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Use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in emergency departments of public and private hospitals in Lebanon.
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PMID:  23022772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation is increasingly being used in emergency departments across Europe and North America. To our knowledge, no similar data are available from other countries. The aim of this study is to describe the current use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the emergency departments of Lebanese hospitals. A structured and validated questionnaire was sent to all emergency departments in Lebanon. In Lebanon, 48.4% of emergency departments use noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. It is mostly used for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Bilevel and continuous positive airway pressures are the two most widely used modalities for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. Face mask is the most used patient interface. The use of uniform protocols and training is lacking. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in Lebanese emergency departments is underused, with significant potential for improvements in its current practice.
Mohamad F El-Khatib; Amin N Kazzi; Salah M Zeinelddine; Pierre K Bou-Khalil; Chakib M Ayoub; Ghassan E Kanazi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5695     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9442482     Medline TA:  Eur J Emerg Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departments of aAnesthesiology bEmergency Medicine cInternal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
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