Role of noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure due to snakebite

Johnson, Saumy and Vijo, Eldo (2012) Role of noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure due to snakebite. Indian Journal of Respiratory Care, 1 (1). pp. 167-168.

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Introduction: Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) has revolutionised the management of diverse forms of respiratory failure. Case Report: An 18 year old male patient presented to the emergency department with a history of an Indian krait snake bite on his left upper limb about seven hours ago. He had signs and symptoms of local and systemic envenomation , left upper limb cellulitis and suspected acute tubular necrosis of the kindeys. He was administered anti-snake venom and given suppotive care. He was shifted to the intensive care unit where a noninvasive ventilator was used for supporting his respiratory system via a full face mask. He received NIV for thirteen days intermittenly alternating with 60 percent oxygon via a Venturi mask.Progressively, he showed significant improvement and was weaned off NIV. he was discharged from hospital with no neurological sequelae. Conclusion : NIV can be used in selected patients with acute neuromuscular respiratory failure while awaiting improvement from specific therapies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Noninvasive Ventilation ; Snake bite ; Acute respiratory failure.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Respiratory Therapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 09:49

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