The impact of noninvasive versus invasive mechanical ventilatory support on survival in hematological patients with acute respiratory failure
© BioMed Central Ltd. 2007
Published: 22 March 2007
To assess the impact on ICU survival of noninvasive (NIPPV) versus invasive mechanical ventilation (IPPV) as the initial ventilatory mode in hematological patients with acute respiratory failure.
A retrospective evaluation of a prospectively followed cohort of 277 hematological patients ventilated at the ICU of a tertiary care hospital between January 1997 and June 2006.
NIPPV was not associated with better outcome in our population of hematological patients with acute respiratory failure. NIPPV followed by IPPV was an independent predictor of mortality.