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Pulmonary function in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at disease onset.
|Title||Pulmonary function in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at disease onset.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Chandrasoma B, Balfe D, Naik T, Elsayegh A, Lewis M, Mosenifar Z|
|Journal||Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo|
|Date Published||2012 Sep-Dec|
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting both the upper and lower motor neurons. Deteriorating pulmonary function as a reflection of progressive respiratory muscle weakness is a common feature, accounting for the majority of deaths. The aim of the study was to describe a trend in initial pulmonary function tests (PFT) of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients, in addition, differentiating between the types of disease onset, bulbar, limb muscle, and a combination.
|Alternate Journal||Monaldi Arch Chest Dis|