Courses

Respiratory problems in neuromuscular disease

Target audience

  • Chest physicians
  • Rehabilitation physicians
  • Neurologists
  • Intensivists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Respiratory and intensive care nurses
  • Those in training for the professions mentioned
  • Home care personnel (usually nurses)

Educational aims

  • To understand the underlying pathophysiology of problems associated with neuromuscular disease
  • How to recognise and identify these problems
  • Explore the consequences of the problems and the potential risks of medical care in general for these patients
  • To discuss the available therapeutic options (oxygen therapy, CPAP, HMV, air stacking, MI-E, compression techniques, IPV) with respect to indications, contra-indications, effectiveness, setup, monitoring, devices and organization from both a scientific and practical point of view.

Introduction
E. Derom (Gent, Belgium)
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Sleep-disordered breathing in NMD
T. van Bezeij (Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands)
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Cough impairment and techniques to improve cough
V. Gathot (Inkendaal, Belgium)
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Noninvasive ventilation for (nocturnal) hypoventilation
M. Gaytant (Utrecht, Netherlands)
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Invasive ventilation
M. Kampelmacher (Utrecht, Netherlands)
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Changing acute ventilation on the ICU into chronic (home mechanical) ventilation
E. Westermann (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
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