Development of chronic hypoventilation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients.

@article{Coco2006DevelopmentOC,
  title={Development of chronic hypoventilation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients.},
  author={Daniele Lo Coco and Santino Marchese and Salvatore Corrao and Maria Cettina Pesco and Vincenzo La Bella and Federico Piccoli and Albino Lo Coco},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={1028-36}
}
Early prediction of respiratory muscle involvement and chronic hypoventilation (CH) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients can help to plan mechanical ventilatory aids and palliative care interventions well before respiratory failure occurs. To describe the natural history of the progressive pulmonary dysfunction leading to CH, and to identify potential parameters associated with its development in ALS, we prospectively followed 38 ALS patients up to 26 months, starting from their… CONTINUE READING

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