PMID: 6989344Mar 1, 1980Paper

Positive pressure respiratory assist for wheelchair-mobile persons

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
H V JanelliJ Jameson

Abstract

A compact, lightweight, battery-powered respiratory has been developed that fits under a wheelchair lapboard. The device eliminates the need for a mouthpiece, tracheal tube or similar interface. Its operation is based on pressurizing the viscera to compress the lungs and force exhalation. The system has been used continuously for over 9 months for as long as 9 hours/day.

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Foley-Denny-Brown Syndrome
Positive End-Expiratory Pressure
Respiratory Failure
Post-Traumatic Myelopathy
Wheelchair

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