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Vol 3, No 1 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine
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Published online: 2003-10-27
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Noninvasive mechanical home ventilation

Zbigniew Szkulmowski
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2004;3(1):39-44.

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Vol 3, No 1 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine
Artykuły poglądowe
Published online: 2003-10-27

Abstract

Mechanical home ventilation, especially noninvasive, is a form of treatment of chronic respirator failure, which is not widespread in Poland. By diminishing the respiratory muscle fatigue, this way of treatment increases ventilatory efficiency, ameliorates the life comfort and allows, in many cases, to shift the care of chronic patient from hospital to home environment. Different aspects of home ventilation were discussed: indications, forms of management and complications.

Abstract

Mechanical home ventilation, especially noninvasive, is a form of treatment of chronic respirator failure, which is not widespread in Poland. By diminishing the respiratory muscle fatigue, this way of treatment increases ventilatory efficiency, ameliorates the life comfort and allows, in many cases, to shift the care of chronic patient from hospital to home environment. Different aspects of home ventilation were discussed: indications, forms of management and complications.
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Keywords

home mechanical ventilation; noninvasive ventilation; chronic respiratory failure

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Title

Noninvasive mechanical home ventilation

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 3, No 1 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

39-44

Published online

2003-10-27

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2004;3(1):39-44.

Keywords

home mechanical ventilation
noninvasive ventilation
chronic respiratory failure

Authors

Zbigniew Szkulmowski

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