Antonelli M, Conti G, Esquinas A, Montini L, Maggiore SM, Bello G, Rocco M, Maviglia R, Pennisi MA, Gonzalez-Diaz G, Meduri GU. Crit Care Med. 2007 Jan;35(1):18-25
Prospective multi-centre cohort study across three European intensive care units with NPPV expertise, resulted in survey of 479 patients with ARDS. Authors conclude NPPV applied as first-line intervention avoided intubation in 54% of treated patients.
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