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August 28, 2002

Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure

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.1-8

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