Use of non-invasive mechanical ventilation in adults with acute respiratory distress

Gilberto Lázaro Betancourt Reyes

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Acute respiratory failure is one of the presentation forms of dissimilar diseases. For treating acute respiratory failure, the patient requires life support measures, by adequately trained personnel, together with a well-equipped service. Non-invasive mechanical ventilation is one of the variants of ventilatory support that helps and improves the patient's condition. Controversies exist regarding the use of noninvasive mechanical ventilation in subjects suffering from acute respiratory distress. This disease has high morbidity and mortality, especially when it does not receive adequate and timely management. Studies on non-invasive mechanical ventilation and acute respiratory distress are not abundant in the international literature. In Cuba there is lack of multicenter studies, which adjust to our health system and our current conditions. Therefore, the present paper was carried out with the aim of analyzing how patients with acute respiratory distress can benefit from this modality of life support.

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non-invasive ventilation; acute respiratory distress syndrome; behavior; driving


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