Non Invasive Respiratory Support: A Practical Handbook / Edition 3

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The field of non-invasive ventilation continues to expand rapidly since publication of the second edition of Non-Invasive Respiratory Support, new controversies have arisen and numerous practical guidelines have been issued. This expanded third edition with new international contributors has been fully revised and updated. It builds on the success of the highly-regarded previous editions, detailing the role of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in acute and chronic ventilatory failure, and the outcome of the intervention across a wide range of respiratory disorders in adults and children.

The book provides clear, step-by-step, evidence-based guidance on the practicalities of all the principal techniques, and advice is offered on indications for NIV, how to choose equipment, when to initiate therapy, and when to discontinue therapy.

From a highly respected international author team, this book provides invaluable guidance to respiratory physicians, intensivists, anaesthetists, nurses, physiotherapists and medical technicians working in this area.

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Reviewer: Joel C Seidman, MD (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource on the rational application of various modalities of noninvasive mechanical ventilation. It addresses the history, indications, evolution, and current devices available for use in both pediatric and adult support, indications, limitations, and complications. There is ample attention given to perturbations in algorithms and their solutions — namely, dealing with events that "do not go by the textbook." Particularly impressive are the discussions of monitoring, which in day-to-day, clinical practice is often poorly addressed and managed, clarification of indications for withdrawal of such support, and perhaps most significantly, ethical decisions and the legal basis often underlying them; for as with many new "life-saving" medical innovations, noninvasive ventilatory support has now evolved into a "life-sustaining" intervention, often inappropriately left in place when ethically disputable.
Purpose: In aggregate, a comprehensive attempt is made to incorporate the observations of 12 authorities with diverse, worldwide experience, to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date reference for investigators and practitioners of an "old concept," but "newly innovative" science and practical application.
Audience: The handling of basic science and clinical application of noninvasive respiratory support is done in such a manner that anyone already engaged in applications involving invasive ventilatory support medicine, whether in research and development, laboratory or clinical investigation, or clinical practice of primary care, neurology, allergy, or pulmonology, will find the book an informative read or selective reference.
Features: The book focuses primarily on outlining the supportive science, clinical investigation, and personal practice experience of 12 experts to guide the rational application of noninvasive respiratory support. A primary criticism is the paucity of applicable pictures and illustrations of noninvasive system structure/function and those placed in service.
Assessment: The book achieves its intended goals well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340925607
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/15/2007
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Anita K Simonds MD FRCP is Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London

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Table of Contents

1 Overview of indications for non-invasive respiratory support
2 Equipment for non-invasive ventilation: Ventilators, interfaces and accessories
3 Setting up a non-invasive ventilation service
4 Non-invasive ventilation in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
5 Continuous positive airway pressure and non-invasive ventilation in acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure
6 Acute non-invasive ventilation in neuromuscular disease, chest wall disorders and cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis
7 Starting non-invasive ventilation: Practical aspects
8 Cough assistance and physiotherapy aspects of the patient requiring non-invasive positive pressure ventilation
9 Problem-solving in acute non-invasive ventilation
10 Non-invasive ventilation and post-extubation respiratory failure
11 Weaning using non-invasive ventilation
12 Non-invasive ventilation in the emergency department, for transferring patients and during intercurrent procedures
13 Assessment and selection of patients for home ventilation
14 Domiciliary non-invasive ventilation in restrictive disorders and stable neuromuscular disease
15 Home ventilation in progressive disorders, quadriplegia and palliative non-invasive ventilation
16 Noninvasive ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
17 Home ventilation in cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and diffuse interstitial lung disease
18 Discharging the ventilator-dependent patient and the home ventilatory care network
19 Problem-solving and transitions in long-term non-invasive ventilation
20 Non-invasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure in children
21 Home ventilation in children
22 Continuous positive airway pressure therapy for sleep disordered breathing in adults
23 Continuous positive airway pressure for sleep disordered breathing in children
24 Organization of long-term ventilation in Europe
25 Ethical and medico-legal aspects of assisted ventilation
Appendix One: Suppliers of ventilatory equipment
Appendix Two: Useful contact addresses
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