Noninvasive ventilatory support to reverse weight loss in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A case series

P. Deo, J. R. Bach

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Abstract

This case series of five patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy demonstrates the nutritional advantages of instituting noninvasive intermittent positive pressure ventilatory support via 15 mm angled mouthpieces to relieve tachypnea and provide more time to swallow food safely. In each case weight loss was reversed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalPulmonology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

Keywords

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Dysphagia
  • Malnutrition
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Noninvasive ventilation
  • Noninvasive ventilatory support

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