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September - December 2001: 
Volume 14, Issue 3

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Non Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation at home and in the hospital. Recent developments
Abstract
Non invasive mechanical ventilation refers to the provision of ventilatory assistance without the need for an invasive artificial airway. In this article many different approaches to assisting ventilation noninvasively are reviewed for the treatment of various forms of respiratory failure at home and in critical hospital care setting. Recent studies and development of these methods are presented. Pneumon 2001, 14(3):197-205.