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Table 4 Comparison of NIV settings in the two groups. PSV = Pressure Support Ventilation. VAPS=Volume Assured Pressure Support

From: Transition to adult care in young people with neuromuscular disease on non-invasive ventilation

NIV features BGCH RBHT
Mode of ventilation
 PSV n (%) 12 (80%) 15 (100%)
 VAPS n (%) 3 (20%) 0
Interface
 Nasal mask n (%) 10 (66%) 7 (47%)
 Nasal pillows n (%) 3 (20%) 2 (13%)
 Full-face mask n (%) 2 (14%) 6 (40%)
Daytime ventilator use
 Nocturnal n (%) 14 (93%) 13 (86%)
 12–20 h, n (%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%)
 24 h, n (%) 0 0
  1. (BGCH = Paediatric Respiratory Unit of the Bambino Gesù Children Hospital; RBHT = Paediatric Respiratory Unit of the Royal Brompton Hospital)