Effects of scoliosis on respiratory muscle strength in patients with neuromuscular disorders


Inal-Ince D., Savci S., Arikan H., SAĞLAM M., Vardar-Yagli N., Bosnak-Guclu M., ...More

SPINE JOURNAL, vol.9, no.12, pp.981-986, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.spinee.2009.08.451
  • Journal Name: SPINE JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.981-986
  • Keywords: Neuromuscular disorders, Lung function, Respiratory muscle strength, Scoliosis, DUCHENNE MUSCULAR-DYSTROPHY, PULMONARY-FUNCTION, CHILDREN, PRESSURES, CAPACITY, WEAKNESS, FLOW
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Neuromuscular disorders (NMD) are characterized by loss of lung Volume and respiratory muscle weakness, but the effects of scoliosis on lung function are unclear.