Mouth intermittent positive pressure ventilation in the management of postpolio respiratory insufficiency.

@article{Bach1987MouthIP,
  title={Mouth intermittent positive pressure ventilation in the management of postpolio respiratory insufficiency.},
  author={John R Bach and Ana Alba and G Bohatiuk and Laura Saporito and Mj Lee},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1987},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={859-64}
}
The use of mouth intermittent positive pressure ventilation alone or in combination with other noninvasive respiratory techniques as an alternative to tracheostomy in the home management of respirator-dependent postpolio persons was studied in 75 patients. The onset of polio was at an average age of 15 years. At that time, all were dependent on some form of respiratory assistance, most frequently, the iron lung. Fifty-nine percent of them remained respirator-dependent from the onset. Forty-one… CONTINUE READING