The use of high flow oxygen therapy (Optiflow®) in critically ill patients: A pragmatic review

H. Endeman, E. Terstappen, D. A.M.P.J. Gommers

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The use of high flow oxygen therapy (Optiflow®) is increasing, but clear indications are lacking. This pragmatic review describes the current evidence for the use of high flow oxygen therapy in the intensive care unit in three different patient populations: Acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure, (prevention of) post-extubation failure and during interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalNetherlands Journal of Critical Care
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019


  • Acute respiratory failure
  • High flow nasal cannula
  • High flow oxygen therapy
  • Nasal high flow therapy
  • Post-extubation failure

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