TITLE

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation: when to start for what benefit?

AUTHOR(S)
Fauroux, B.; Lofaso, F.
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2005, Vol. 60 Issue 12, p979
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the optimal time to perform polysomnography in patients with neuromuscular disease. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is recognized as an efficient therapeutic option in patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency due to neuromuscular disorders. If NIV is proposed earlier in the course of ventilatory failure, it should be accompanied by a significant improvement in measurable symptoms attributable to nocturnal hypoventilation, disruption of sleep architecture, and poor quality of sleep.
ACCESSION #
19120632

 

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