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Some Remarks on Lung Function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • F. Ioli
  • G. Di Lorenzo
  • C. F. Donner
  • C. Fracchia
  • A. Patessio
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 209)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Lung Function Vital Capacity Acute Respiratory Failure Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Ioli
    • 1
  • G. Di Lorenzo
    • 2
  • C. F. Donner
    • 1
  • C. Fracchia
    • 1
  • A. Patessio
    • 1
  1. 1.‘Clinica del Lavoro’ Foundation, Institute of Care and ResearchDivision of Pulmonary DiseasesItaly
  2. 2.Division of NeurologyMedical Center of RehabilitationVeruno (NO)Italy

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