Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation in neuromuscular and chest wall disease

A K Simonds
Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 1993, 48 (2): 165-8
The short- and long-term physiological, functional and economic benefits of NIPPV in patients with chronic chest wall and stable neuromuscular disease have been confirmed and its advantages over non-invasive negative pressure ventilation outlined. Current research should help provide guidelines for patient selection and the most appropriate use of NIPPV in progressive neuromuscular disorders.

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