Is it safe for patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure undergoing home noninvasive ventilation to discontinue ventilation briefly?

Karakurt S. , Fanfulla F., Nava S.

CHEST, cilt.119, sa.5, ss.1379-1386, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 119 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1378/chest.119.5.1379
  • Dergi Adı: CHEST
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1379-1386


Study objectives: A brief discontinuation (< 1 week) of long-term ventilation may be necessary in patients who are not totally ventilator-dependent in cases of technical problems, intolerable nasal irritation, upper airway congestion, or travel. We examined the incidence, timing, and causes of possible clinical deterioration after a brief withdrawal of ventilation in patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) who were well-established on long-term noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV).