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Weiss, S; Van Egmond-Fröhlich, A; Hofer, N; Pfleger, A; Rath, R; Schwarz, R; Kurz, H; Waibel, V; Kenzian, H; Kommer, E; Wadlegger, F; Stelzl, W; Keck, B; Grigorow, I; Kerbl, R; Sauseng, W; Frischer, T; Eber, E; Bernert, G.
Long-Term Respiratory Support for Children and Adolescents in Austria: A National Survey.
Klin Padiatr. 2016; 228(1):42-46
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Eber Ernst
Hofer Nora
Pfleger Andreas

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Population-based data on pediatric patients on long-term respiratory support (LTRS) in Austria are lacking. This study aimed to record the pediatric departments active in this field, as well as number and characteristics of patients on LTRS. A national cross-sectional study was carried out by means of questionnaires sent to all pediatric departments in Austria. All departments answered to the questionnaires. On June 1st, 2013, the reference day for this study, 12 of the 41 pediatric departments in Austria were active in the field. At this time, these centers were caring for 143 patients, 111 (77.6%) of them under 18 years, which corresponds to a prevalence of 7.4 per 100 000. The patients suffered from neuromuscular disorders (44%), other neurological disorders (18.9%), disorders of respiratory drive (9.1%), obstructive sleep apnea (8.4%), thoracal and spinal diseases (8.4%), pulmonary disorders (4.9%) and other diseases (6.3%). Continuous positive airway pressure was used in 6.3%, non-invasive ventilation in 60.1% and invasive ventilation in 33.6% of the patients, respectively. LTRS was performed at home in 92.3%. LTRS represents a common management strategy in children and adolescents with a variety of disorders. Census reports such as this one provide the basis for appropriate planning of resource allocation. The age distribution of our patients shows the need for structured transition into adult care. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
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Adolescent -
Austria -
Child -
Child, Preschool -
Chronic Disease -
Cross-Sectional Studies -
Female -
Home Care Services, Hospital-Based - statistics & numerical data
Home Care Services, Hospital-Based - trends
Humans -
Infant, Newborn -
Long-Term Care - methods
Long-Term Care - statistics & numerical data
Long-Term Care - trends
Male -
Respiration, Artificial - statistics & numerical data
Respiratory Insufficiency - epidemiology
Respiratory Insufficiency - etiology
Respiratory Insufficiency - therapy
Surveys and Questionnaires -
Utilization Review - statistics & numerical data

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chronic respiratory insufficiency
long-term respiratory support
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