MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 8, No. 8

Features

Long-term NIV success Ed White knows a lot about assisted ventilation in ALS, a disease he’s had for 11 years. For eight years, he’s breathed with the help of a noninvasive ventilation (NIV) system. White, 66, with help from his wife, Linda, and...
Noninvasive ventilation clearly helps relieve symptoms in people with ALS, but there’s been some concern that it might hasten the decline of respiratory muscle strength. Yorke uses a Pulmonetic Systems LTV 1000...
Among the most dreaded aspects of tracheostomy in the past was its interference with speaking. Fortunately, those days are virtually over, and no one need fear loss of speech just because of a trach (although sev...

Research Roundup

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