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Non-invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

Edited by Mark Elliott, Stefano Nava, Bernd Schonhofer

CRC Press

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Non-Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice provides up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive information from a prestigious range of worldwide key opinion leaders on different applications for non-invasive ventilation, and closely related techniques, both in hospital and at home.

Chapters cover the use of non-invasive ventilation in acute and chronic respiratory failure, plus paediatric and other specialty applications. Sections are devoted to conditions including COPD, cardiac failure and neuromuscular disease; in each case, there are detailed evaluations of current best practice regarding the science, diagnostics and management of the condition. Concise summaries of each chapter, plus generous use of tables and illustrations, ensure the reader gains rapid access to the wealth of information presented.

Non Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice is the definitive reference work for all pulmonologists and critical care specialists working in the hospital or home setting.


"(The authors) have delivered a book that covers a great deal more than its title would suggest, with physiology, common respiratory illnesses, equipment, and even the psychological aspects of illness all included in some detail. At 600 hardcopy pages and in an e-book format with links to PubMed references, this is an elegant book in terms of chapter organization, page layout, and clarity…. This is a book that can be read for pleasure and interest, and we will no doubt both do so many times again in the future."

British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2011

"I have read with interest many… chapters and I have learnt so much, despite my experience. I would recommend this book not only to medical students but also to senior doctors, pulmonologists, intensivists, nurses and physiotherapists."

—N. Ambrosino

Table of Contents



The equipment

Positive pressure ventilators

Negative pressure ventilation


Emerging modes for NIV


Quality control, service and maintenance and infection control

Humidifiers and drug delivery during NIV

How to start a patient on NIV

The practice: acute NIV

How to set up an acute NIV service

Monitoring during acute NIV

Troubleshooting during acute NIV

Timing of acute NIV

Why NIV works in acute respiratory failure

The practice: Chronic NIV

The chronic ventilator service

Diagnostic tests in the assessment of patient for HMV

Patient and carer education

Discharging the patient on home ventilation




Pathophysiology of respiratory failure

Treatment of acute and chronic COPD

NIV in acute exacerbations of COPD

NIV in chronic COPD

Hypoxeamic respiratory failure

Pathophysiology of Hypoxeamic Respiratory Failure

Home oxygen therapy in COPD

Emergency oxygen therapy

Equipment for oxygen therapy

NIV for hypoxeamic respiratory failure

Cardiac failure

Pathophysiology and modern management of acute cardiac failure

Cardiogenic pulmonary oedema

Assited ventilation in chronic congestive cardiac failure

Neuromuscular disease

Muscle disorders and ventilatory failure

Pathophysiology of respiratory failure in NMD

Slowly progressive NMD

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Central sleep apnoea

Chest wall deformity

Early onset scoliosis


The Endocrinologist and respiratory failure

Pathophysiology of respiratory failure in obesity

Non invasive ventilation in acute and chronic respiratory failure due to obesity

Other conditions

Bronchiectasis and adult cystic fibrosis

Highly infectious conditions: lessons from SARS

Cancer patients

The Elderly

Post surgery


Spinal injuries

Pediatric ventilatory failure

Equipment and Interfaces for children

Chronic NIV for children

Acute NIV children

Special situations




End of life care

Prolonged weaning

The epidemiology and cost of weaning failure

Pathophysiology of weaning failure

NIV for weaning and extubation failure

Weaning strategies and protocols

Specialized weaning Units

The physiotherapist and assisted ventilation

Respiratory physiotherapy


Health status, quality of life

Health status, quality of life

The patient experience of NIV

Psychological issues for the mechanically ventilated patient

A patient's journey

About the Editors

Mark Elliott MD FRCP (UK) Consultant Respiratory Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Stefano Nava MD Chief of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Fondazione S.Maugeri, Pavia, Italy
Bernd Schönhofer MD Director, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Klinikum Region Hannover, Oststadt - Heidehaus, Hannover, Germany

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine