Application of non-invasive mechanical ventilation in an asthmatic pregnant woman in respiratory failure: a case report.

J Thorac Dis 2013 Feb;5(1):97-100

Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Yedikule Teaching Hospital for Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.

The use of non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) during an asthma attack is controversial. We report a case of a 28-year-old female patient in her 16th week of pregnancy with community-acquired pneumonia who presented during an asthma attack, which led to hypoxic respiratory failure. She was successfully treated using NIV. This case is worth discussing as it includes two clinical conditions in which NIV is often considered contraindicated.

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2012.12.08DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3548004PMC
February 2013
6 Reads

Publication Analysis

Top Keywords

mechanical ventilation
8
non-invasive mechanical
8
asthma attack
8
respiratory failure
8
community-acquired pneumonia
4
pneumonia presented
4
attack led
4
pregnancy community-acquired
4
presented asthma
4
patient 16th
4
case 28-year-old
4
report case
4
28-year-old female
4
led hypoxic
4
16th week
4
week pregnancy
4
hypoxic respiratory
4
clinical conditions
4
includes clinical
4
conditions niv
4

Similar Publications