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Journal Club: Official ERS/ATS guidelines: NIV for acute respiratory failure

By: Marcelo Alcantara, Médico - 02/17/2018 13:04

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) published in 2017 official practice guidelines on non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for acute respiratory failure based on the most current literature.

This guideline committee developed recommendations for 11 questions in a PICO (population–intervention–comparison–outcome) format. 

The following conditions received clear recommendations: exacerbation of COPD, cardiogenic pulmonary edema, de novo hypoxaemic respiratory failure, immunocompromised patients, chest trauma, palliation, post-operative care, weaning, and post-extubation.

You can click below to go to the article, or you can just download it (it's the attached file in this forum topic) 

Official ERS/ATS clinical practice guidelines: noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure

Xlung strongly recommends a reflexive reading of this paper as there is much room for improving our practice on NIV worldwide. 



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