Search our site 
Advanced Search
Home | Exam dates | Contact us | About us | Testimonials |

You are in Home >> Intensive Care >> Respiratory >> Non-Invasive Vent >> Literature Review

Esteban et al. NIV after failed extubation. NEJM 2004.

Created: 16/5/2007

Paper type

Randomised controlled trial


Esteban A, Frutos-Vivar F, Ferguson ND, Arabi Y, Apezteguia C et al.
Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation for respiratory failure after extubation.
New England Journal of Medicine 2004; 350: 2542-2560

Major Finding

In patients who have respiratory failure post extubation noninvasive ventilation does not reduce reintubation rates and increases mortality.

Point for discussion:

If NIV is started earlier in those patients with respiratory failure post-extubation or selectively used in COPD patients, would re-intubation rates actually be reduced?


SiteSection: Article
  Posting rules

     To view or add comments you must be a registered user and login  

Login Status  

You are not currently logged in.
UK/Ireland Registration
Overseas Registration

  Forgot your password?

All rights reserved © 2021. Designed by AnaesthesiaUK.

{Site map} {Site disclaimer} {Privacy Policy} {Terms and conditions}

 Like us on Facebook