chapter  6
8 Pages

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

References 79


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.