Non-invasive Ventilation in Adults: A Brief UpdateLeonardo S Roever-Borges* and Elmiro santos Resende
Department of Clinical Research, Federal University of Uberlândia, Av. Pará, 1720-Bairro Umuarama, Uberlândia - MG - CEP 38400-902, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Leonardo S. Roever-Borges
Department of Clinical Research
Federal University of Uberlândia
Av. Pará, 1720-Bairro Umuarama
Uberlândia - MG - CEP 38400-902, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 08, 2015; Accepted date: December 10, 2015; Published date: December 16, 2015
Citation: Roever-Borges LS, Resende ES (2015) Non-invasive Ventilation in Adults: A Brief Update. J Pulm Respir Med 5:299. doi:10.4172/2161-105X.1000299
Copyright: © 2015 Roever-Borges LS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The use of noninvasive ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure by mask has increased substantially. The main indications are exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiogenic pulmonary oedema, trauma, pulmonary infiltrates in immunocompromised patients, and weaning of previously intubated stable patients with COPD. In this mini-review article, we summarize the results of various studies in which noninvasive ventilation was applied and discuss the role and efficacy of noninvasive ventilation.