Ventilatory dependency is likely to increase over time with progressive NMD. Consequently, ventilator settings may also need to be changed.
*8 hours per battery in PAC mode at EPAP 5 cm H2O, IPAP 15 cm H2O and 20 bpm (two batteries can be connected simultaneously)
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