n Southern African Journal of Critical Care - Making respiratory support safer : editorial




This issue of the Southern African Journal of Critical Care, which coincides with the 2005 COPICON congress, carries review articles on ventilatory therapy of critically ill patients. Giles offers a comprehensive review and practical guidelines on the provision of non-invasive ventilatory support, while Hamel and Cheifetz focus on the non-conventional mode of high-frequency oscillation, providing in-depth background information on the development and physiology of this mode of therapy, and outlining practical clinical guidelines for its initiation.


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