Respiratory complications caused by the inability to protect the upper airways and ineffective cough represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cerebral palsy (CP). Even though the application of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEP) through a face mask has gained large popularity as a technique to prevent bronchial mucous encumbrance, its long term effects on clinical course and respiratory function in individuals with CP have not been investigated.

Reduction in respiratory exacerbation rate in patients with severe bilateral cerebral palsy following daily PEP-mask therapy: a retrospective study

Di Pede, Chiara;DUSO, MIRIAM;Vianello, Andrea;Masiero, Stefano;Martinuzzi, Andrea
2019

Abstract

Respiratory complications caused by the inability to protect the upper airways and ineffective cough represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cerebral palsy (CP). Even though the application of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEP) through a face mask has gained large popularity as a technique to prevent bronchial mucous encumbrance, its long term effects on clinical course and respiratory function in individuals with CP have not been investigated.
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