Nocturnal oximetry: utility in the respiratory management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


OBJECTIVE Current recommendations are to institute nocturnal nasal ventilation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients with a forced vital capacity (FVC) of <50% of predicted normal. The purpose of this study was to determine whether this is appropriate. DESIGN A total of 87 nocturnal oximetry evaluations were performed on 78 consecutive amyotrophic… (More)


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