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Helium-oxygen mixture: clinical applicability in an intensive care unit

Milena Siciliano Nascimento ORCID logo , Érica Santos ORCID logo , Cristiane do Prado ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018AO4199

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate if distress respiratory decreases after using helium-oxygen mixture in pediatric patients diagnosed with bronchospasm. Methods This is a retrospective, non-randomized study that included patients diagnosed with bronchospasm, who received a helium-oxygen mixture at three time points (30, 60, and 120 minutes) according to the organization protocol singular, and were admitted to the intensive care unit, from January 2012 to December 2013. This protocol includes patients with bronchospasm who sustained a modified Wood score of moderate to […]

Noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure in children – a systematic review

Carolina Silva Gonzaga, Dafne Cardoso Bourguignon da Silva, Carolina Figueira Rabello Alonso, Carlos Augusto Cardim de Oliveira, Lara de Araújo Torreão, Eduardo Juan Troster

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011RW1714

ABSTRACT Objective: To assess the role of noninvasive ventilation in the treatment of children with acute respiratory failure. Methods: A systematic review of literature on noninvasive ventilation in MEDLINE, LILACS, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases, besides references in articles. The outcomes evaluated were responses in blood oxygenation and ventilation, and patient survival. Results: A total of 120 studies on noninvasive ventilation were found as of May, 2010. Of these, only 19 were about noninvasive ventilation in children. On the other hand, […]