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Patterns of home mechanical ventilation use in Europe: results from the Eurovent survey
The study was designed to assess the patterns of use of home mechanical ventilation (HMV) for patients with chronic respiratory failure across Europe. A detailed questionnaire of centre details, HMVExpand
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Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation: Five years of experience in a pediatric intensive care unit*
Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility and outcome of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in daily clinical practice. Design: Observational retrospective cohort study. Setting:Expand
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Predictors of survival in patients receiving domiciliary oxygen therapy or mechanical ventilation. A 10-year analysis of ANTADIR Observatory.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To analyze predictors of survival for patients receiving home long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) or prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) according to the cause of chronic respiratoryExpand
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Multicenter Study of Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis in France
ABSTRACT We performed a multicenter prevalence study of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) involving 1,582 patients (mean age, 18.9 years; male/female ratio, 1.06) with cystic fibrosis in France. TheExpand
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Long term effects of azithromycin in patients with cystic fibrosis: a double blind, placebo controlled trial
Background: Macrolides display immunomodulatory effects that may be beneficial in chronic inflammatory pulmonary diseases. The aim of the study was to document whether long term use of azithromycinExpand
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Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in infants with upper airway obstruction: comparison of continuous and bilevel positive pressure
ObjectiveThis study evaluated the efficacy of noninvasive continuous positive pressure (CPAP) ventilation in infants with severe upper airway obstruction and compared CPAP to bilevel positive airwayExpand
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Defining the Epidemiology and Burden of Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Among Infants and Children in Western Countries
IntroductionThe REGAL (RSV [respiratory syncytial virus] Evidence—a Geographical Archive of the Literature) series provides a comprehensive review of the published evidence in the field of RSV inExpand
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Respiratory muscle decline in duchenne muscular dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) causes progressive respiratory muscle weakness. The aim of the study was to analyze the trend of a large number of respiratory parameters to gain further informationExpand
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ERS statement on respiratory muscle testing at rest and during exercise
Assessing respiratory mechanics and muscle function is critical for both clinical practice and research purposes. Several methodological developments over the past two decades have enhanced ourExpand
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Chronic stridor caused by laryngomalacia in children: work of breathing and effects of noninvasive ventilatory assistance.
Breathing pattern, gas exchange, and respiratory effort were assessed in five awake children with chronic stridor caused by laryngomalacia during spontaneous breathing (SB) and noninvasive mechanicalExpand
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