstract

Patients that have undergone lung and heart-lung transplantation may contract severe respiratory infections, often leading to acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. Endotracheal intubation may induce infectious complications of the respiratory tract, which can be avoided by noninvasive modes of ventilation. We describe the use of noninvasive modes of ventilation in three cases of acute respiratory failure induced by infectious complication of lung and heart-lung transplantation. In two cases endotracheal intubation was avoided and treatment was successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume49
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Continuous negative pressure ventilation
  • Continuous positive airway pressure
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Heart-lung transplantation
  • Pneumocystis carinii
  • Pressure support ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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