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Medicine - Critical Care & Emergency Medicine | Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Difficult Weaning in Critical Care - Key Topics and Practical

Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Difficult Weaning in Critical Care

Key Topics and Practical Approaches

Esquinas, Antonio (Ed.)

2015, Approx. 500 p. 250 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • ​Describes the indications for NIV in weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Discusses selected key topics in critical care medicine
  • With contributions by international experts  
​Mechanical ventilation has become a cornerstone in the treatment of critically ill patients in the past decades. However, weaning from mechanical ventilation is a difficult task which may result in complications. In intensive care units, non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) is increasingly used as a safe alternative in order to avoid reintubation in postextubation respiratory failure and decannulation in tracheotomized patients. This book establishes the indications for the use of NIV in the context of weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation. It provides a comprehensive overview of key topics relevant for correct practical application, including NIV and weaning principles, important aspects of patient care before and after weaning, and pediatric and neonatology weaning. Finally, the book summarizes international guidelines and new perspectives of NIV during weaning. With contributions by international experts in the field on non-invasive mechanical ventilation, the book will serve as a valuable guide for critical care physicians, respiratory physiotherapists, and pulmonologists.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » extubation - mechanical ventilation - non-invasive mechanical ventilation - respiratory failure - tracheotomy - weaning

Related subjects » Anesthesiology - Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Internal Medicine

Table of contents 

​Section A. NIV and weaning.- Section B. NIV and weaning methodology aspects.- Section C. Treatment of postextubation acute respiratory failure: clinical indications.- Section D. Prevention of postextubation failure.- Section E. NIV in difficult weaning.- Section F. Pediatric and neonatology weaning.- Section G. Influence on postextubation respiratory failure complications.- Section H. NIV weaning relations with organizational models (ICU).- Section I. Evidence for NIV weaning: guidelines and new perspectives.                

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