Key Features

  • Cost effectiveness of and patient preference for noninvasive ventilation methods are discussed
  • Emphasis on quality-of-life issues
  • Acute care and home care settings are addressed
  • Illustrative case studies amplify the concepts presented
  • Comprehensively addresses total care of the patient who needs noninvasive ventilation
  • Best available book on the market for managing the patient with neuromuscular weakness

Table of Contents

1. Disease Profiles of Noninvasive Ventilation Users
2. Physiology and Pathophysiology of Hypoventilation: Ventilatory vs. Oxygenation Impairment
3. The History of Mechanical Ventilation and Respiratory Muscle Aids
4. Noninvasive Ventilation: Mechanisms of Action
5. Noninvasive Ventilation: Mechanism for Inspiratory Muscle Substitution
6. Home Mechanical Ventilation for Neuromuscular Ventilatory Failure: Conventional Approaches and Their Outcomes
7. Noninvasive Respiratory Muscle Aids and Intervention Goals
8. Respiratory Muscle Aids: Patient Evaluation and the Oximetry-Respiratory Aid Protocol
9. Respiratory Muscle Aids: Diagnosis-related Outcomes
10. Noninvasive Ventilation in Pediatrics
11. Noninvasive Ventilation in the Acute Care Setting
12. Home Noninvasive Ventilation for Patients with Lung Disease
13. Chest Physical Therapy: Mucus-mobilizing Techniques 14. Nutrition
15. Illustrative Case Studies of Respiratory Management


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© 2002
Hanley & Belfus
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About the author

John Bach

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Vice Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Professor of Neuroscience, Codirector, Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, UMDNJ--The New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ