Assessment of respiratory muscle function and strength.

@article{Syabbalo1998AssessmentOR,
  title={Assessment of respiratory muscle function and strength.},
  author={N Syabbalo},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={74 870},
  pages={
          208-15
        }
}
Measurement of respiratory muscle strength is useful in order to detect respiratory muscle weakness and to quantify its severity. In patients with severe respiratory muscle weakness, vital capacity is reduced but is a non-specific and relatively insensitive measure. Conventionally, inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength has been assessed by maximal inspiratory and expiratory mouth pressures sustained for 1 s (PImax and PEmax) during maximal static manoeuvre against a closed shutter. However… CONTINUE READING
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