Pulmonary function in multiple sclerosis without any respiratory complaints


Altintas A. , Demir T. , Ikitimur H. D. , Yildirim N.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.109, no.3, pp.242-246, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2006.09.004
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-246

Abstract

Objectives: Pulmonary complications in severe multiple sclerosis (MS) are often seen secondary to respiratory muscle dysfunction. The development of respiratory muscle dysfunction and its association with disability during the course of MS is unknown. In our study,we investigated the predictive value of respiratory muscle functions and the change in forced vital capacity (Delta forced vital capacity [FVC]; FVC upright - FVC supine) to detect deterioration of respiratory muscle functions in the early phase of MS.