Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is characterized by progressive degeneration, wasting, and weakness of skeletal musculature, including respiratory muscles. Cough is also compromised with disease progression. Among cough-augmentation techniques, mechanical insufflation-exsufflation (MI-E) has demonstrated several clinical benefits in patients with chronic airway secretion obstruction and muscular weakness. In clinical practice, the use of MI-E in DMD patients is also suggested when they are stable with no airway infections. However, there is a paucity of studies that consider the effect of MI-E specifically on stable DMD patients who have adapted to the use of MI-E.

Acute Effects of Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation on the Breathing Pattern in Stable Subjects With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Cesareo, Ambra;Lo Mauro, Antonella;Biffi, Emilia;Aliverti, Andrea
2018

Abstract

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is characterized by progressive degeneration, wasting, and weakness of skeletal musculature, including respiratory muscles. Cough is also compromised with disease progression. Among cough-augmentation techniques, mechanical insufflation-exsufflation (MI-E) has demonstrated several clinical benefits in patients with chronic airway secretion obstruction and muscular weakness. In clinical practice, the use of MI-E in DMD patients is also suggested when they are stable with no airway infections. However, there is a paucity of studies that consider the effect of MI-E specifically on stable DMD patients who have adapted to the use of MI-E.
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