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Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation, 1e [Paperback]

John R. Bach MD
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June 27, 2002 1560535490 978-1560535492 1
This book describes the use of inspiratory and expiratory muscle aids to prevent the pulmonary complications of lung disease and conditions with muscle weakness. It also describes treatment and rehabilitation interventions specific for patients with these conditions. This book is unique in presenting the use of entirely noninvasive management alternatives to eliminate respiratory morbidity and mortality and avoid the need to resort to tracheostomy for the majority of patients with lung or neuromuscular disease.
  • 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

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  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Hanley & Belfus; 1 edition (June 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560535490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560535492
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,360,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR EVERY M.D. AND R.N. IN THE WORLD September 19, 2010
By Vivaldi
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Very few medical professionals, less that 1%, understand the impact that neuromuscular conditions (including Post Polio Sequelae) have on the respiratory drive; in fact, they rarely associate the two. This physician-author is the world expert, and everyone involved in neuromuscular conditions, including patients, caregivers, and the medical profession must read his pbulications to save lives.

Too many people in this health category are being misdiagnosed, or ignored, and diagnosed with a "Sleep Disorder" or wrongly put on Oxygen, when in fact, their diaphragm and/or intercostal muscles are insufficent to help them expel CO2; however, most Respiratory Therapists do know this and also that Sleep Studies cannot diagnose Shallow Breathing.

Dr. Bach must be listened to if 1000s in the world are to be not only saved, but treated humanely.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful and comprehensive book June 8, 2008
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I read this book and got some treatment suggestions which the local pulmonary physicians had not heard of. Very useful, professional resource.
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