A comparative study of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV) in patients with flail chest


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GUNDUZ M. , Unlugenc H. , OZALEVLI M. , INANOGLU K., AKMAN H.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL, vol.22, no.5, pp.325-329, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/emj.2004.019786
  • Title of Journal : EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-329

Abstract

Introduction: The role of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation delivered through a face mask in patients with flail chest is uncertain. We conducted a prospective, randomised study of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) given via a face mask to spontaneously breathing patients compared with intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV) with endotracheal intubation (ETI) in 52 patients with flail chest who required mechanical ventilation.