"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

To order Dr. Bach's books...
Physical Medicine Interventions for Skeletal and Cardiorespiratory Muscle Dysfunction (2020)
Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases (2004)
Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation (2002)

"John R. Bach, M.D., is another must-read author in the NMD community. His book, Guide to the Evaluation and Management of Neuromuscular Disease (Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 1999), presents in plain language an excellent overview of the stages of neuromuscular disease and the medical complications that may arise in each stage. One of the refreshing differences between this book and others on the subject is Dr. Bach's "good news," forged in experience rather than statistics, of the treatment options that help children and adults with NMD live longer and avoid invasive medical procedures."
RehabInfo Network for Neuromuscular Diseases

Feature Story
      A Matter of Life and Breath
      Dr. John Bach "Inspires" Patients to Survive and Thrive

Sidebar Stories
      Moving Beyond the Iron Lung
      The Hazards of Oxygen
      A Recent Study

Reprinted from UMDNJ HealthState
Summer 2002, used by permission.

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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

Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
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
Outpatient Protocol
Air Stacking - Glossopharyngeal Breathing (GPB)

Center for NIV Alternatives and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Center Physicians & Staff
Introduction to Programs
Further Information
Trained Individuals

About Dr. John R. Bach
Books and Articles -- Bibliography of Dr. Bach

Poem: The Battle by Jamys Moriarty (August 9, 1995)

By Rich Clingman (webmaster)

Breathing Latin - Understanding Breathing Problems & Terms

Featured Articles - Other Sites

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. John R. Bach - The DMD/SMA/ALS Doc
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