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The role of corticosteroids in the prevention of post-extubation laryngeal oedema was evaluated in a randomized study of 276 patients under mechanical ventilation. Fifty per cent of the patients… (More)
29 patients with chronic respiratory failure due to neuromuscular deficits and restrictive chest wall disorders were treated with nocturnal ventilation via nasal mask at home for at least one year.… (More)
This study describes our experience from 1960 onwards of 222 patients suffering from terminal chronic respiratory failure; we report our results of domiciliary mechanical ventilation for 11-17 hours… (More)
Introduction : Les auteurs presentent les resultats d'une etude experimentale ayant pour but de trouver des arguments en faveur de l'existence d'un delai pour le lavage oculaire externe dans le… (More)
A retrospective study was carried out between 1980 and 1988 in an attempt to determine the prognostic factors in pneumococcal pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation. Thirty-six of the 57 patients… (More)
Based on a 15-year study, the indication of assisted ventilation at home is discussed. It depends on the seriousness of the C.R.I. (dyspnea, repeated acute failures, PaCO2 greater than or equal to 55… (More)