Non-invasive ventilation

Authors: David Havel;  Jan Zeman
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika pneumologie a ftizeologie LF UK a FN Plzeň
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2017; 63(11): 908-915
Category: Reviews


The paper describes the history and the present of non-invasive ventilation, the therapeutic method which plays an essential role in the therapy of acute as well as chronic respiratory illnesses. It focuses on indications and contraindications, adverse effects as well as some pitfalls of this therapy.

Key words:
non-invasive ventilation (NIV) – respiratory insufficiency


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