Severe Impairments Seen in Diaphragm Motion, Study Shows

Severe Impairments Seen in Diaphragm Motion, Study Shows

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Severe Impairments Seen in Diaphragm Motion, Study Shows

Pompe disease patients show severe impairments in diaphragm motion, the major muscle of respiration, when compared with those who have other muscle disorders or motor neuron diseases, a small study reports. The study, “Diaphragmatic dysfunction in neuromuscular disease, an MRI study,” was published in the journal Neuromuscular Disorders. Respiratory insufficiency is a common problem among people with Pompe disease or other neuromuscular diseases. It is often caused by weakness of the diaphragm, the major muscle…

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