Home mechanical ventilatory support in patients with restrictive ventilatory disorders: A 48-year experience

ML Duiverman*, G Bladder, AF Meinesz, PJ Wijkstra

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We performed a retrospective analysis to the effects of negative pressure ventilation (NPV), tracheal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (TIPPV), and nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV, volume or pressure-controlled ventilatory mode), in 114 patients with restrictive ventilatory disorders instituted in our hospital from 1956 until 2005. The patients were assigned on "ad hoc" basis to NPV, TIPPV, or NIPPV.

All patients were subdivided in an idiopathic kyphoscoliosis group (lK, n = 64), a post-poliomyelitis syndrome group (Pp, n = 30), or a miscellaneous group (M, n = 20). The patients in the PP group had higher survival rates compared to the lK patients (P

Conclusion: Long-term home mechanical ventilatory support by both NPV and positive pressure ventilation is effective in patients with lK, PP syndrome, and a M group, even after a period of 5 years. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)56-65
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftRespiratory Medicine
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - jan-2006

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