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: In adults with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF), most high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) studies evaluated patient comfort and physiologic parameters such as PaO2 and respiratory rate. Recently, several studies focusing on clinical outcomes like treatment failure and ventilator-free days have been published, hence the need for a systematic review. Our objective is to determine the role of HFNC in patients with AHRF.