Survival in ALS with home mechanical ventilation non-invasively and invasively: a 15-year cohort study in west Denmark.

@article{Dreyer2014SurvivalIA,
  title={Survival in ALS with home mechanical ventilation non-invasively and invasively: a 15-year cohort study in west Denmark.},
  author={Pia Sander Dreyer and Charlotte Kirkeg{\aa}rd Lorenzen and Lone Schou and Michael Felding},
  journal={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 1-2},
  pages={62-7}
}
Our objective was to describe patient characteristics, survival and long-term outcome in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients treated with non-invasive and invasive home mechanical ventilation (HMV). A single-centre cohort study over a 15-years period (1998-2012) was performed. All ALS patients admitted to the centre were enrolled in the study. All patients were offered treatment with non-invasive and/or invasive HMV. The patients were divided into four groups: 1) no treatment; 2… CONTINUE READING