The value of multiple tests of respiratory muscle strength.

@article{Steier2007TheVO,
  title={The value of multiple tests of respiratory muscle strength.},
  author={Joerg S Steier and Sundeep Kaul and John Chow Seymour and Caroline J Jolley and Gerrard F Rafferty and William D-C. Man and Yuan Ming Luo and Michael Roughton and Michael Iain Polkey and John Moxham},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={975-80}
}
BACKGROUND Respiratory muscle weakness is an important clinical problem. Tests of varying complexity and invasiveness are available to assess respiratory muscle strength. The relative precision of different tests in the detection of weakness is less clear, as is the value of multiple tests. METHODS The respiratory muscle function tests of clinical referrals who had multiple tests assessed in our laboratories over a 6-year period were analysed. Thresholds for weakness for each test were… CONTINUE READING

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