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.