Abstract Acute respiratory failure is a life threatening condition encountered by Acute Physicians; additional non-invasive support can be provided within the medical high dependency unit (MHDU). Acute
Abstract Motor neurone disease (MND) is a chronic condition which presents mainly in the seventh and eighth decades. It classically presents with a mixture of upper and lower motor neurone features,
The Role of Invasive Ventilation in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causing Respiratory Failure.
Abstract Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can usually be managed initially with medical treatment and non- invasive ventilation. In circumstances where
Abstract Non-invasive ventilation has become an increasingly utilised tool for the treatment of acute respiratory failure. Potential benefits include a decreased incidence of intubation, duration of