Long-term home mechanical ventilation in the United States.

  title={Long-term home mechanical ventilation in the United States.},
  author={Angela C King},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={921-30; discussion 930-2}
Patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation are rapidly increasing in number. Improved ICU care has resulted in many patients surviving acute respiratory failure to require prolonged mechanical ventilation during convalescence. Also, mechanical ventilation is increasingly used as a therapeutic option for patients with symptomatic chronic hypoventilation, with an increased effort to predict nocturnal hypoventilation to initiate ventilation earlier. There are continued efforts by… CONTINUE READING
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