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Does noninvasive ventilation work in ARDS? A case report and review of the current literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16189046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) in adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is controversial, in contrast to its well established benefits in other types of respiratory failure, especially acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiogenic pulmonary oedema. We report a case of ARDS caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in a 70 year old man, treated with NIPPV in addition to standard medical therapy and analyse current evidence regarding the role of NIPPV in patients with ARDS.
P Malhotra; S K Jindal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-28     Completed Date:  2006-02-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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MeSH Terms
Pneumonia, Mycoplasma / complications,  therapy
Positive-Pressure Respiration*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / microbiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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