MPV promote adherence to nocturnal NIV in a Duchenne patient

Anna Annunziata, Antonietta Coppola, Antonella Marotta, Giuseppe Fiorentino

UOC Pathophysiology and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Intensive Care, Department, Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli, Naples, Italy

We described a case of a patient 20 years old, affected by Duchenne dystrophy with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and severe nocturnal desaturation. He was not compliant to non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for claustrophobia and panic attacks. Mouthpiece ventilation was successfully used in this patient, who later accepted the nighttime NIV.

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