[Periodic nocturnal ventilation using an Emerson chest respirator as an alternative to permanent tracheostomy with positive pressure ventilation in patients with idiopathic scoliosis and severe global respiratory insufficiency].


Sustained success was achieved in treating a 40-year-old patient who had had severe progressive thoracic kyphoscoliosis since childhood and developed cardiorespiratory failure with terminal alveolar hypoventilation and hypoxemia due to acute pulmonary infection. On emergency admission to this hospital mechanically controlled ventilation by tracheostomy tube… (More)


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