Home mechanical ventilation: a Canadian Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline.

  title={Home mechanical ventilation: a Canadian Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline.},
  author={Doug A. Mckim and Jeremy Road and M{\'o}nica Avenda{\~n}o and Steve Abdool and Fabien C{\^o}t{\'e} and Nigel Duguid and Janet Fraser and Fracois Maltais and Debra L. Morrison and Colleen O'Connell and Basil J Petrof and Karen P Rimmer and Robert Skomro},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  volume={18 4},
Increasing numbers of patients are surviving episodes of prolonged mechanical ventilation or benefitting from the recent availability of userfriendly noninvasive ventilators. Although many publications pertaining to specific aspects of home mechanical ventilation (HMV) exist, very few comprehensive guidelines that bring together all of the current literature on patients at risk for or using mechanical ventilatory support are available. The Canadian Thoracic Society HMV Guideline Committee has… CONTINUE READING
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