Ventilators and Respiratory Devices
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Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Bill Norman
Summer and fall typically bring storms that cause power outages — not a comforting thought for people who rely on electrically powered equipment to breathe.
Fortunately, preparation can reduce the impact of power outages, even when hurricane-magnitude disasters strike.
Those who use...
Posted on Friday, July 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Freelance
This month marks my first anniversary of life on a vent — a tracheostomy tube and mechanical ventilator. As I look back over this year and try to sum up my feelings, the words that come to my mind are “safe harbor.” I have found a shelter, a place where I can literally and figuratively catch my...
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2003 - 16:00, By: ALSN Staff
Posted on Sunday, September 1, 2002 - 12:44, By: ALSN Staff
Weakness of the muscles that control or influence breathing or swallowing is by far the most serious problem in ALS and requires decisions about whether and how to prolong life.
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2001 - 07:00, By: ALSN Staff
MDA/ALS Center Director recommends better planning
Using a noninvasive ventilation device in ALS may actually weaken respiratory muscles faster than not using one, a preliminary study in the March issue of Muscle & Nerve suggests. On the other hand, the use of such devices was found by the...
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 - 17:00, By: Other
Edward Sivak is a professor of medicine and a pulmonologist associated with the MDA/ALS Center at the State University of New York in Syracuse.