Home mechanical ventilation of children.

@article{Nelson1996HomeMV,
  title={Home mechanical ventilation of children.},
  author={Virginia Simson Nelson and John Clayton Carroll and Edward A. Hurvitz and J. Michael Dean},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={
          704-15
        }
}
The medical records of 89 ventilator-assisted children followed at the University of Michigan Medical Center from 1978 to 1993 were reviewed. The status of these children was remarkably stable. Parameters of communication, nutrition, education, and mobility changed very little over time, and fewer than half had to be re-admitted. Children aged 9 to 12 years had the most nursing hours; in terms of diagnosis, those with spinal cord injury and bronchopulmonary dysplasia had the most. The younger… CONTINUE READING
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