Use of respiratory function tests to predict survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Respiratory function tests (RFTs) are commonly used as a measure of progression in ALS. This study assessed the ability of various RFTs to predict survival in ALS patients. Subjects with ALS had one or more measurements of seated and supine FVC, maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) and maximal expiratory pressure (MEP). Kaplan-Meier (KM) analysis was used to… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/17482960902991773

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