Non-Invasive Respiratory Support: A Practical Handbook
Anita K. Simonds
The second edition of this highly practical and informative handbook describes the indications for non-invasive ventilation in acute and chronic ventilatory failure, and the outcome of this intervention in a wide range of respiratory disorders. The book gives guidance on the use of nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) and on the use of nasal continous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. It also discusses the practical issues associated with different patient groups, e.g. those with COPD, acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure, sleep apnoea, neuromuscular disease and chest wall disorders.