Home ventilation for children with chronic respiratory failure in Istanbul.

@article{Oktem2008HomeVF,
  title={Home ventilation for children with chronic respiratory failure in Istanbul.},
  author={Sedat Oktem and Refika Hamutçu Ersu and Zeynep Seda Uyan and Erkan Cakir and Fazilet Karakoç and Bulent Karadag and G{\"u}rsu Kiyan and E Canan Dagli},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={76-81}
}
BACKGROUND The number of children on home mechanical ventilation (HMV) has increased markedly in Europe and North America but little is known about the HMV use and outcomes in children in Turkey. OBJECTIVE To review clinical conditions and outcome of children who were discharged from the hospital on respiratory support. METHODS Thirty-four patients assessed at the Marmara University Hospital in Istanbul who had been receiving ventilatory support at home for more than 3 months were included… CONTINUE READING

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