Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.
Institute of Respiratory Disease, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, Milan, Italy Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, USA.
Abstract: Noninvasive ventilation has become the initial treatment for symptomatic ventilatory pump failure (VPF) but when used at ventilatory support settings can be an alternative to tracheostomy mechanical ventilation. The intermittent abdominal pressure ventilator (IAPV), a corset with an internal air sack inflated by a ventilator, allows to increase tidal volumes through the raising of the diaphragm and its consequent passive descent. It has been used for daytime support for over 70 years but its knowledge among clinicians is scarce. Read More