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Neuromuscular Disease Issues Emerging in Sleep

Adnan A. Abbasi and Peter C. Gay

in Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders

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Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195377835
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0018
Neuromuscular Disease Issues Emerging in Sleep

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Chapter 18 discusses some general concepts regarding the clinical effects of respiratory muscle weakness in patients with neuromuscular disease and pulmonary function as well as sleep- related abnormalities; a select number of more common neuromuscular disorders will be reviewed in more detail, emphasizing acute and emergent aspects of sleep-related breathing events in these disorders. The chapter all addresses assessment and therapy for the sleep-related breathing disorders as well as urgent interventions to diagnose and treat sleep-related breathing dysfunction in neuromuscular disorders.

Chapter.  9464 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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