R A Lyall
Affiliation: King's College London
- A prospective study of quality of life in ALS patients treated with noninvasive ventilationR A Lyall
Respiratory Muscle Laboratory, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Guy s, King s, and St Thomas School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Neurology 57:153-6. 2001..In conclusion, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation enhances quality of life when used to treat sleep-disordered breathing in patients with ALS...
- The effect of noninvasive ventilation on ALS patients and their caregiversN Mustfa
Respiratory Muscle Laboratory, Guy s, King s, and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College Hospital, UK
Neurology 66:1211-7. 2006..Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) reduces mortality and improves some aspects of quality of life (QoL) in ALS. However, concerns remain that progressive disability may negate these benefits and unnecessarily burden caregivers...
- Respiratory aspects of neurological diseaseM I Polkey
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry and King s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 66:5-15. 1999....
- Cough augmentation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosisN Mustfa
Respiratory Muscle Laboratory, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College Hospital, London, UK
Neurology 61:1285-7. 2003..05), 26% (p < 0.001) in bulbar, and 28% (p < 0.001) in nonbulbar patients. The greatest improvements were in patients with the weakest coughs. Patient group and level of weakness influenced the effect of augmentation...
- Effect of diaphragm fatigue on neural respiratory driveY M Luo
Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9PJ, United Kingdom
J Appl Physiol 90:1691-9. 2001..51 +/- 0.31 vs 1.55 +/- 0.31 for IRL, respectively. We conclude that the esophageal diaphragm EMG can be used to assess neural drive and that diaphragm fatigue of the intensity observed in this study does not affect respiratory drive...
- Diaphragm compound muscle action potential measured with magnetic stimulation and chest wall surface electrodesY M Luo
Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College Hospital, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ, UK
Respir Physiol Neurobiol 130:275-83. 2002..Our results show that PNCT can be accurately measured with magnetic stimulation when care is taken to avoid coactivation of the brachial plexus...