Long-term ventilation is associated with an increase in survival in a range of conditions leading to ventilatory failure in children, resulting in increasing numbers surviving to adulthood, according to a new study published in PlosOne. The findings have significant implications for planning transition and adult care facilities, authors noted.

Researchers aimed to examine the growing number of children receiving domiciliary ventilatory support and the outcomes and the number of children transitioning to adult care as a consequence of longer survival.

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