Non-invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice

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Non-Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice provides up-to-date, authoritative, and comprehensive information from a prestigious range of worldwide key opinion leaders on different applications for non-invasive ventilation, and closely related techniques, both in the hospital and at home. Chapters cover the use of non-invasive ventilation in acute and chronic respiratory failure, plus pediatric and other specialty applications. Sections are devoted to conditions including COPD, cardiac failure, and neuromuscular disase; in each case, there are detailed evaluations of current best practice regarding the science, diagnostics, and management of the condition. Concise summaries of each chapter, plus generous use of tables and illustrations, ensure the reader gains rapid access to the wealth of information presented.

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Editorial Reviews

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"(The authors) have delivered a book that covers a great deal more than its title would suggest, with physiology, common respiratory illnesses, equipment, and even the psychological aspects of illness all included in some detail. At 600 hardcopy pages and in an e-book format with links to PubMed references, this is an elegant book in terms of chapter organization, page layout, and clarity.... This is a book that can be read for pleasure and interest, and we will no doubt both do so many times again in the future."
British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2011

"I have read with interest many... chapters and I have learnt so much, despite my experience. I would recommend this book not only to medical students but also to senior doctors, pulmonologists, intensivists, nurses and physiotherapists."
—N. Ambrosino

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340941522
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Elliott MD FRCP (UK) Consultant Respiratory Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Stefano Nava MD Chief of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Fondazione S.Maugeri, Pavia, Italy
Bernd Schönhofer MD Director, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Klinikum Region Hannover, Oststadt - Heidehaus, Hannover, Germany

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Table of Contents


The equipment

Positive pressure ventilators
Negative pressure ventilation
Emerging modes for NIV
Quality control, service and maintenance and infection control
Humidifiers and drug delivery during NIV
How to start a patient on NIV

The practice: acute NIV

How to set up an acute NIV service
Monitoring during acute NIV
Troubleshooting during acute NIV
Timing of acute NIV
Why NIV works in acute respiratory failure

The practice: Chronic NIV

The chronic ventilator service
Diagnostic tests in the assessment of patient for HMV
Patient and carer education
Discharging the patient on home ventilation


Pathophysiology of respiratory failure
Treatment of acute and chronic COPD
NIV in acute exacerbations of COPD
NIV in chronic COPD

Hypoxeamic respiratory failure

Pathophysiology of Hypoxeamic Respiratory Failure
Home oxygen therapy in COPD
Emergency oxygen therapy
Equipment for oxygen therapy
NIV for hypoxeamic respiratory failure

Cardiac failure

Pathophysiology and modern management of acute cardiac failure
Cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
Assited ventilation in chronic congestive cardiac failure

Neuromuscular disease

Muscle disorders and ventilatory failure
Pathophysiology of respiratory failure in NMD
Slowly progressive NMD
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Central sleep apnoea

Chest wall deformity

Early onset scoliosis


The Endocrinologist and respiratory failure
Pathophysiology of respiratory failure in obesity
Non invasive ventilation in acute and chronic respiratory failure due to obesity

Other conditions

Bronchiectasis and adult cystic fibrosis
Highly infectious conditions: lessons from SARS
Cancer patients
The Elderly
Post surgery
Spinal injuries

Pediatric ventilatory failure

Equipment and Interfaces for children
Chronic NIV for children
Acute NIV children

Special situations

End of life care

Prolonged weaning

The epidemiology and cost of weaning failure
Pathophysiology of weaning failure
NIV for weaning and extubation failure
Weaning strategies and protocols
Specialized weaning Units

The physiotherapist and assisted ventilation

Respiratory physiotherapy

Health status, quality of life

Health status, quality of life

The patient experience of NIV

Psychological issues for the mechanically ventilated patient
A patient's journey

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