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Journal Article
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Scarlett, Marinna D.; Hanna, Wadia J.
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Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Nasal non-invasive positive pressure ventilation
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1994
Volume ID
43
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
143-145
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Abstract
This case report is presented to illustrate the advantages of Nasal Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NNIPPV). It is relatively simple, practical, easy to use, and has been proven to be an efficient means of treatment for patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF), especially hypercanic respiratory failure. The availability of NNIPPV has increased in recent years and has made the concept of domiciliary ventilatory support a practical reality. It has resulted in decreased frequency and duration of hospital admission and hence minimised certain demands on the health service. The use of NNIPPV should be encouraged in developing countries where a shortage of health personnel (especially nurses) and limited health care budgets exists.....
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