Respiratory muscle function in patients with neuromuscular disorders and cardiopulmonary diseases.

Abstract

Respiratory muscle dysfunction frequently occurs in patients with neuromuscular disorders, cardiopulmonary diseases and in patients in intensive care units. Respiratory muscle weakness and/or fatigue is responsible for dyspnoea, reduced exercise tolerance, nocturnal desaturation, and prolonged weaning from mechanical ventilation. Chronic respiratory muscle… (More)

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@article{Syabbalo1998RespiratoryMF, title={Respiratory muscle function in patients with neuromuscular disorders and cardiopulmonary diseases.}, author={Nightingale Syabbalo}, journal={International journal of clinical practice}, year={1998}, volume={52 5}, pages={319-29} }