Pediatr Pulmonol 2017 Oct;52(10):E55-E57
Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Emerging evidence advocates for noninvasive ventilation (NIV) combined with mechanical in-exsufflation (MIE) as a first-line approach for acute respiratory failure (ARF) in patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMD). To date, most NIV studies of ARF in NMD patients have been performed in intensive care units or in hospital settings. However, the utility of using combined NIV/MIE in the emergency department (ED) settings is unclear. Read More