Respiratory support during the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic flu in Sweden
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 06/29/2012
Brink M et al. – Critical illness because of 2009 influenza A (H1N1) in Sweden was dominated by hypoxic respiratory failure. The majority of patients in need of respiratory support were initially treated with non–invasive ventilation (NIV). In spite of less severe initial hypoxemia, initiation of ventilatory support with NIV was not associated with improved outcome.