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December 2014, Vol. 28, No. 6

Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights | From Around the Network

All-Too-Typical Email to IVUN | Supporters and more ...

October 2014, Vol. 28, No. 5

Pfrommer Award Honors Headley and Fischer | From Around the Network

Safe Straw Might Help You Swallow Through Thick and Thin

Hans Rudolph is serious about making NIV Masks

Ebola Is Scary, but Flu Kills More People | Supporters and more ...

August 2014, Vol. 28, No. 4

“We can now go outdoors all day ... " | From Around the Network

VENTure Think Tank | Supporters and more ...

June 2014, Vol. 28, No. 3

$100,000 Grant Announced at 11th International Conference

From Around the Network | Ventilator Users Speak

Supporters and more ...

April 2014, Vol. 28, No. 2

Sherry Hurst: "I Plan to Celebrate My 100th Birthday!" | From Around the Network

Hospitals Testing New Procedures for Lung Disease without Major Surgery

Letter to the Editor | Supporters and more ...

February 2014, Vol. 28, No. 1

Highly Dependent on Power! | WHO Releases International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury

Pfrommer lecture: Ventilator-Assisted Individuals; Integrating Across the Spectrum of Care

Supporters and more ...


December 2013, Vol. 27, No. 6

IVUN’s Ninth Educational Conference Call: My Continuing Medical Education as a Post-Polio Patient/Physician

From Around the Network

IVUN’s 10th Educational Conference Call: Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation and
the United Hayek RTX Ventilator

Fourteenth Pfrommer Award Presented | Supporters and more ...

October 2013, Vol. 27, No. 5

IVUN Doubles Research Grant to $50,000 | From Around the Network

New Rules for Pay of Home Health Care Workers

IVUN's Eighth Educational Conference Call: Protecting Every Breath and Improving Patient Comfort – S9, VPAP, Stellar and ResMed Interfaces

Supporters and more ...

August 2013, Vol. 27, No. 4

"My Goal Now Is to Live ..." | From Around the Network

IVUN's Sixth Educational Conference Call: Dr. Braun Answers Ventilator Users' Questions

IVUN's Seventh Educational Conference Call: Simple Solutions

The Road to the RTX | Judith Fischer Retires | Supporters and more ...

June 2013, Vol. 27, No. 3

Demystifying End Tidal CO2 | How Polio Survivors Can Avoid Tracheostomies

From Around the Network, our sponsors and more ...

April 2013, Vol. 27, No. 2

Flying – Part II: Role of the Airlines, Resources and Reporting Travel Problems and Solutions

The Adventures of Traveling with a Vent | Tell Me About a Trach Before I Need One

From Around the Network, our sponsors and more ...

February 2013, Vol. 27, No. 1

Pflex® (my new friend) and More ... | New CoughAssist Model Approved

Making A Smooth Transition and Adding Mobility

From Around the Network, our sponsors and more ...


December 2012, Vol. 26, No. 6

Fun and Fast: Vent User Starts Powerchair Football Club

Flying – Part I: Ventilator Users' Report and Manufacturers' Role

Understanding How New Generation Portable Ventilators Can Lighten Your Load

From Around the Network, our sponsors, and more ...

October 2012, Vol. 26, No. 5

National Program in Chile Improves Quality of Life for Vent-Assisted Children

Transitioning to the Trilogy100: IVUN Educational Conference Call

From Around the Network | Ask the Experts

August 2012, Vol. 26, No. 4

Meet Jacob Gapko

Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Part II

Ask The Experts | Schedule for Educational Conference Calls Announced

From Around the Network, our sponsors, and more ...

June 2012, Vol. 26, No. 3

Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Part I

Mary Katherine "Katie" Beckett (1978-2012)

IVUN Announces Educational Conference Calls | From Around The Network

April 2012, Vol. 26, No. 2

Arriving at Correct Diagnosis, Treatment: A Long and Frustrating Process

From Around the Network | Flying While Using a Vent|Notes from JIVD and ERCA

February 2012, Vol. 26, No. 1

Young Vent User Is a Happy Camper | From Around the Network | Vent Alarms and Product Safety

Tell Us What You Think About Flying | Traumatic to Be Conscious during Ventilator Treatment


December 2011, Vol. 25, No. 6

Program to Coordinate Helper Teams for HMV Users In East Denmark |

From Around the Network | From Cor Pulmonale to Getting a Second Chance

What is Cor Pulmonale? | Ask the Experts

October 2011, Vol. 25, No. 5

Carrie Lucas Fights for the Rights of Disabled Parents |

From Around the Network | Ask the Experts

August 2011, Vol. 25, No. 4

Airway Clearance and Lung Volume Recruitment for Individuals with

Neuromuscular Disease | From Around the Network

Victorian Respiratory Support Service | Ask The Experts

June 2011, Vol. 25, No. 3

Using the PRVC Mode at Home with the iVent 101 | From Around the Network

Ask The Experts | Music Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety

April 2011, Vol. 25, No. 2

From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System: Conclusion

From Around the Network | Ask The Experts / Sleeping (and Breathing) Better: 30 Years of Progress

February 2011, Vol. 25, No. 1

Traveling with a Ventilator Can Be an Adventure | From Around the Network | Ask The Experts

VACC Camp Is Paradise for Kids with Ventilators


December 2010, Vol. 24, No. 6

Matt Eddy's Journey of a Million Smiles | From Around the Network

Ask the Experts | Rogers Awarded Pfrommer Memorial Lecture (not online)

Breathing & Sleep Symposium II | Letter to the Editor

October 2010, Vol. 24, No. 5

Matt King is Pursuing His Dreams | From Around the Network

Ask The Experts | Kaine Rodriquez Thrives Thanks to Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation

From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System, Part III

August 2010, Vol. 24, No. 4

Learning to Use a Speaking Valve | From Around the Network | Ask The Experts

Living Independently with Twin Tubes | Meet Our Supporters

June 2010, Vol. 24, No. 3

Twin Vent Users | Frogbreathing: A Forgotten Breathing Aid

From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System: Part II | From Around the Network

April 2010, Vol. 24, No. 2

My Ventilator and I: Traveling Buddies | Successfully Flying (One Way) While Using a Vent

From Vent to Diaphragmatic System: Part I | From Around the Network | Ask The Experts

February 2010, Vol. 24, No. 1

Our Camp Inspiration at Double H Ranch Experience | Ask The Experts

NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) | Trilogy100 Consumer Review and Air Travel: Vent Sticker Update

From Around the Network


Winter 2009, Vol. 23, No. 4

Home Mechanical Ventilation in Finland

Breathing and Sleep Symposium | From Around the Network

Ask the Experts | Help Eliminate Competitive Bidding

Fall 2009, Vol. 23, No. 3

It's Flu Season

Ave atque Vale! Remembering Susan Armbrecht, 1939-2009

No Way Out But In: Responding Positively to Chaos with Forgiveness and Grief

Improving Long-term Respiratory Care in Ontario, Canada | References

My Experience with Setting Up Day-time Ventilation | From Around the Network

Adolf Ratzka Receives European Citizen Award

Summer 2009, Vol. 23, No. 2

Destination Barcelona ... or Not | Letters | New Regulations Affect Ventilator Users Who Fly

From Around the Network | How Often Should Tracheostomy Tubes Be Changed?

How Often Should Ventilator Circuits Be Changed? | Living with Polio in the 21st Century

Spring 2009, Vol. 23, No. 1

A Different Kind of Booster | Riding Out Hurricane Ike & Energy Backup

Hospital Experiences and Observations | “My Favorite Mask” | From Around the Network


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