In recent years, the use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) has been increased. Although its use is widely accepted for chronic respiratory conditions such as neuromuscular weakness and obstructive sleep apnea [1-3], the use of NIPPV in the acute setting in pediatric patients is still uncommon. Because of the lack of ad Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation with Positive Airway Pressure in Pediatric Intensive CareG. Ottonello et al.equate devices and of trained staff, several PICUs do not yet consider NIPPV among their strategies for ventilation [4, 5].
|Title of host publication||Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation: Theory, Equipment, and Clinical Applications|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
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