Pulmonary Physical Therapy Techniques to Enhance Survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Systematic Review

@article{Macpherson2016PulmonaryPT,
  title={Pulmonary Physical Therapy Techniques to Enhance Survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Systematic Review},
  author={Chelsea E Macpherson and Clare C Bassile},
  journal={Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={165–175}
}
Background and Purpose: Respiratory insufficiency is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Although mechanical interventions are effective in prolonging survival through respiratory support, pulmonary physical therapy interventions are being investigated. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the effectiveness of pulmonary physical therapy interventions across the progressive stages of ALS. Methods: Six databases… Expand
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