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Management of respiratory failure with ventilation via intranasal stents in cystic fibrosis
  1. F P Edenborougha,
  2. M Wildmana,
  3. D W Morganb
  1. aAdult Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK, bDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology
  1. Dr F P Edenborough, Adult CF Unit, Sorby Wing, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK


The case history is presented of a patient with acute respiratory failure complicated by nasal obstruction resulting in intolerance of nasal ventilation. Urgent insertion of nasal stents permitted restoration of ventilation with resolution of breathlessness and stabilisation of arterial blood gases.

  • cystic fibrosis
  • respiratory failure
  • nasal stents
  • nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation
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