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Tracheostomy in motor neuron disease

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Tracheostomy-associated ventilation for the respiratory insufficiency caused by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (motor neurone disease (MND)) is a complex issue with practical, ethical and economic dimensions. This article considers the current prevalence of tracheostomy in MND, the evidence for its benefit both for survival and quality of life, and the practicalities of its implementation. The decision to request invasive ventilatory support is among the most challenging for those living with ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/practneurol-2018-002109

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0267-3180
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Practical Neurology More from this journal
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Pages:
467-475
Publication date:
2019-07-04
Acceptance date:
2019-04-08
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EISSN:
1474-7766
ISSN:
1474-7758
Pubs id:
pubs:992087
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uuid:90f3ba3a-2a35-430f-bacb-f49b12c8f20d
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pubs:992087
Source identifiers:
992087
Deposit date:
2019-04-17

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