Which patients are suitable for postextubation noninvasive ventilation (NIV) support?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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While mixed groups of patients are encountered, the vast majority of patients managed with postextubation noninvasive ventilation support have had underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and this is the population that seems especially suited to noninvasive ventilation in general and, specifically, to noninvasive ventilation–supported weaning.

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