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Management of gastrointestinal and nutritional problems in children on home invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Ceyda Tuna Kırsaçlıoğlu
Ceyda Tuna Kırsaçlıoğlu
Ankara University Faculty of Medicine

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In recent decades, the patient survival is increased due to the advances in intensive care units and development of modern mechanic ventilators. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to wean these children from mechanical ventilation. Recently, after placement a tracheostomy tube, they can support at home with non-invasive or invasive mechanical ventilation. Most of the children who need ventilation support at home have neurological impairment. The nutritional issues and gastrointestinal complications are well defined in critically ill patients, but there are very limited studies on the children with tracheostomy. Considering that majority of the patients has neuromuscular disorders, the nutritional and gastrointestinal problems of the children with tracheostomy are discussed, in the light of the knowledge on critically ill patients.
02 Aug 2023Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
07 Aug 2023Assigned to Editor
07 Aug 2023Submission Checks Completed
07 Aug 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Aug 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
25 Sep 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
11 Nov 2023Editorial Decision: Accept