Influence of thoracoabdominal movement on pulmonary function in patients with Parkinson's disease: comparison with healthy subjects.

Abstract

Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may develop pulmonary dysfunction, but the pathogenesis remains unclear. We investigated a correlation between thoracoabdominal movements and pulmonary function in seven patients with PD and 14 healthy controls. We measured vital capacity (VC) and forced vital capacity (FVC) using an autospirometer, and measured chest… (More)

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