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Winter 2008, Vol. 22, No. 4

Crafting in Cardboard | Ventilator Users and Meditation |

Bilevel or volume-cycled ventilation?

From Around the Network | My Favorite Masks | Forrest Bird Honored

Updates on the ADA, The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and The Homebound Demonstration Project

Fall 2008, Vol. 22, No. 3

Surpassing the Teenage Trach Years | Watercolors Are My Joy of Life

Take Charge, Not Chances | Frequently Asked Questions |

From Around the Network

Summer 2008, Vol. 22, No. 2

The Fight for Home Care Ventilation in Brazil | Living with a Ventilator in Brazil

Pompe Disease Treatment | A Life Less Ordinary |

My Favorite Mask: FlexiFit™ 407

Competitive Bidding: What It May Mean for You | From Around the Network

IVUN and PHI announce the 10th International Conference

Spring 2008, Vol. 22, No. 1

Needed: Independent Living for Ashly | Inside This Issue | Truly Personal Attendant Care

Take Charge, Not Chances: In Practice | From Around the Network | 2008 Camps for Ventilator-Assisted Kids

The Pandemic Ventilator Project | Calendar | Call for Proposals: IVUN's Fifth Research Grant | Meet Our Sponsors


Winter 2007, Vol. 21, No. 4

Take Charge, Not Chances, Introduction | Take Charge, Not Chances, documents

Fall 2007, Vol. 21, No. 3

Air Travel to India | Renting your vent? What would you do if you suddenly owned it?

News about equipment, the manufacturers, and reference materials for health professionals and ventilator users

A ventilator user's impressions of a recent hmv meeting

Celebrating its 20th year, IVUN announces its new website | Take Charge, Not Chances

Summer 2007, Vol. 21, No. 2

Safety Issue Generates Practical Solutions |

Social and Ethical Implications of Long-term Ventilation for Men with Muscular Dystrophy

Two survivors present solutions for addressing muscle respiratory weakness due to prior polio

Disability and industry press releases, online discussion groups, email list servs and your messages to keep you up-to-date on products and resources

Recent readers’ survey. A few things we learned

Spring 2007, Vol. 21, No. 1

How My Vent and I Underwent Radiation Therapy | Update: Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Vent Users

Independence with a Ventilator: An Interview with Mark Boatman | From Around the Network

2007 Camps for Ventilator-Assisted Children | 2007 Conferences

Noninvasive and Home Mechanical Ventilation: ICU and Beyond


Winter 2006, Vol. 20, No. 4

The Research Fund: Final ReportTiming of Noninvasive Ventilation for Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Pennsylvania Vent Camp at Camp Victory | IVUN Joins Those Studying Sexual Activity and Chronic Illness

Networking: DPS System Article Clarified

IVUN's 2007 Resource Directory for Ventilator-Assisted Living is now online

Fall 2006, Vol. 20, No. 3

The Latest Facts about the Diaphragm Pacing Stimulation (DPS) System

What Is Telehealth? | IVUN Members Consider Telehealth

Request for Increased Funding for Veterans Using Home Ventilators

Networking | IVUN Membership Benefits and Form; Get Ready for Another Flu Season

Summer 2006, Vol. 20, No. 2

Living with ALS | Maximizing Your Support and Independence through Attendant Care

IVUN's New Medical Advisory Committee Shares Its Views | Enjoying the Arts: Expect the Unexpected

Update on the Ventilator Users' Medical Emergency (VUME) Project

Respiratory Management Following Spinal Cord Injury: A clinical practice guideline for health-care professionals

Networking: Ventilator Donation to Thai Hospital; Registries; Calendar 2006 | IVUN Membership Application

Reminder: The Research Fund Proposal Deadline

Spring 2006, Vol. 20, No. 1

Escaping Hurricanes Katrina and Rita | Medicare Changes Payment for RADs

Ventilator Users' Medical Emergency (VUME) Project Under Way | Emergency Respite Care

An Alternative to a Trach Tube | Vaccine News

New Equipment: ComfortLite™ 2 Nasal Mask; DC to DC Power Source for Pulmonetic Systems Ventilators


Winter 2005, Vol. 19, No. 4

Adopting Children with Special Needs Vaccine News | Care of a Tracheostomy

Current Threats to Ventilator Users in Cost-Cutting Proposals from Medicaid and
Other Medical Insurance: A Resolution

Funds to Address Problems Vent Users Face during Medical Emergencies

Call for Proposals for a 2007 Award of $25,000 (The Research Fund) | The Research Fund: Preliminary Report

Earlier Use of Noninvasive Ventilation May Prolong Survival

New Masks | Home Ventilator Guide | Fischer Steps Down

In Memoriam: Edward Anthony "Tony" Oppenheimer, MD, FCCP

Fall 2005, Vol. 19, No. 3

Hypoventilation? Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Different Tests, Different Treatment

Swedish Respiratory Unit for Ventilator-Assisted Children | Masks, Part II: Noninvasive Interfaces

His Choice: My Life | Her Life: My Caregiving

Equipment: PLV Continuum by Respironics, Inc.

Travel: Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR)

Summer 2005, Vol. 19, No. 2

Living on Your Own in College and Beyond

The Experiences of Families with Ventilator-Assisted Children at Home

Masks: Obtaining a Good Fit, Part I | Home Is Best | Ventilator Conference in Lyon

Equipment and Interfaces | Potpourri

Spring 2005, Vol. 19, No. 1

A Treehouse for Everyone | Extra Security During Emergencies | Life as a Teenager ... with a Ventilator

The Development of |

Potpourri: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Muscular Dystrophy; Polio; Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Independent Living | An Oral Mask Alternative: The Oracle


Winter 2004, Vol. 18, No. 4

The Ventilator Boat: Will It Float? | My Dream: Scuba Diving!

PHI Grant Awarded to Johns Hopkins Team to Study Early Use of Noninvasive Ventilation

The Pneumobelt: Part of My Noninvasive Ventilation System | Planning for Elective Surgery

Home Care for Children in Holland: The Story of Anouk

Potpourri: John J. Downes, MD, FCCP; Over 5 Years Club; Virginia Nelson, MD;
CILB (Citizens for Independence in Living and Breathing); Paul Longmore, PhD

Strategies for Living Well: Ninth International Conference on Post-Polio Health and Ventilator-Assisted Living

New Interfaces: Nasal Pillows | New Equipment

Fall 2004, Vol. 18, No. 3

Vent Kids of Alabama Support Group | Sidebar: "Care of the child with a chronic tracheostomy"

From independent living to a nursing home ... and back? | Sidebar: Respiratory care and Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Ventilator Users in the Air: Traveling to Japan | Japanese Ventilator Users Network's Successful Symposia

New Interfaces: Nasal Pillows | New Equipment

Summer 2004, Vol. 18, No. 2

Quality of Life: Profiles of Living with ALS | Sidebars: What is ALS? More about ALS

Home Mechanical Ventilation in Brazil Revisited | Homebound Exception Demonstration

Retrofitting Ventilators for Power Chairs | Preparing for a Respiratory Emergency

In Memoriam: Ira Holland, 1939-2004 | Respironics and IVUN's Ventilatory Equipment Exchange

Potpourri: ResLink from ResMed; OSA/CPAP users; Medicaid Waivers; Toll-Free Hotline for Airline Disability-Related Problems; The Association for Respiratory Technicians and Physiologists; Chin-Neck Bandage; Rolling On: The Story of the Amazing Gary McPherson

Letter to the Editor from Jeannette Hoitt, PhD and Robert Banzett, PhD, University of Arizona

Spring 2004, Vol. 18, No. 1

Passy-Muir Speaking Valve: Improving Voice in Children and So Much More

Sidebar: How the Passy-Muir Valve Works | Ventilator Backup: Are You Prepared?

Aging and Respiratory Function | Transition: From Middle Age to Elderly

Mouth Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation: An old technique revisited for a "sip" of fresh air

Arizona Respiratory Center Receives Grant | ALS Respiratory Care Resources

Respironics Colorado Announces Discontinuation of Service and Repair Support for Certain Ventilation Equipment

IVUN Ventilatory Equipment Exchange | New Interface: The ComfortLite from Respironics


Winter 2003, Vol. 17, No. 4

A Change of Plans | Respiratory Effects of Common Medications | Noninvasive Ventilation: A History of My Life

Ninth International Noninvasive Ventilation Conference: "From the ICU to Home," October 23-25, 2003, Orlando, Florida

Intimacy and Sexuality and Long-term Mechanical Ventilation: Breathing Intimacy into Our Lives

Assisted Living for Ventilator Users | Tracheostomy Tubes |

Sidebars: No More Inner Cannulas, Talking with Tracheostomy Ventilation

New Nasal Masks: Mirage Activa, ComfortGel, DeVilbiss FlexAire, Fisher & Paykel's HC405

Fall 2003, Vol. 17, No. 3

Noninvasive to Trach Ventilation ... and Back Again | Sedation for Surgery

Traveling with Technology-Assisted Children | Air Travel and Ventilator Users | Journal Articles

New Equipment & Interfaces: Nippy 3; ComfortFull Full Face Mask, V.I.P. 7500 Series Oro-Nasal Vmask, ALIZES nasal CPAP/bilevel mask

Trach Necklaces and Scarves

Summer 2003, Vol. 17, No. 2

Welcome to Ventilator-Assisted Living | Getting Used to Noninvasive Bilevel Pressure Ventilation

Adolescence: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care | DMD Pioneers

Happily Using Bilevel Pressure Ventilation | Home Mechanical Ventilation in the Netherlands

Potpourri: Equipment Problems; Living with ALS | Letters to the Editor

Spring 2003, Vol. 17, No. 1

A Classic Case of Hypoventilation | What Is Hypoventilation? | Which Ventilator? Who Decides? | Home or Institution?

Humidification | Treating Bronchitis with H2O | Luke's Progress | IVUN News Now 12 Pages

Reimbursement for Ventilator Equipment: How It Works | Phrenic Nerve Pacing | Advocacy/Policy Websites

Ninth International Conference on Noninvasive Ventilation: "From the ICU to Home"

Journal Articles | Calendar 2003 | In Memoriam | The Research Fund

Potpourri: ALS Sanctuary; ALS caregiver's guide; Kaleidoscope; Non-Invasive Respiratory Support guide; DMD Pioneers


Winter 2002, Vol. 16, No. 4

Breathing and Pregnancy | Managing Noninvasive Ventilation: A Portuguese Experience

My Experience with Noninvasive Ventilation | Body Brace | Interfaces, Ventilators, and Supplies

Fall 2002, Vol. 16, No. 3

On the Road with the Newport HT50 Ventilator

Ventilator Users' Perspectives on the Important Elements of Health-Related Quality of Life: Final Report

Home Mechanical Ventilation in Taiwan | Charcot-Marie-Tooth: A "Breath Taking" Reality | Homebound Restriction Eased

Potpourri: MDA Clinical-Research Chat on Respiratory-Ventilation Issues; Noninvasive Ventilation by John Bach; MiCASSA

Interfaces and Equipment

Summer 2002, Vol. 16, No. 2

Long-Term Ventilation: The Jerusalem Experience | From Negative to Positive | David Jayne Goes to Washington

Congestive Heart Failure, OSA, and BiPAP | Medicaid and People with Disabilities: Living in the Community

New Interfaces | Equipment News

Potpourri: Direct Relief International; Old Respiratory Equipment; The Bryan Pratt Autobiography; Letters of Medical Necessity

Spring 2002, Vol. 16, No. 1

Living with SMA in Hong Kong | Ventilator Users and Health-Related Quality of Life

Airway Clearance Therapy for Neuromuscular Patients with Respiratory Compromise | NCAHB Update

More on Sleep Studies | Ventilator Users, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes

Potpourri: Traveling with a Ventilator Post September 11; The Virtual Museum of the Iron Lung; Muscular Dystrophy Epidemiology at the CDC

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