Assessment for Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

  • Spirometry
  • Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure
  • Peak cough flow
  • Whole body plethysmography
  • Polysomnography
  • Venous blood gas
  • Serum bicarbonate concentration
  • Complete blood count
  • Assess cough effectiveness
  • Manual Assistance
  • In-exsufflator
  • Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation
  • Pneumococcal vaccine
  • Annual influenza vaccine
  • Optimize nutrition
  • Avoid Obesity
  • Assess for scoliosis
  • Chest x-ray
  • Assess for dysphagia
  • Swallow study
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Avoidance of smoke exposure
  • Steroids
  • Monitor for steroid side effects

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