Walking with continuous positive airway pressure

W. Dieperink, JF Goorhuis, W de Weerd, A Hazenberg, JG Zijistra, MWN Nijsten*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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A ventilator-dependent child had been in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) ever since birth. As a result, she had fallen behind considerably in her development.

After 18 months, continuous positive airway tracheostomy tube with a novel lightweight device device, the child was discharged home where pressure was successfully administered via a. This enabled her to walk in the PICU. With this she could walk with an action range of 10 m. Subsequently, her psychornotor development improved remarkably.

To the authors' knowledge, this is the first case report of a patient, adult or paediatric, who could actually walk with a sufficient radius of action while receiving long-term respiratory support.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)853-855
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftEuropean Respiratory Journal
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - apr.-2006


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