Ventilators for Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation

  • Raffaele ScalaEmail author


The use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) to treat both acute respiratory failure (ARF) and chronic respiratory failure (CRF) has been tremendously expanded in the last two decades in terms of spectrum of diseases to be successfully managed, settings of application/adaptation, and achievable goals [1–3].


Acute Respiratory Failure Inspiratory Flow Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Chronic Respiratory Failure Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unità Operativa di Pneumologia e Unità di Terapia Semi-Intensiva RespiratoriaAUSL8, Ospedale S. DonatoArezzoItaly

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