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Respiratory Manifestations of Neuromuscular and Chest Wall Disease, An Issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine. The Clinics: Internal Medicine Volume 39-2

  • Book
  • May 2018
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 4455140

This issue of Chest Medicine Clinics focuses on Respiratory Manifestations of Neuromuscular and Chest Wall Disease, with topics including: Respiratory Pathophysiology of CW; Respiratory Pathophysiology of NMDiseases; Sleep Disordered breathing in NMDs and CW; PFT Measurements in NMD and CW disorders; Assessing diaphragm function in chest wall and neuromuscular disease; Disorders of the Diaphragm; Disorders of the CW; Muscular Dystrophies; Respiratory Issues in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Metabolic myopathies and the Respiratory System; Respiratory complications of SCI; Obesity hypoventilation syndrome; NIV in NMD and CW; Swallowing and Secretion Management Issues in Neuromuscular Disease; Advances in Cell and Molecular Biology in NMD; and Diaphragm Pacing.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Progress in the Treatment of Patients with Neuromuscular and Nonmuscular Chest Wall Diseases

Section 1: Basics

Chest Wall Diseases: Respiratory Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology of Neuromuscular Respiratory Diseases

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Neuromuscular and Chest Wall Diseases

Pulmonary Function Testing in Neuromuscular and Chest Wall Disorders

Assessing Diaphragm Function in Chest Wall and Neuromuscular Diseases

Section 2: Disorders

Disorders of the Diaphragm

Disorders of the Chest Wall: Clinical Manifestations

Muscular Dystrophies

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and the Respiratory System

Metabolic Myopathies and the Respiratory System

Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: Pulmonary Physiologic Principles and Management

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Section 3: Treatment

Noninvasive Ventilation for Neuromuscular Disease

Swallowing and Secretion Management in Neuromuscular Disease

Diaphragm Pacing


F. Dennis McCool Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Joshua O. Benditt University of Washington Medical Center.