What are the CDC guidelines for respiratory management in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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The CDC guidelines suggest that respiratory care should allow for timely prevention and management of complications. A structured, proactive approach that includes use of assisted cough and nocturnal ventilation has been found to prolong survival. The guidelines provide an outline of respiratory intervention steps for older teenage and adult patients, which are listed below. [73]


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