Jésus Gonzalez-Bermejo

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and risk factors of symptoms of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder-related symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their relatives after an intensive care unit stay. DESIGN Prospective multicenter study. SETTING Nineteen French intensive care units. SUBJECTS One(More)
Nutritional status is both important and difficult to assess in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), particularly in those requiring mechanical ventilation (MV). The current authors evaluated body composition (bio-impedancemetry), resting energy expenditure (REE; indirect calorimetry) and energy intake in 20 adult patients with DMD using home MV(More)
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is recognised as an effective treatment for chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. Monitoring NIV during sleep may be preferable to daytime assessment. This paper reports the findings of an international consensus group which systematically analysed nocturnal polygraphic or polysomnographic tracings recorded with either(More)
The home ventilator market has grown in size and complexity. The aim of this study was to determine if common home ventilators are user-friendly for trained intensive care unit (ICU) physicians. Eleven ventilator models were tested by 13 ICU physicians without practical experience in home mechanical ventilation. Six tests were defined (start-up, unlocking,(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of a simple mechanical device to maintain constant endotracheal cuff pressure (Pcuff) during mechanical ventilation (large encased inflatable cuff connected to the endotracheal cuff and receiving constant pressure from a heavy mass attached to an articulated arm). Single-center, prospective, randomized, crossover, pilot study in a(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency and the tolerance of radiation therapy (RT) on salivary glands in a large series of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with hypersalivation. METHODS AND MATERIALS Fifty ALS patients that had medically failure pretreatment were included in this prospective study. RT was delivered through a(More)
Compared with invasive ventilation, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has two unique characteristics: the nonhermetic nature of the system and the fact that the ventilator-lung assembly cannot be considered as a single-compartment model because of the presence of variable resistance represented by the upper airway. When NIV is initiated, the ventilator(More)
OBJECTIVE Open studies suggest that treatment of obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) by noninvasive ventilation (NIV) restores sleep quality and daytime vigilance and reduces cardiovascular morbidity. However, to our knowledge no randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing NIV to conservative measures is available in the field. The goal of this study was(More)
The aim of this work was to determine whether survival changed during 2002–2009 at a French amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) center. We included all patients with ALS who were seen consecutively at the center from January 2002–May 2009. Participants were followed from date of first visit through death, date of censoring, or December 31, 2009, whichever(More)
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) prolongs survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but there are no data with which to compare the effectiveness of the different ventilator modes - volume (Vol-NIV) or pressure-cycled (Pres-NIV) ventilation - in ALS. We aimed to determine whether the ventilatory mode has an effect on ventilation effectiveness and(More)