Christian Dankers

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Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

I. Problem/Challenge. For inpatients with acute respiratory distress, there are alternatives to intubation in certain situations. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) is a form of mechanical ventilation that does not require the placement of an endotrachial tube. It instead relies on close fitting nasal or face masks, delivering positive-pressure to improve gas exchange and reduce…

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