HFNC a reasonable first option for patients with mild acute hypercapnic respiratory failure

High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy may be a reasonable initial treatment option for patients presenting with mild  acute hypercapnic respiratory failure, a Queensland study suggests. The treatment proved effective and better tolerated than non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in real world use according to results from a retrospective audit carried out by respiratory physicians at The Prince Charles Hospital, ...

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