Home telemonitoring of non-invasive ventilation decreases healthcare utilisation in a prospective controlled trial of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

@article{Pinto2010HomeTO,
  title={Home telemonitoring of non-invasive ventilation decreases healthcare utilisation in a prospective controlled trial of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.},
  author={Anabela Pinto and Jos{\'e} Pedro Almeida and Susana Pinto and Jo{\~a}o Pereira and Ant{\'o}nio Gouveia Oliveira and Mamede de Carvalho},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 11},
  pages={
          1238-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is an efficient method for treating respiratory failure in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, it requires a process of adaptation not always achieved due to poor compliance. The role of telemonitoring of NIV is not yet established. OBJECTIVES To test the advantage of using modem communication in NIV of ALS patients. DESIGN Prospective, single blinded controlled trial. Population and methods According to their residence, 40… CONTINUE READING
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