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Compared with invasive ventilation, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has two unique characteristics: the non-hermetic 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)
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)
Sleep disorders have a high prevalence: around 20% of insomniacs, 10% hypersomnolent including 2 to 4% of sleep disordered breathing in the general adult population. The low availability of sleep centres implies the research of alternative recording techniques in the natural setting of the patient. The objective was to evaluate an ambulatory recorder and(More)
  • S Rouault
  • 2005
INTRODUCTION Domiciliary ventilation involves the establishment of a network of hospital and community based medical and paramedical carers, together with the technical support of the apparatus. Within this network the family form a pivot and their education should therefore be integrated into the setting up and maintenance of all cases of domiciliary(More)
INTRODUCTION In France, there are no good practice guidelines or a regulatory framework for the initiation of long term non-invasive ventilation (NIV). METHODS The ANTADIR federation set up a working party to examine the feasibility of new methods of initiation of NIV and to consider the possibility of initiation in the home. Two problems were considered:(More)
A task force issued from the Groupe Assistance Ventilatoire (GAV) of the Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (SPLF) was committed to develop a series of expert advice concerning various practical topics related to long-term non invasive ventilation by applying the Choosing Wisely® methodology. Three topics were selected: monitoring of noninvasive(More)
Compared with invasive ventilation, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has two unique characteristics: its non-hermetic nature 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 airways. When NIV is initiated, the ventilator settings are(More)
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