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-The person has irreversible upper airway obstruction (e.g. throat cancer).
-The person has ventilator dependence, but cannot cooperate with NVS because of cognitive impairment or coma.
-The person has advanced ALS or central nervous system disease which results in upper airway spasticity and an inability to keep the upper airways open enough for MIE to effectively clear airway secretions. (Saliva aspiration causes the O2 sat baseline to remain below 95% and this cannot be corrected by CNVS and/or MIE.)
No cognitively intact person with open airways and healthy lungs needs a tracheostomy tube for ventilatory support.
Medical Director, VentilaMed BreatheNVS
Medical Director, Center for Ventilator Management Alternatives
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Professor of Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
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