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P163 Home non-invasive ventilation in the canton of Geneva: a descriptive study. Ventilators, modes, interfaces. Preliminary data

P. Pasquina; C. Cantero; D. Adler; A.B. Younossian; P. Gasche; J.-P. Janssens
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1Department of Medical Specialities, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva

2Hôpital de Rolle, Groupement Hospitalier de l'Ouest Lémanique, Rolle

3Hôpital de la Tour, Meyrin, Switzerland


Copyright 2017, American College of Chest Physicians and Swiss Respiratory Society SGP. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A61. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.065
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Introduction: This study describes technical aspects of home non-invasive mechanical ventilation (HMV) in the Canton of Geneva, based on data obtained through all actors involved (public and private hospitals, private practicioners, home care providers). Population, ABG and modalities of medical follow-up are reported in another abstract.

Methods: Systematic survey of all cases aged > 20 years followed by public and private hospitals, private practicioners, and home care providers treated by HMV for > 3 months in Geneva; written information to all patients; collection of information regarding patient (diagnosis, ABG), ventilator, and modalities of follow-up.

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