PROBLEMEN BIJ HET ONTWENNEN VAN KUNSTMATIGE VENTILATIE: 'MOTOR-NEURON DISEASE'

Translated title of the contribution: Problems with weaning from artificial respiration: 'Motor neuron disease'

B. W. Van Oosten*, E. C.M. Van Gorp, D. P.M. Brandjes, J. J. Van Der Sande

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Abstract

Three patients, two men aged 71 and one aged 73 years, were given artificial respiration because of acute respiratory failure. Subsequently they could not be weaned from artificial respiration, due to causes that were not immediately clear. It was ultimately found that the patients suffered from 'motor neuron disease', in two of them due to progressive spinal muscular atrophy, while the third, apart from loss of anterior horn motor cells, also had thoracic hydromelia. The patients died after termination of the artificial respiration.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume140
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 1996

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Van Oosten, B. W., Van Gorp, E. C. M., Brandjes, D. P. M., & Van Der Sande, J. J. (1996). PROBLEMEN BIJ HET ONTWENNEN VAN KUNSTMATIGE VENTILATIE: 'MOTOR-NEURON DISEASE'. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 140(5), 264-267.