Category: Breathing

Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Protocol of Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing in Patients with Respiratory Muscle Weakness

All 14 patients underwent routine pulmonary function testing and measurements of total respiratory system compliance. Lung compliance was then measured in four of the muscular dystrophic and in five of the quadriplegic subjects who agreed to placement of an esophageal balloon. After the above measurements, each subject received 20 minutes of IPPB using a Bennett…