Mouthpiece ventilation and complementary techniques in patients with neuromuscular disease: A brief clinical review and update

Tiago Pinto, Michelle Chatwin, Paolo Banfi, Joao Carlos Winck, Antonello Nicolini

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Abstract

Noninvasive ventilatory support (NVS) is sometimes reported as suboptimal in patients with neuromuscular disease (NMD). The reasons for this include inadequate ventilator settings and/or lack of interface tolerance. NVS has been used for many years in patients with NMD disorders as a viable alternative to continuous ventilatory support via a tracheostomy tube. The mouthpiece ventilation (MPV) is a ventilatory mode that is used as daytime ventilatory support in combination with other ventilatory modalities and interfaces for nocturnal NVS. However, there is still a poor understanding of this method's benefits compared with other modalities. This review aims to highlight the indications and advantages along with the disadvantages of MPV.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChronic Respiratory Disease
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Dec 8 2016

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