posted on July 1, 2007 - 10:11am
When neuromuscular disease weakens the muscles used for breathing, many people benefit greatly from noninvasive ventilation (NIV), which can add years of breathing support. But when a tracheostomy and ventilator are suggested for better breathing, some people see NIV as “enough” and a trach and vent as somehow “too much.” When a person’s overall quality of life is no longer acceptable, that’s...

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