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[Chronic respiratory failure: the role of home mechanical ventilation].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20827646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While negative pressure ventilation using cuirass respirators or iron-lung machines was prevailing in the first part of the 20th century, the polio epidemic in Copenhagen 1952 marks the turning point at which positive pressure ventilation following tracheotomy was started. Furthermore, following the introduction of facial masks and starting 1985 in Germany non-invasive positive pressure ventilation has meanwhile been developed as a routine procedure for the long-term treatment of patients with chronic ventilatory failure today. The current article provides an overview of these developments and also outlines the role of two particular national societies: "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin (DGP) e. V." (German Medical Association of Pneumology and Ventilatory Support) and "Deutsche Interdisziplinäre Gesellschaft für außerklinische Beatmung (DIGAB) e. V." (German Interdisciplinary Society for Home Mechanical Ventilation).
W Windisch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Historical Article; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pneumologie (Stuttgart, Germany)     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1438-8790     ISO Abbreviation:  Pneumologie     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-09     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906641     Medline TA:  Pneumologie     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  600-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart . New York.
Abteilung Pneumologie, Universitätsklinik Freiburg, Freiburg.
Vernacular Title:
Chronische respiratorische Insuffizienz: Rolle der ausserklinischen Beatmung.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / history,  methods
Equipment Design
History, Ancient
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation / instrumentation,  methods*,  standards
Respiration, Artificial / instrumentation,  methods*,  standards
Societies, Medical
Ventilators, Negative-Pressure*

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