Non-invasive ventilation of patients with acute asthma.
Intern Med J. 2019 Feb;49(2):262-264
Authors: Sheikh M, Tiruvoipati R, Hurley JC
A retrospective observational study of 21 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Frankston Hospital with acute asthma between 2011 and 2014 was undertaken. We report the outcomes for three groups of patients; those that did (n = 7) or did not (n = 6) receive initial therapy with non-invasive ventilation (NIV) together with those that received invasive ventilation (n = 8). Patients successfully managed with NIV alone experienced a shorter ICU and hospital stay versus those who required invasive ventilation.
PMID: 30754082 [PubMed - in process]