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An increase among patients under mechanical ventilation at home is to envisage in Egypt  in the coming years . This evolution would be linked to the progress of pathologies as COPD and  obesity hypoventilation syndrome  as well as in the development of neuromuscular diseases care.

Clinical situations recovering from possible long term home ventilation

  • The indication of a mechanical ventilation at home is based on the hypercapnia, one of the main markers of alveolar hypoventilation.  
  • Main clinical situations are the advanced stage of chronic  respiratory hypercapnic insufficiency.