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The role of non-invasive ventilation in the emergency department
  1. John Wright
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Castle Street, Glasgow G4 OSF, UK

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    Editor,—Anthony Cross highlighted the effectiveness of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in the emergency department in his review.1 As he concluded, studies certainly indicate that this treatment is beneficial in the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive airways disease—with regard to the need for intubation, length of hospital stay and mortality.

    The evidence for the use of NIV in the treatment of acute pulmonary oedema also …

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