When individuals with acute respiratory failure became unresponsive to standard medical therapy, they may require invasive mechanical ventilation. However, endotracheal intubation increases the risk of nosocomial infection, induces airway trauma, and requires the use of sedation.
|Title of host publication||Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation: Theory, Equipment, and Clinical Applications|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
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