Many neurological diseases may cause acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to involvement of bulbar respiratory center, spinal cord, motoneurons, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, or skeletal muscles. In this context, respiratory emergencies are often a challenge at home, in a neurology ward, or even in an intensive care unit, influencing morbidity and [...]
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Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation leading to 20-minutes breath-hold potentially useful for radiation treatmentshrg70uAISt2020-07-15T10:50:08+02:00
We developed a training protocol based on Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation in order to prolong breath-hold while nearly suppressing the thorax motion. This protocol allowed ten subjects to achieve a 20-minutes-breath-hold, while reducing the residual surface motion to 1 mm around its mean position for more than 95% of the breath-hold duration. Keywords: Breath-hold; Cancer; [...]
“Hospital at home” for neuromuscular disease patients with respiratory tract infection: a pilot studyhrg70uAISt2020-07-15T10:36:23+02:00
Background: The "hospital-at-home" model may provide adequate care without an adverse effect on clinical outcome, and is generally well received by users. Our objective was to compare hospital-at-home and in-patient hospital care for neuromuscular disease (NMD) patients with respiratory tract infections. Methods: We conducted a prospective randomized controlled trial in a university teaching hospital offering [...]
Background: A substantial proportion of patients with neuromuscular disease (NMD) who undergo positive pressure ventilation via endotracheal intubation for acute respiratory failure fail to pass spontaneous breathing trials and should be considered at high risk for extubation failure. In our study, we prospectively investigated the efficacy of early application of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) combined [...]