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Noninvasive ventilation: Selection of patient, interfaces, initiation and weaning

Ramesh Unnikrishnan

Keywords : Criteria for success, interfaces, noninvasive ventilation, weaning

Citation Information : Unnikrishnan R. Noninvasive ventilation: Selection of patient, interfaces, initiation and weaning. Indian J Respir Care 2015; 4 (2):632-636.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-04207

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Published Online: 02-12-2022

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Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is the term used when patients are mechanically ventilated without using an invasive artificial airway. NIV is widely used to provide ventilator support for patients with acute or chronic respiratory failure. This article deals with the indications and contraindications of NIV, various interfaces, their advantages and disadvantages, selection of interface and weaning of patients from NIV.

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