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Respiratory function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. The role of sleep studies

By V Tsara, E Serasli, P Steiropoulos, A Tsorova, M Antoniadou and P Zisi

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Background and aim: Respiratory function decline in association with sleep breathing abnormalities in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients are fully recognized as crucial manifestations in the natural course of the disease, severely affecting the prognosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the respiratory function at daytime and during sleep in a population of ALS patients and investigate the necessity of sleep study performance for the appropriate management of the disease

Topics: Original Article
Publisher: LITHOGRAPHIA Antoniadis I.-Psarras Th. G.P.
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2843568
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