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J Clin Anesth. 2012 Feb;24(1):55-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2011.04.011.

Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the management of acute respiratory failure due to osteogenesis imperfecta.

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  • 1Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, City Hospital of Padova, 35128 Padua, Italy.


The development of acute respiratory failure (ARF) secondary to respiratory tract infection is a common event in patients affected with osteogenesis imperfecta type III. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) is increasingly administered to treat severe ARF of various origin. The use of NPPV in two patients with severe ARF secondary to osteogenesis imperfecta type III is presented.

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