Acute non-invasive ventilation in neuromuscular disease, chest wall disorders and cystic ﬁbrosis and bronchiectasis A K Simonds
Acute non-invasive ventilation in neuromuscular disease 73
Non-invasive ventilation in obesity hypoventilation syndrome 76
Non-invasive ventilation in acute exacerbations of cystic ﬁbrosis 77
Non-invasive ventilation in bronchiectasis 78
Management of pneumothorax 78
ACUTE NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION IN NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE
As cohorts of neuromuscular patients tend contain heterogeneous groups at different stages of the natural history of the conditions it is not surprising that there have been few systematic or randomized studies of acute non-invasive ventilation (NIV). The logic to use NIV to reduce the need for intubation, ICU and hospital stay is just as valid as in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients though.