Respiratory muscle testing: a valuable tool for children with neuromuscular disorders.

@article{Nicot2006RespiratoryMT,
  title={Respiratory muscle testing: a valuable tool for children with neuromuscular disorders.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Nicot and Nicholas Hart and V{\'e}ronique Forin and Mich{\'e}le Boul{\'e} and Annick Cl{\'e}ment and Michael Ian Polkey and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lofaso and Brigitte Fauroux},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={174 1},
  pages={67-74}
}
RATIONALE Data on respiratory muscle performance in children with neuromuscular disorders are limited. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess respiratory muscle strength by volitional and nonvolitional tests and to compare these tests with forced vital capacity. METHODS Inspiratory muscle strength was assessed by measuring transdiaphragmatic and esophageal pressures generated during volitional and nonvolitional maneuvers, whereas expiratory muscle strength was assessed by measuring… CONTINUE READING

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