What are the benefits of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) in the treatment of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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In acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, NPPV also helps maintain an adequate PaO2 until the patient improves. In cardiogenic pulmonary edema, NPPV improves oxygenation, reduces work of breathing, and may increase cardiac output.


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