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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

Noninvasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure due to H1N1 influenza


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Virology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Prasanta R Mohapatra
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh 160030
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.76301

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We present a case of severe H1N1 influenza with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure necessitating mechanical ventilation benefited from noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). The NIPPV may be of great use in treating patients with H1N1-related acute respiratory distress syndrome in a resource poor setting or when invasive ventilator is unavailable.


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