"No DMD person should ever require a trach tube or develop any respiratory complications. If people follow closely what we describe here, respiratory difficulties can be eliminated."
Dr. John R. Bach
A Matter of Life and Breath
Dr. John Bach "Inspires" Patients to Survive and Thrive
Moving Beyond the Iron Lung
The Hazards of Oxygen
A Recent Study
MDA: Scoliosis Surgery--17yo Jason Before & After
American Thoracic Society Consensus Statement -- Respiratory Care of the Patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (PDF 106k)
This official statement of the American Thoracic Society was approved by the ATS Board of Directors March 2004.
ATS Consensus Statement (HTML 82k)
HTML version is not official release and may contain some errors. Converted from official PDF release (above).
Emergency Room Procedures
Other (non-Bach) NIV Resources and References
DMD: Prologation of Life By NIV and MAC
SMA1: Management and Outcomes
ALS: Prologation of Life by NIV Respiratory Aids
Respiration Inspiration -- A Few Bits of Poetry
And a few more
Support Groups and Mailing Lists
Order Dr. Bach's Latest Book
Create a custom Medical Alert ID card
Respiratory Management brochure (draft)
About This Website
Draft of Medical Necessity for CoughAssist™ Device
Letters of Medical Necessity
Common Conditions That Benefit From Respiratory Muscle Aids
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
SMA Type 1 - Noninvasive Respiratory Management Approach
Infants and Small Children - SMA 1 & 2 and Congenital Myopathies
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Intensive Care Protocol
Air Stacking - Glossopharyngeal Breathing (GPB)
Center for NIV Alternatives and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Center Physicians & Staff
Introduction to Programs
About Dr. John R. Bach
Books and Articles -- Bibliography of Dr. Bach
Poem: The Battle by Jamys Moriarty (August 9, 1995)
Breathing Latin - Understanding Breathing Problems & Terms
Prevention of Pulmonary Morbidity in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
[Bach, Ishikawa & Kim]
Medicine With A Personal Touch - 1995 MDA Quest Magazine
An article highlighting Dr. Bach's work
New! -- The latest articles added.
Dr. Bach's Articles: ©2000-2004, John R. Bach, MD, used by permission.
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