Effect of spinal surgery on lung function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

@article{Kennedy1995EffectOS,
  title={Effect of spinal surgery on lung function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.},
  author={J. Declan Kennedy and Amy Staples and P. D. Brook and D Willams Parsons and Alastair D Sutherland and Andrew J Martin and Lara Stern and Bruce Kristian Foster},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1995},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={1173-8}
}
BACKGROUND The effect on subsequent respiratory function of spinal stabilisation for scoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy is unclear. In order to clarify this clinical problem, changes in the forced vital capacity of a group of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who had undergone spinal surgery were measured and compared with a group of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who had not had surgery. METHODS In this retrospective study 17 boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who… CONTINUE READING

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