Negative pressure ventilation via chest cuirass to decrease ventilator-associated complications in infants with acute respiratory failure: a case series.

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Journal Article

Pulmonary and nonpulmonary complications of invasive positive pressure ventilation are well documented in the medical literature. Many of these complications may be minimized by the use of noninvasive ventilation. During various periods of medical history, negative pressure ventilation, a form of noninvasive ventilation, has been used successfully. We report the use of negative pressure ventilation with a chest cuirass to avoid or decrease the complications of invasive positive pressure ventilation in three critically ill infants at two institutions. In each of these cases, chest cuirass ventilation improved the patient's clinical condition and decreased the requirement for more invasive therapy. These cases illustrate the need for further clinical evaluation of the use of negative pressure ventilation utilizing a chest cuirass.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Klonin, H; Bowman, B; Peters, M; Raffeeq, P; Durward, A; Bohn, DJ; Meliones, JN; Cheifetz, IM

Published Date

  • May 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 486 - 490

PubMed ID

  • 10813224

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10813224

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-1324

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States