Respiratory failure

Mara E. Nitu, Howard Eigen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations


• An array of conditions can lead to the inability of the respiratory system to meet the metabolic needs of the tissues. • Unrecognized respiratory failure is the leading cause of cardiorespiratory arrest in pediatrics, making prompt interventions and close monitoring in the critical care setting paramount. • Clinical interventions vary widely from noninvasive methods to intubation and mechanical ventilation and, as an extreme invasive measure, the use of ECMO. • Treating respiratory failure is a dynamic field; new strategies are emerging that will add dimensions to this care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-478
Number of pages9
JournalPediatrics in Review
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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