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Noninvasive ventilation allows gastrostomy tube placement in patients with advanced ALS.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11171915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for ventilatory support during percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement is described in five patients with advanced ALS, four having significant bulbar symptoms. No respiratory complications occurred in any of these patients, who were considered to be at high risk for PEG placement because of severe ventilatory impairment and might not otherwise have been considered for this procedure.
L J Boitano; T Jordan; J O Benditt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Respiratory Care Services and Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / therapy*
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation / methods*
Intubation, Gastrointestinal*
Middle Aged
Comment In:
Neurology. 2001 Oct 9;57(7):1351; author reply 1351-2   [PMID:  11591877 ]

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