Breathing pattern adjustments during the first year following cervical spinal cord injury

@article{Loveridge1992BreathingPA,
  title={Breathing pattern adjustments during the first year following cervical spinal cord injury},
  author={B M Loveridge and Reza Sanii and H I Dubo},
  journal={Paraplegia},
  year={1992},
  volume={30},
  pages={479-488}
}
The alterations in lung function and breathing pattern were examined in 6 quadriplegics at 3, 6 and > 12 months post injury, and were compared to 6 able bodied controls. Subjects were studied in both the seated and supine positions. Functional residual capacity (FRC), forced vital capacity (FVC), inspiratory capacity (IC), and maximum mouth pressure (Pimax) at FRC were measured. Total lung capacity (TLC) and residual volume (RV) were calculated. Resting breathing pattern was assessed for 20… CONTINUE READING