Noninvasive mechanical ventilation with positive airway pressure in pediatric intensive care

Giancarlo Ottonello, Andrea Wolfler, Pietro Tuo

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Abstract

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].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNoninvasive Mechanical Ventilation: Theory, Equipment, and Clinical Applications
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages377-386
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642113642
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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