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Is tracheostomy still an option in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Reflections of a multidisciplinary work group

Published inSchweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 143, w13830
Publication date2013
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with a poor prognosis. Survival and quality of life of ALS patients have improved through the implementation of multidisciplinary approaches, the use of percutaneous gastrostomy and of noninvasive (NIV) or invasive ventilation. The question of whether or not to propose invasive ventilation (by tracheostomy: TPPV) to ALS patients remains a matter of debate.

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HERITIER BARRAS, Anne-Chantal et al. Is tracheostomy still an option in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Reflections of a multidisciplinary work group. In: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 2013, vol. 143, p. w13830. doi: 10.4414/smw.2013.13830
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