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This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about paediatric med­i­cine, especially ventilation related topics. The words, graphs, images  and other con­tent pro­vided on this webpage and in any linked mate­ri­als should not be considered med­ical advice.


For medical concerns please contact an appropriately-licensed physi­cian.

If you have a med­ical emer­gency, call 000 now.

The views expressed on this web­site are clearly the authors' and have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, university or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are  affiliated.


This Terms of Use Agree­ment (“Agree­ment”) is entered between “you” (the reader or any other user of this weblog, also known as PIVARES, the “Site”), Dr Juerg Burren  (the “Principal author”) and the PIVARES supporting brains  (the ‘team’).  Access to the website and any use thereof is sub­ject to the terms and con­di­tions set forth herein.  By access­ing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using and its contents you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

This agree­ment con­tains dis­claimers and other pro­vi­sions that limit the author’s lia­bil­ity to you. 

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The principal author pro­vides the site and any ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opinions, con­tent, ref­er­ences and links to other knowl­edge resources (“Con­tent”) for infor­ma­tional pur­poses only. The author does not pro­vide any med­ical advice on the site.

Access­ing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using the site does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the principal author or the team. 


You hereby agree that you shall not make any med­ical or health-related deci­sion based in whole or in part on any­thing con­tained in the site.  You should not rely on any infor­ma­tion con­tained in the site and related mate­ri­als in mak­ing med­ical, health-related or other deci­sions.  You should con­sult a licensed physi­cian or appropriately-credentialed health care worker in your com­mu­nity in all mat­ters relat­ing to your health.


The con­tent may be changed with­out notice and is not guar­an­teed to be com­plete, cor­rect, timely, cur­rent or up-to-date.  Sim­i­lar to any printed mate­ri­als, the con­tent may become out-of-date. The author under­takes no oblig­a­tion to update any con­tent on the site.  The principal author may update, change or withdraw con­tent at any time with­out notice, based on the principal author’s sole and absolute dis­cre­tion.


Opin­ions expressed in the Site are not nec­es­sar­ily those of the principal author or team.  Any opin­ions of the principal author have been con­sid­ered in the con­text of cer­tain con­di­tions and sub­ject to assump­tions that can­not nec­es­sar­ily be applied to an indi­vid­ual case or par­tic­u­lar cir­cum­stance.  The con­tent may not and should not be used or relied upon for any other pur­pose, includ­ing, but not lim­ited to, use in or in con­nec­tion with any legal proceeding.


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You are respon­si­ble for the com­ments you post. You may not imper­son­ate any other per­son through the site.  You may not post con­tent that is defam­a­tory, fraud­u­lent, obscene, threat­en­ing, inva­sive of another person’s pri­vacy rights or that is oth­er­wise unlaw­ful.  You may not post con­tent that infringes on the intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights of any other per­son or entity.  You may not post any con­tent that includes any com­puter virus or other code designed to dis­rupt, dam­age, or limit the func­tion­ing of any com­puter soft­ware or hardware.

By sub­mit­ting or post­ing con­tent on the site, you grant the principal author and team the right to remove any con­tent or com­ment that, in the principal author’s sole judg­ment, does not com­ply with the terms and con­di­tions of this agree­ment or is oth­er­wise objec­tion­able.  You also grant the principal author  the right to mod­ify, adapt, and edit any con­tent.


The site may con­tain links to other (“third party”) web sites. These links are pro­vided solely as a con­ve­nience and not as a guar­an­tee or rec­om­men­da­tion by the principal author for the ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opin­ion or any other con­tent on such third party web sites or as an indi­ca­tion of any affil­i­a­tion, spon­sor­ship or endorse­ment of such third party web sites.

If you decide to access a linked web­site, you do so at your own risk.  Your use of other web­sites is sub­ject to the terms of use for such sites.

The principal author is not respon­si­ble for the con­tent of any linked or oth­er­wise con­nected web sites.  The principal author does not make any rep­re­sen­ta­tions or guar­an­tees regard­ing the pri­vacy prac­tices of,  the con­tent or accu­racy of mate­ri­als included in any linked or third party web­site. 



Con­tent made avail­able at the site is pro­vided on an “as is” and “as avail­able” basis with­out war­ranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. Under no cir­cum­stances, as a result of your use of the site, will the principal author be liable to you or to any other per­son for any direct, indi­rect, inci­den­tal, con­se­quen­tial, spe­cial, exem­plary or other dam­ages under any legal the­ory, includ­ing, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, tort, con­tract, strict lia­bil­ity or oth­er­wise, even if advised of the pos­si­bil­ity of such damages.


The site is intended for per­sons eigh­teen (18) years or older. Per­sons under the age of eigh­teen (18) must not access, use or browse the site.


You agree to indem­nify and hold the author harm­less from any claim or demand, includ­ing attor­neys’ fees, made by any third party as a result of (1) any con­tent posted or made avail­able by you on this site, (2) any vio­la­tion of law that occurs by you through the site, and/or (3) any­thing you do using the site and/or the con­tent con­tained therein.


The Author may mod­ify the terms and con­di­tions of this agree­ment in whole or in party at any time for any rea­son with­out any notice to you, based on her dis­cre­tion. Such mod­i­fied terms and con­di­tions shall super­sede these terms and con­di­tions and shall become bind­ing when pub­lished online on the Site.



You accept that this agree­ment rep­re­sents the entire under­stand­ing between you and the author con­cern­ing use of the site.



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