What are the benefits of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) in patients with chronic 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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When applied continuously to patients with chronic ventilatory failure, NPPV provides sufficient oxygenation or carbon dioxide elimination to sustain life by reversing or preventing atelectasis or resting the respiratory muscles.


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