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High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy in the weaning of severe burn patients: a preliminary report of data collection

  • Coletta Francesco1
  • Pota Vincenzo2,*,
  • Tomasello Antonio1
  • Sala Crescenzo1
  • Pirolli Rossella3
  • Giovanna Paola De Marco1
  • Foreste Giuseppe1
  • Del Prete Maurizio2
  • Iorio Vittoria2
  • Sansone Pasquale2
  • Coppolino Francesco2
  • Passavanti Maria Beatrice2
  • Pace Maria Caterina2
  • Villani Romolo1

1UOC TIGU-CAV-Anesthesiology in Emergency AORN “A. Cardarelli”, 80131 Napoli, Italy

2Department of Women, Child, General and Specialistic Surgery. University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, 80138 Napoli, Italy

3ASL Caserta, 81100, Caserta, Italy

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.009 Vol.19,Issue 4,July 2023 pp.58-62

Submitted: 06 July 2022 Accepted: 20 September 2022

Published: 08 July 2023

*Corresponding Author(s): Pota Vincenzo E-mail:


Inpatient care of severely burned patients is associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate. Burns, especially severe ones, are accompanied by an immune and inflammatory response and drastic metabolic changes that are hard to manage, which can shortly lead to multiple organ failure as well as lung failure. Weaning from mechanical ventilation represents the transition period from total ventilatory support to spontaneous breathing and can be performed with different strategies. The objective of this prospective study is to evaluate the clinical conditions of a series of patients weaned from mechanical ventilation with the aid of high flow nasal cannulas.


HFNC; Weaning; Burns

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Coletta Francesco,Pota Vincenzo,Tomasello Antonio,Sala Crescenzo,Pirolli Rossella,Giovanna Paola De Marco,Foreste Giuseppe,Del Prete Maurizio,Iorio Vittoria,Sansone Pasquale,Coppolino Francesco,Passavanti Maria Beatrice,Pace Maria Caterina,Villani Romolo. High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy in the weaning of severe burn patients: a preliminary report of data collection. Signa Vitae. 2023. 19(4);58-62.


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