Nasal high-flow oxygen prevents re-intubation

NHF oxygenMaggiore et al have looked at the use of nasal high-flow oxygen in 100-ish pneumonia/trauma patients and found, most significantly, a reduction in re-intubation rate. You also get more sats for your FiO2, and fewer mask-now-on-their-ear moments. We know it gives flow-related 2-5 cmH2O of CPAP and is preferred by claustrophobes, but this small study suggests NHF is now fully-fledged and finding it’s fortes. The re-intubation prevention aspect deserves a closer, bigger look.

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