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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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Neuromuscular and skeletal diseases

Neuromuscular and skeletal diseases

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(p.307) Chapter 18 Neuromuscular and skeletal diseases
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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease
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Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0018

This chapter examines breathlessness or dyspnoea associated with neuromuscular and skeletal disorders. Breathlessness in neuromuscular and skeletal disorders may be due to global respiratory muscle weakness or selective weakness, and it is important to carefully assess the pattern of respiratory muscle weakness in order to plan appropriate treatment. Some of the most effective interventions include couch assistance, prevention of tracheobronchial aspiration, and education in specific types of respiratory breathing patterns.

Keywords:   breathlessness, dyspnoea, neuromuscular disorders, skeletal disorders, muscle weakness, couch assistance, tracheobronchial aspiration, breathing patterns

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