Quality of life of ALS and LIS patients with and without invasive mechanical ventilation

@article{Rousseau2011QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life of ALS and LIS patients with and without invasive mechanical ventilation},
  author={M. Rousseau and S. Pietra and J. Blaya and A. Catala},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={258},
  pages={1801-1804}
}
There are very few studies where quality of life (QOL) is assessed in patients with complete physical and functional disability and dependence to invasive mechanical ventilation (IV). We compared QOL of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and locked-in-syndrome (LIS) patients with invasive mechanical ventilation to ALS and LIS patients without mechanical invasive ventilation. Thirty-four patients, 27 with ALS and seven with LIS (vascular or tumoral aetiology) were included in the study. Twelve… Expand
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