Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2018)
Study of Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for acute respiratory failure due to Noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in north Indian patients
Author(s): Dr. Shashi Bhushan Sinha
Abstract: Bronchiectasis is a chronic condition in which the walls of the bronchial tubes are enlarged and permanently damaged. The thickened and damaged air passage due to inflammation allows mucus & bacteria to develop in the lungs. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) is the technique of delivering mechanical ventilation without endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy. This is increasingly being utilised in both acute and chronic conditions. This study was done to assess the effectiveness of NIV as a therapeutic modality in Noncystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis and to assess various factors determining its outcome in north Indian population. The study is conducted in HIMS in Department of Critical care for the patients included for the bronchiectasis. The total 50 patients were enrolled into the study. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation is an important development in managing patients with acute respiratory failure. However, it should always be remembered that even in conditions in which NIPPV has strong evidence of success; patients should be monitored closely for signs of treatment failure and should be promptly intubated before a crisis develops.
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