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Noninvasive Ventilation in Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Critical Care

Critical Analysis of 2018-19 Clinical Trials

  • Antonio M. Esquinas
  • Giuseppe Fiorentino
  • Giuseppe Insalaco
  • Bushra Mina
  • Jun Duan
  • Maria Cristina Mondardini
  • Fabio Caramelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Pulmonary (Non-critical Care)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michalis Agrafiotis, Christos Karachristos, Dimosthenis Fletsios
      Pages 9-19
    3. Jakob Wittenstein
      Pages 21-27
    4. Carlotta Biglia, Roberta Di Tria, Barbara Messore
      Pages 29-37
    5. Antonello Nicolini, Josef Lucazovitch, Stephan Walterspacher
      Pages 39-43
    6. Fabrizio Rao, Montserrat Diaz-Abad
      Pages 51-55
    7. Alessio Mattei, Michela Bellocchia, Giuseppe Tabbia, Luana Focaraccio
      Pages 57-74
    8. Marcos Oliveira, Rita Gomes
      Pages 75-82
    9. Miyuki Okuda, Yuto Kido, Yuto Kato, Nobuya Tanaka
      Pages 83-89
    10. Anna Annunziata, Di Giorgio Angela, Giuseppe Fiorentino
      Pages 91-102
    11. Maurizia Lanza, Anna Annunziata, Giuseppe Fiorentino
      Pages 111-124
    12. Ana Luísa Ramos, Ana Margarida Mestre, Teresa Bastos da Mota
      Pages 125-132
    13. Paolo Buonpensiero
      Pages 133-141
    14. Eloisa Sofia Tanzarella, Mariano Alberto Pennisi
      Pages 143-153
    15. Nicola Vargas, Loredana Tibullo
      Pages 155-159
    16. Vargas Maria, Russo Gennaro, Sica Andrea, Buonanno Pasquale
      Pages 161-166

About this book


This book is an introduction to a comprehensive analysis of recent advances and clinical research in noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. The objective of the book is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the reader in the best clinical practice in three main sections. 

A selected international group of experts in the field of noninvasive ventilation formed a panel to provide an update on the recent literature in the application and efficient utilization of NIV in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Each particular section will discuss the application of NIV in different disease process. The authors summarized the main results of the recent trials, clinical and technological advances, expert opinions, and practical guidelines. Chapters, summarized by expert committee, provide a “deep and exhaustive critical analysis and summary” of the recent advances in the field of NIV, presented as key points and/recommendations for the best clinical practice from articles published in the last decade. 

The content of the book will serve as a resource and a tool to the practicing physicians toward NIV. Main objective is to increase their proficiency in management of different pathophysiological aspects of the respiratory system. 

In this line, the book offers to the readers, who are seeking the latest recommendations, the future research directions in noninvasive mechanical ventilation.

Table of contents describe and analyze, the items trend setters in noninvasive ventilation, organized in three main sections, “pulmonary”, “critical care” and “sleep medicine”, using the primary keyword related with term “noninvasive mechanical ventilation” as search term associated with “secondary keywords” studies from a period of 2018 to 2019. This searching methodology and analysis define this unique book to the approach in noninvasive mechanical ventilation for best clinical practice, research, clinical study designs and critical analysis, how noninvasive ventilation is current and trending. 

Based on this form of conception of book updated, editors and authors consider that this book opens a new and original vision for adequate knowledge and deep updated based on key publications in the period under review, very useful for clinical practice, studies designs and potential new trends in the use of noninvasive ventilation.

As such, it is a unique update book resource in noninvasive ventilation in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine that may influence current clinical practice and future studies. With ultimate goal is better care and outcome for our patients.


CPAP Pneumology Nasal high flow Hypercapnic Hypoxemic COPD Cardiac pulmonary edema Mechanical ventilator

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio M. Esquinas
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Fiorentino
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Insalaco
    • 3
  • Bushra Mina
    • 4
  • Jun Duan
    • 5
  • Maria Cristina Mondardini
    • 6
  • Fabio Caramelli
    • 7
  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitHospital General Universitario Morales MeseguerMurciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Pathophysiology and Pulmonary RehabAzienda Ospedaliera dei Colli PO MonaldiNapoliItaly
  3. 3.Innovative Technologies for the Study of Sleep Breathing Disorders, Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation (IRIB)Italian National Research CouncilPalermoItaly
  4. 4.Department of Pulmonary and CC MedicineLenox Hill HospitalNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Department of Respiratory and CC MedicineFirst Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing MChongqingChina
  6. 6.Anestesia and Pediatric Intensive Care DepartmentUniversity Hospital Policlinico S. Orsola-MalpighiBolognaItaly
  7. 7.Anestesia and Pediatric Intensive Care DepartmentUniversity Hospital Policlinico S. Orsola-MalpighiBolognaItaly

About the editors

Antonio M. Esquinas is critical care specialist and staff physician in the Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital Morales Meseguer, Murcia, Spain. He is an active member and International fellow of the American Association Respiratory Care (AARC), fellow of the American Collage Chest Physicians (ACCP), European Respiratory Society; and Director of the International School of Non Invasive Ventilation, and President of International Association of Non Invasive Ventilation.

His main research activities are related to noninvasive mechanical ventilation in pulmonary and critical care. He is the author of 53 books (in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese), numerous articles (662) and chapters (140) and has actively participated in international meetings related to education and research on noninvasive ventilation.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Noninvasive Ventilation in Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Critical Care
  • Book Subtitle Critical Analysis of 2018-19 Clinical Trials
  • Editors Antonio M. Esquinas
    Giuseppe Fiorentino
    Giuseppe Insalaco
    Bushra Mina
    Jun Duan
    Maria Cristina Mondardini
    Fabio Caramelli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-42997-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-43000-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-42998-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 542
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Emergency Medicine
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