Long-term mechanical ventilation in infants with neuromuscular disease

S. T. Iannaccone, T. Guilfoile

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Seven children with neuromuscular disease were placed on mechanical ventilation before the age of 2 years. The outcome for these patients was variable and did not correlate with primary diagnosis. There appeared to be a high correlation between the incidence of electrocardiogram changes and death. Our experience demonstrates that there was a high mortality rate (57%) in neuromuscular patients supported by mechanical ventilation before the age of 2 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-32
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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