SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Immunosuppressed patients with acute respiratory failure are related to high mortality. Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) may improve survival in some populations, but its benefit is still controversial for immunosuppressed patients. This meta-analysis aimed to determine whether the early NIV could avoid endotracheal intubation and further decrease the mortality rate versus conventional oxygen therapy.