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HFNC can bring the children with bronchiolitis off the ventilator earlier: Fact or fiction?

Published:October 28, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2022.107033
      We appreciate the retrospective cohort study by Choi J et al. [
      • Choi J.
      • Park E.
      • Park H.
      • Kang D.
      • Yang J.H.
      • Kim H.
      • et al.
      Effect of high-flow nasal cannula on mechanical ventilator duration in bronchiolitis patients.
      ] on the effect of high flow nasal canula (HFNC) therapy on duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) in bronchiolitis patients. However, we would welcome the authors’ views for clarity on certain aspects of their study.

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      Abbreviations:

      ABG (arterial blood gas), HFNC (High-flow nasal cannula), MV (mechanical ventilation), SpO2 (Peripheral arterial oxygen saturation), FiO2 (Fraction of inspired oxygen), RR (respiratory rate), PaCO2 (Arterial carbon di-oxide tension), EtCO2 (End tidal carbon di-oxide concentration), GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale), CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure)
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