Laura P. Verweij-van den Oudenrijn

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PURPOSE To describe trends in pediatric home mechanical ventilation (HMV) and their impact on the use of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) beds. METHODS Review of all children who had started HMV in a single center for HMV. RESULTS Between 1979 and 2009, HMV was started in 197 patients [100 (51%) with invasive and 97 with noninvasive ventilation],(More)
Lung volume recruitment can improve peak cough flows and respiratory compliance in patients who either do or do not require mechanical ventilation. There are several lung volume recruitment techniques: air stacking, glossopharyngeal breathing and mechanical insufflation-exsufflation with cough assist devices. The principle of lung volume recruitment is(More)
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