Canadian Respiratory Guidelines

2011 CTS Guideline: Home Mechanical Ventilation

2011 CTS Guideline: Home Mechanical Ventilation

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The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the assessment and management of individuals requiring non-invasive or invasive HMV. It addresses general topics such as ethics, airway clearance, and transition to home, and provides specific recommendations regarding HMV in the following disease areas:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • COPD
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Other Muscular Dystrophies and Myopathies
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury

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