Some Remarks on Lung Function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Respiratory complications are very common in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which in all cases involves the muscles of the rib cage and the diaphragm. Sometimes these muscles are the earliest ones involved and patients with ALS usually die from respiratory problems such as hypoventilation, aspiration pneumonitis, other pneumonias and pulmonary embolism.
KeywordsAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Lung Function Vital Capacity Acute Respiratory Failure Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patient
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