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.1-8
Brochard L. Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure. JAMA. 2002;288(8):932–935. doi:10.1001/jama.288.8.932
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