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Respiratory Diagnostic Tools in Neuromuscular Disease

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M4G 1R8, Canada
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Division of Respiratory Medicine, 4539 Hill Wing, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
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Children 2018, 5(6), 78; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5060078
Received: 10 May 2018 / Revised: 9 June 2018 / Accepted: 11 June 2018 / Published: 15 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 5th Anniversary Issue)
Children with neuromuscular disease (NMD) are at risk of acquiring respiratory complications. Both clinical assessments and respiratory diagnostic tests are important to optimize the respiratory health and care of such children. The following respiratory diagnostic tools and their utility for evaluating children with NMD are discussed in this article: lung function testing (spirometry and lung volumes), peak cough flow (PCF), respiratory muscle strength testing, oximetry, capnography, and polysomnography. View Full-Text
Keywords: children; neuromuscular disease; pulmonary function testing; respiratory muscle testing; peak cough flow; oximetry; capnography; polysomnogram children; neuromuscular disease; pulmonary function testing; respiratory muscle testing; peak cough flow; oximetry; capnography; polysomnogram
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Chiang, J.; Mehta, K.; Amin, R. Respiratory Diagnostic Tools in Neuromuscular Disease. Children 2018, 5, 78.

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