Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation and ALS – Your First Choice
Posted May 17, 2018
Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation, or better known as BCV, improves the quality of life for those diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS.
According to a recent case report, “…BCV was initiated upon diagnosis of ALS improving the patient’s tidal volume, decrease in respiratory rate, improved comfort and tolerance.”(1)
BCV offers “greater comfort by not having to wear a full face BIPAP mask that prevents verbal communication as well as increasing the risk of facial tissue breakdown.”(2)
1, 2 Austan, F., & Domanski, J. A. (2014, October). A CASE STUDY: USE OF BIPHASIC CUIRASS VENTILATION UPON DIAGNOSIS OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS. Respiratory Care, 59(10).
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