Ventilation for Good Breathing Bakersfield CA

People with chronic respiratory disorders in Bakersfield who receive early non-invasive ventilation after a breathing tube has been removed are less likely to suffer respiratory failure or die, a Spanish study has found. The study included 106 people on mechanical ventilation. All of them had high levels of carbon dioxide in their blood, a condition known as hypercapnia.

San Joaquin Community Hospital
(661) 395-3000
2615 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
specialty
General medical surgical
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Adventist Health

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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
(661) 327-1792
420 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA
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General medical surgical
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Catholic Healthcare West

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Healthsouth Bakersfield Hosp
(661) 323-5500
5001 Commerce Drive
Bakersfield, CA
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Bakersfield Heart Hospital
(661) 316-6000
3001 Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
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MedCath, Inc

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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
(661) 327-1792
420 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA
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50036
Bed Count
299

Mercy Hospital
(661) 632-5000
2215 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
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General medical surgical
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Catholic Healthcare West

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Kern Medical Center
(661) 326-2000
1830 Flower Street
Bakersfield, CA
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Good Samaritan Hospital
(661) 399-4461
901 Olive Drive
Bakersfield, CA
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General medical surgical
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San Joaquin Community Hospital
(661) 395-3000
2615 Eye Street
Bakersfield, CA
Medicare Number
50455
Bed Count
125

Mercy Hospital
(661) 632-5000
2215 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
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0
Bed Count
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People with chronic respiratory disorders who receive early non-invasive ventilation after a breathing tube has been removed are less likely to suffer respiratory failure or die, a Spanish study has found.

The study included 106 people on mechanical ventilation. All of them had high levels of carbon dioxide in their blood, a condition known as hypercapnia. After their internal breathing tubes were removed, in a procedure called extubation, 54 people received non-invasive ventilation for 24 hours and 52 were given conventional oxygen treatment, the according to the study.

Respiratory failure after extubation occurred in 15 percent of those who received non-invasive ventilation and in 48 percent of people given conventional oxygen therapy. Non-invasive ventilation was associated with an 83 percent decreased risk for respiratory failure after extubation, the researchers found.

They also found that the death rate after 90 days was much lower among people in the non-invasive ventilation group (11 percent) than among those who received conventional oxygen therapy (31 percent).

"Early non-invasive ventilation after extubation diminished risk of respiratory failure and lowered 90-day mortality in patients with hypercapnia during a spontaneous breathing trial," concluded Dr. Miquel Ferrer, of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and his research colleagues. "Routine implementation of this strategy for management of mechanically ventilated patients with chronic respiratory disorders is advisable."

The study appears online this week and in an upcoming print issue of The Lancet.

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SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, Aug. 12, 2009

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