Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurement of the calcaneus in patients with long-term non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV)

Manfred Neuhauser, Yvonne Pfündl & Klaus Hohenstein
Objective: Aim of the study was to examine whether persons with long-term non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) show an increased fracture risk compared to the healthy collective. Quantitative ultrasound measurements allow a quantitative analysis of the bone status as well as an estimation of the[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]