Noninvasive ventilation during gastrostomy tube placement in patients with severe duchenne muscular dystrophy: case reports and review of the literature

Title

Noninvasive ventilation during gastrostomy tube placement in patients with severe duchenne muscular dystrophy: case reports and review of the literature

Creator

Birnkrant DJ; Ferguson RD; Martin JE; Gordon GJ

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Pulmonology

Date

2006

Subject

PedPal Lit; Adult Follow-Up StudiesGastrostomy Humans Laryngeal Masks Male Muscular Dystrophy; Duchenne/therapy Positive-Pressure Respiration/methods Retrospective Studies Severity of Illness Index

Description

Individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may benefit from gastrostomy tube feeding due to progressive dysphagia and malnutrition. However, due to their severely impaired pulmonary function, these individuals are at risk of severe complications when they are sedated or undergo anesthesia for the procedure. We previously described a technique of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation to provide respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement in such patients, but this technique had risks and limitations. In this case report, we examine two alternative techniques we used to provide respiratory support successfully to patients with severe muscular dystrophy and malnutrition who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement. We then review the literature and discuss the potential benefits, risks, and limitations of the above techniques and of other options for gastrostomy placement in people with severe muscular dystrophy.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

188-93

Issue

2

Volume

41

Citation

Birnkrant DJ; Ferguson RD; Martin JE; Gordon GJ, “Noninvasive ventilation during gastrostomy tube placement in patients with severe duchenne muscular dystrophy: case reports and review of the literature,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 17, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13790.

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