Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease of unknown origin that affects approximately 1.5 individuals per 100,000 every year; usually, these individuals are between 55 and 75 years of age . ALS causes progressive weakness of voluntary muscle groups, including respiratory ones, and respiratory failure or pneumonia related to respiratory muscle weakness is the most frequent cause of death.
KeywordsAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Force Vital Capacity Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patient Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube
- 6.Miller RG, Anderson F, Brooks BR, Mitsumoto H, Bradley WG, Ringel SP, ALS CARE Study Group (2009). Outcomes research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: lessons learned from the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis clinical assessment, research, and education database. Ann Neurol 65(Suppl 1):S24–S28Google Scholar