Non-invasive ventilation in patients with an altered level of consciousness. A clinical review and practical insights


Goncalves G., Saeed H., Abdelrahim M. E. , Harb H. S. , Madney Y. M. , Eng K., ...More

ADVANCES IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.88, no.3, pp.233-244, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/arm.2020.0110
  • Title of Journal : ADVANCES IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-244

Abstract

Non-invasive ventilation has gained an increasingly pivotal role in the treatment of acute hypoxemic and/or hypercapnic respiratory failure and offers multiple advantages over invasive mechanical ventilation. Some of these advantages include the preservation of airway defense mechanisms, a reduced need for sedation, and an avoidance of complications related to endotracheal intubation.