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The role of NIV in post-extubation respiratory failure
  1. N M Rahman
  1. Specialist Registrar, Horton Hospital, Banbury, UK; naj_rahman@yahoo.co.uk

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Whilst non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has an established role in treating acute on chronic respiratory failure, its impact on re-intubation rate following elective extubation and subsequent respiratory failure is unclear. This multicentre, randomised, controlled trial addressed whether use of NIV after discontinuation of mechanical ventilation can decrease mortality (primary outcome) or …

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