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Non-invasive ventilation in motor neuron disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: an Australian perspective
thesisposted on 2022-03-29, 02:42 authored by Wai Kuen Chow
There is a paucity in Australian literature regarding the current practice trends in the use of non-invasive ventilation therapy in patients with motor neuron disease/ amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (MND). The issue of whether non-invasive ventilation support should be provided to patients with irreversible neurodegenerative disease remains debated by some clinicians. An understanding of the practices of Australian and New Zealand specialists with respects to non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in motor neuron disease is thus important. This study reports the findings of a questionnaire study conducted in Australia and New Zealand via the memberships of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, and The Australia and New Zealand Association of Neurologists. It aimed to gain insight into the respiratory and neurologist specialists’ current practice and preferences in non-invasive ventilation therapy (NIV) for Motor Neuron Disease (MND) patients. In this study, the rate of NIV therapy use in MND patients by the respiratory physicians and neurologists was 75% and 29% respectively. Sixty percent of neurologists referred symptomatic MND patients to either a respiratory physician or to MND multidisciplinary clinic. There was high variability in the manner patients were assessed as needing NIV therapy, as there was in how patients were monitored on treatment.
Alternative TitleNIV in MND/ALS.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Literature review -- Chapter 3. Methodology -- Chapter 4. Results -- Chapter 5. Discussion -- Chapter 6. Conclusions.
NotesSpine title: NIV in MND/ALS. Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 79-82
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis MRes
Department, Centre or SchoolAustralian School of Advanced Medicine
Year of Award2014
Principal SupervisorDominic B. Rowe
Additional Supervisor 1Alvin Ing
RightsCopyright Wai Kuen Chow 2014. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright
JurisdictionAustralia New Zealand
Extent1 online resource (82 pages) graphs, tables
Former Identifiersmq:69733 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1257220
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