Noninvasive Ventilation Outside of Intensive Care Units

  • Davide ChiumelloEmail author
  • Gaetano Iapichino
  • Virna Berto


When individuals with acute respiratory failure became unresponsive to standard medical therapy, they may require invasive mechanical ventilation. However, endotracheal intubation increases the risk of nosocomial infection, induces airway trauma, and requires the use of sedation.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Acute Exacerbation Endotracheal Intubation Acute Respiratory Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Chiumello
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gaetano Iapichino
    • 2
  • Virna Berto
    • 1
  1. 1.U.O. Anestesia e Rianimazione, Dipartimento di Anestesia, Rianimazione (Intensiva e Subintensiva) e Terapia del DoloreFondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda-Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Anestesiologia e RianimazioneUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly

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