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August 28, 2002

Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hôpital Henri Mondor, Assistance Publique–Hopitaux de Paris, Paris XII Université, and Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Médicale, Unité 492, Créteil, France.

JAMA. 2002;288(8):932-935. doi:10.1001/jama.288.8.932

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) delivers mechanical ventilatory support to the lungs with a noninvasive interface between the patient and the ventilator. Noninvasive ventilation has been reported to reduce the incidence of complications of mechanical ventilation and to improve outcomes.18

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