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BET 3. NON-INVASIVE POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE EXACERBATIONS OF ASTHMA

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Report by Lynne Sutton, Locum Consultant

Checked by Dr Craig Ferguson, Specialist Registrar

Institution: Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPV) reduces intubation rates in patients with acute exacerbations of asthma. A total of 282 papers was found using the reported searches, of which nine presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best …

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