Which complications are avoided by noninvasive ventilation (NIV)?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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These include the following:

  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia

  • Sinusitis

  • Reduction in need for sedative agents - Sedatives used in less than 15% of noninvasive ventilation patients in one survey

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