Respiratory insufficiency with preserved diaphragmatic function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

@article{Yamauchi2014RespiratoryIW,
  title={Respiratory insufficiency with preserved diaphragmatic function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.},
  author={Rika Yamauchi and Tomihiro Imai and Emiko Tsuda and Takayoshi Hozuki and Daisuke Yamamoto and Shun Shimohama},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={1325-31}
}
OBJECTIVE We performed a longitudinal study to elucidate the correlation between respiratory insufficiency and respiratory biomarkers, including diaphragmatic compound muscle action potential (DCMAP), at the initiation of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS The patients were assessed at least every… CONTINUE READING