Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV/BiPAP) in Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Believe it or not, there is not a lot of data regarding using noninvasive ventilation, also called NIV or BiPAP to care for patients with acute asthma exacerbations. The data is actually quite limited, unfortunately. This paper published a few days ago in the AJRCCM took a retrospective look at a large number of patients throughout the US to see how using NIV or BiPAP in acute asthma exacerbations improved outcomes for our patients.

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Althoff MD, Holguin F, Yang F, Grunwald GK, Moss M, Vandivier RW, Ho PM, Kiser TH, Burnham EL. Noninvasive Ventilation Use in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Dec 1;202(11):1520-1530. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201910-2021OC. PMID: 32663410; PMCID: PMC7706169.
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