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A Journal on Diseases of the Respiratory System

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Thoracic Endoscopy
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Minerva Pneumologica 2010 June;49(2):133-6

language: Italian

Fiberoptic bronchoscopy in non-invasive mechanical ventilation via nasal mask in respiratory failure: support for the diagnosis of respiratory disease

Del Giudice G. 1, Pedicelli I. 1, La Cerra G. 1, Pontillo A. 1, D’ Antò R. 1, Luciani E. 1, Corcione N. 1, Turino C. 1, Iadevaia C. 2, Marzo C. 1

1 Dipartimento di Scienze Cardio-Toraciche e Respiratorie, Seconda Università di Napoli, Napoli, Italia
2 Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, Seconda Università di Napoli, Napoli, Italia


The authors report their experience about fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FBS) in non-invasive ventilation (NIV) using bilevel positive airway pressure system in spontaneous/cycle mode, using inspiratory and expiratory positive pressure (IPAP and EPAP) in patients with acute respiratory failure. The method was inserted into the flow chart of the diagnostic evaluation of neoplastic and infectious respiratory disease, with bronchial wash and BAL execution.

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