Effects of non-invasive ventilation and posture on chest wall volumes and motion in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case series

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Cristiana M. Magalhães; Guilherme A. Fregonezi; Mauro Vidigal-Lopes; Bruna S. P. P. Vieira; Danielle S. R. Vieira; Verônica F. Parreira;
  • Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia
  • Journal: volume 20, issue 4, pages 336-344issn: 1413-3555, eissn: 1809-9246
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5015675, doi: 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0164
  • Subject: rehabilitation | RM1-950 | Therapeutics. Pharmacology | Original Articles | neuromuscular diseases | non-invasive ventilation | lung volume measurements | amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ABSTRACT Background The effects of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) on the breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are unknown. Objectives 1) To analyze the influence of NIV on chest wall volumes and motion asse... View more