Cough gastric pressure and maximum expiratory mouth pressure in humans.

  title={Cough gastric pressure and maximum expiratory mouth pressure in humans.},
  author={William D-C. Man and Dimitris Kyroussis and Tracey A Fleming and Alfredo Chetta and Farzaneh Harraf and Naveed Mustfa and Gerrard F Rafferty and Michael Iain Polkey and John Moxham},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={168 6},
Maximal expiratory mouth pressure is a well established test that is used to assess expiratory muscle strength. However, low values are difficult to interpret, as they may result from technical difficulties in performing the test, particularly in patients with facial muscle weakness or bulbar dysfunction. We hypothesized that measuring the gastric pressure during a cough, a natural maneuver recruiting the expiratory muscles, might prove to be a useful additional test in the assessment of… CONTINUE READING


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