Therapeutic Approaches and Mortality in Acute Respiratory Failure due to Drowning

Cakmakci S., ERGAN B., CÖMERT B., GÖKMEN A. N.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.22, no.6, pp.477-481, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2021.21086
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-481
  • Keywords: Drowning, respiratory failure, intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, high-flow nasal cannula, POSITIVE-PRESSURE VENTILATION, NONINVASIVE VENTILATION, DEATHS, SUBMERSION, CHILDREN, WATER
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE: Drowning is a process of submersion and can lead to respiratory failure. Annually, there are an estimated 320 000 deaths worldwide due to drowning, in addition to nonfatal drowning events. There are limited data for respiratory failure due to drowning and its prognosis in Turkey. The aim of this study was to identify the therapeutic modalities used for acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to drowning, and its prognosis in hospitalized patients.