Non-Invasive Respiratory Support : A Practical Handbook – 3rd Edition

Non-Invasive Respiratory Support : A Practical Handbook – 3rd Edition

Edited by Anita K Simonds MD FRCP
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton and
Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK

Since the second edition of this book in 2001, the field of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has continued to expand briskly. NIV is recognized as ‘gold standard’ therapy in acute hypercapnic exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and should be provided by all centres admitting acute COPD patients. Some dilemmas such as whether to use CPAP or NIV in acute pulmonary oedema, and the timing of introduction of NIV in chronic neuromuscular disease are now mostly resolved. Intensive care and paediatric applications have grown, and there is evidence that NIV is being used by experienced units in sicker patients with maintained success rates.

Non-Invasive Respiratory Support : A Practical Handbook – 3rd Edition

A wider range of paediatric interfaces (commercial and customized) is now available. This is particularly important for long-term use, so that facial pressure sores and mid-facial hypoplasia can be avoided. The impact of NIV on childhood neuromuscular disease means that many of these children who would have previously died in infancy are now surviving to adulthood. Some problem areas remain, and new controversies have arisen. Just what is the role of NIV in post-operative patients with respiratory failure, and which COPD patients (if any) benefit from long-term NIV? How much NIV is required – a few hours in the day or is overnight use essential in COPD? Does NIV have any role in individuals with acute pneumonia due to pandemic flu or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and if so, how can healthcare staff be best protected from droplet dissemination of these diseases during NIV use? What are the equivalent infection control risks from high-flow oxygen therapy or intubating patients?

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