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Chile

__ National Program in Chile Improves Quality of Life for Vent-Assisted Children (Vol. 26, No. 5)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

__ Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Part I (Vol. 26, No. 3)

__ Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Part II (Vol. 26, No. 4)

__ Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) for People with COPD: A New Group of Ventilator Users? (Vol. 13, No. 2)

Communication

__ Letter to the Editor (Vol. 18, No. 2)

__ Passy-Muir Speaking Valve: Improving Voice in Children and So Much More (Vol. 18, No. 1)
How the Passy-Muir Valve Works

__ Let's Hear It for Free Speech! (Vol. 13, No. 1)

__ Speak to Me ... Better (Vol. 12, No. 4) (not online)

__ Tracheal Toilet and Speech (Vol. 10, No. 1) (not online)

__ The Tracheotomized Patient: Tracheal Toilet and Speech (Vol. 9, No. 2) (not online)

__ Communication for the Ventilator User with a Tracheostomy (Vol. 7, No. 1)

COPD (see Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

__ Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Part I (Vol. 26, No. 3)

__ Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Part II (Vol. 26, No. 4)

__ Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) for People with COPD: A New Group of Ventilator Users? (Vol. 13, No. 2)

Cor pulmonale

__ From Cor Pulmonale to Getting a Second Chance (Vol. 25, No. 6)

__ What is Cor Pulmonale? (Vol. 25, No. 6)

Cough

__ New CoughAssist Model Approved (Vol. 27, No. 1)

__ Airway Clearance and Lung Volume Recruitment for Individuals with Neuromuscular Disease (Vol. 25, No. 4)

__ Airway Clearance Therapy for Neuromuscular Patients with Respiratory Compromise (Vol. 16, No. 1)

__ Post-Polio, Swallowing, and Cough (Vol. 15, No. 3) (not online)

__ Assisted Cough: Benefits and Techniques (Vol. 12, No. 1)

__ Monitoring Respiratory Function (Vol. 11, No. 2) (not online)

__ Suggestions for Avoiding Respiratory Complications (Vol. 9, No. 2)

__ Improving Cough and Decreasing Infection (Vol. 8, No. 2) (not online)

__ The Cof-flator Revisited (Vol. 7, No. 1)

Denmark

__ Program to Coordinate Helper Teams for HMV Users in East Denmark (Vol. 25, No. 6)

__ Forum on Home Mechanical Ventilation: The Danish Experience (Vol. 11, No. 2) (not online)

__ Danish Observations about American Ventilator Users (Vol. 10, No. 1) (not online)

__ New Danish Custom Nasal Mask (Vol. 10, No. 1) (not online)

__ Respirator Use in Denmark (Vol. 6, No. 2) (not online)

Dental work

__ CCHS: Are Nasal Masks Affecting Facial and Bite Alignment? (Vol. 13, No. 4) (not online)

__ Dentist Visits (Vol. 6, No. 2)

Diaphragmatic pacing

__ From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System: Conclusion (Vol. 25, No. 2)

__ From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System: Part III (Vol. 24, No. 5)

__ From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System: Part II (Vol. 24, No. 3)

__ From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System: Part I (Vol. 24, No. 2)

__ NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) (Vol. 24, No. 1)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 22, No. 3)

__ Letter to the Editor: DPS System Article Clarified (Vol. 20, No. 4)

__ The Latest Facts about the Diaphragm Pacing Stimulation (DPS) System (Vol. 20, No. 3)

__ Phrenic Nerve Pacing (Vol. 17, No. 1)

__ New Diaphragm Pacing System (Vol. 15, No. 2)

__ Phrenic Nerve Pacing (Vol. 13, No. 1)

__ Changing Equipment as Diagnoses Change – Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome,
Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Cord Injury, Diaphragm Pacing (Vol. 8, No. 2)

Dogs, assistance

__ Ninth International Noninvasive Ventilation Conference:
"From the ICU to Home," October 2003, Orlando, Florida (Vol. 17, No. 4) (not online)

__ Assistance Dogs for Children with CCHS (Vol. 15, No. 1) (not online)

Education

__ Living on Your Own in College and Beyond (Vol. 19, No. 2)

__ IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Vol. 14, No. 2)

__ Schools and Programs for Pediatric Ventilator Users (Vol. 10, No. 2) (not online)

England

__ Matt King is Pursuing His Dreams (Vol. 24, No. 5)

__ Paediatric Home Ventilation in the United Kingdom (Vol. 13, No. 4) (not online)

__ Long-term Ventilation for Children in the United Kingdom (Vol. 12, No. 3) (not online)

__ On Holiday at Netley Waterside House (Vol. 10, No. 1)

Equipment Exchange

__ Frequently Asked Questions (Vol. 22, No. 3)

__ IVUN Equipment Exchange: PLV-100s Donated (Vol. 19, No. 1)

__ IVUN Ventilatory Equipment Exchange (Vol. 18, No. 1)

Fiberoptic intubation

__ What Is Fiberoptic Intubation? (Vol. 14, No. 4)

Finland

__ Home Mechanical Ventilation in Finland (Vol. 23, No. 4)

__ Home Mechanical Ventilation in Finland (Vol. 14, No. 4) (not online)

__ Finland: Ventilator Use (Vol. 9, No. 1) (not online)

Fischer, Judith

__ Judith Fischer Retires (Vol. 27, No. 4)

France

__ Ventilator Conference in Lyon (Vol. 19, No. 2)

__ Living at Home: Overcoming Obstacles – Pediatric Issues, France and Long-term Ventilation (Vol. 8, No. 2) (not online)

Frogbreathing

__ Frogbreathing: A Forgotten Breathing Aid (Vol. 24, No. 3)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 23, No. 4)

__ Frog Breathing (Vol. 13, No. 2) (not online)

__ Potpourri: Frog Breathing with Gary McPherson video (Vol. 11, No. 2) (not online)

__ Frog Breathing: Still Useful, Still Lifesaving (Vol. 10, No. 1)

__ GPB for High Level Quads (Vol. 1, No. 2) (not online)

Heart problems

__ Arriving at Correct Diagnosis, Treatment: A Long and Frustrating Process (Vol. 26, No. 2)

__ From Cor Pulmonale to Getting a Second Chance (Vol. 25, No. 6)

__ What is Cor Pulmonale? (Vol. 25, No. 6)

__ Congestive Heart Failure, OSA, and BiPAP (Vol. 16, No. 2)

Home care guidelines

__ Australian, German and Canadian HMV Guidelines: Links (Vol. 25, No. 4)

Home care programs

__ Program to Coordinate Helper Teams for HMV Users in East Denmark (Vol. 25, No. 6)

__ Victorian Respiratory Support Service (Vol. 25, No. 4)

__ Home Mechanical Ventilation in Finland (Vol. 23, No. 4)

__ Improving Long-term Respiratory Care in Ontario, Canada (Vol. 23, No. 3)

__ The Fight for Home Care Ventilation in Brazil (Vol. 22, No. 2)

__ New York's Consumer-Directed Home Care Program: Chapter 2 (Vol. 10, No. 1) (not online)

__ Consumer-Directed Home Care Program Saved from New York Budget Ax and Expanded (Vol. 9, No. 2) (not online)

__ Home Mechanical Ventilation: Obstacles to Living at Home (Vol. 8, No. 2) (not online)

Hong Kong

__ Living with SMA in Hong Kong (Vol. 16, No. 1) (not online)

Humidification

__ A Different Kind of Booster (Vol. 23, No. 1)

__ Treating Bronchitis with H2O (Vol. 17, No. 1)

__ Humidification (Vol. 17, No. 1)

Hypoventilation

__ Arriving at Correct Diagnosis, Treatment: A Long and Frustrating Process (Vol. 26, No. 2)

__ Hypoventilation? Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Different Tests, Different Treatment (Vol. 19, No. 3)

__ A Classic Case of Hypoventilation (Vol. 17, No. 1)

__ What Is Hypoventilation? (Vol. 17, No. 1)

__ Underventilation (Vol. 2, No. 2) (not online)

Iceland

__ Iceland Offers Attendant Care and Home Ventilators (Vol. 21, No. 2)

IDEA

__ IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Vol. 14, No. 2)

India

__ Air Travel to India (Vol. 21, No. 3)

Inspiratory muscle training

__ Pflex® (my new friend) and More (Vol. 27, No. 1)

__ Update: Inspiratory Muscle Training Study (Vol. 15, No. 2)

__ Respiratory Study with SCI Ventilator Users (Vol. 15, No. 1)

Ireland

__ Noninvasive Ventilation: A History of My Life (Vol. 17, No. 4)

Iron lungs

__ IVUN Ventilatory Equipment Exchange (Vol. 18, No. 1)

__ Respironics Colorado Announces Discontinuation of Service and Repair Support for Certain Ventilation Equipment (Vol. 18, No. 1)

__ Conversion: Iron Lung to Porta-Lung™ (Vol. 12, No. 3)

__ John H. Emerson and the Iron Lung (Vol. 11, No. 1) (not online)

__ Life after Lung (Vol. 2, No. 1) (not online)

__ The Iron Lung: A User's Guide (Vol. 2, No. 1) (not online)

Israel

__ Long-Term Ventilation: The Jerusalem Experience (Vol. 16, No. 2)

__ An Israeli Experience (Vol. 12, No. 4)

Italy

__ Italian Ventilator User Survey (Vol. 15, No. 2)

Japan

__ Japanese Ventilator Users Network's Successful Symposia (Vol. 18, No. 3)

__ Saki's Story (Vol. 12, No. 4)

__ The Baku Baku Club: Education and Ventilator-Assisted Children in Japan (Vol. 12, No. 4)

__ Forum on Home Mechanical Ventilation: The Japanese Experience (Vol. 11, No. 2)

__ Spring Has Come (Vol. 6, No. 1)

__ Ventilator Use in Japan (Vol. 6, No. 1)

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