Noninvasive ventilation outside of intensive care units

Davide Chiumello, Gaetano Iapichino, Virna Berto

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNoninvasive Mechanical Ventilation: Theory, Equipment, and Clinical Applications
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783642113642
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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