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Minerva Anestesiologica 2000 December;66(12):883-7

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language: Italian

Emergency room ventilation

Faenza S., Petrini F.

Università degli Studi - Bologna Policlinico S. Orsola Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche, Rianimatorie e dei Trapianti Sezione di Anestesia e Rianimazione


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The respiratory failure in polytrauma patients and respiratory failure of different origin (COPD, pneumonia, pulmonary edema). In the first case invasive ventilation seems to be preferable and so the tracheal intubation, in emergency, with its more important guidelines. In the second case there are important physiopathological elements to consider NIMV the best first approach for ventilatory support.

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