Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in infants with respiratory failure Academic Article uri icon


  • Respiratory failure is a common indication for admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Tracheal intubation and invasive ventilation carries some risk and can contribute to morbidity and possible mortality. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) is a mode in which ventilation is applied without tracheal intubation but via nasal prongs or a face mask. We hypothesized that using NIPPV in infants with pending respiratory failure may improve their outcome.

publication date

  • January 1, 2009