Noninvasive ventilation therapy reduces reintubation risk after abdominal surgery

By Dr Deepu

Patients who received noninvasive ventilation therapy after hypoxemic respiratory failure following abdominal surgery had a reduced risk of reintubation 7 days after initiation of ventilator therapy when compared with standard oxygen therapy.
The study was based on data from 293 patients (mean age 63.4 years).
These findings support the use of NIV in hypoxemic Respiratory failure after abdominal surgery.
The study was published in JAMA.
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