Current concepts of respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease in children

Title

Current concepts of respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease in children

Creator

Schramm CM

Publisher

Current Opinion In Pediatrics

Date

2000

Subject

Child; Humans; Prognosis; Lung Diseases/diagnosis/etiology/therapy; Neuromuscular Diseases/complications/diagnosis/therapy; Respiratory Insufficiency/diagnosis/etiology/therapy

Description

Chronic neuromuscular diseases affect the respiratory muscles in varying patterns and degrees. As a result, patients with these disorders develop restrictive pulmonary disease, ineffective cough, atelectasis and pneumonia, and chronic respiratory insufficiency leading to respiratory failure. Therapeutic strategies are evolving to augment cough and airway clearance, improve lung volumes, and support the patient with progressive ventilatory failure. These techniques have improved longevity and quality of life for many patients with neuromuscular disease.
2000

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Schramm CM, “Current concepts of respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease in children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 16, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11968.