Is survival improved by the use of NIV and PEG in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? : A post-mortem study of 80 ALS patients

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Burkhardt, Christian; Neuwirth, Christoph; Sommacal, Andreas; Andersen, Peter M.; Weber, Markus; (2017)
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Klinisk neurovetenskap
  • Journal: volume 12,issue 5issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177555, pmc: PMC5441602
  • Subject: Vascular Medicine | Research Article | Thromboembolism | Diagnostic Medicine | Sudden Cardiac Death | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Neurologi | Neurodegenerative Diseases | Medical Hypoxia | Pneumonia | Motor Neuron Diseases | Pulmonary Embolism | Neurology | Surgical and Invasive Medical Procedures | Medicine | Pulmonology | Critical Care and Emergency Medicine | Cardiology | Q | R | Venous Thromboembolism | Science | Respiratory Failure | Medicine and Health Sciences | Autopsy

Background: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) are guideline-recommended interventions for symptom management in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their effect on survival is controversial and the impact on causes of death is unknown. O... View more
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