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Respiratory muscle training in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  1. E Rodillo,
  2. C M Noble-Jamieson,
  3. V Aber,
  4. J Z Heckmatt,
  5. F Muntoni,
  6. V Dubowitz
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London.


    Twenty two boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy were entered into a randomised double blind crossover trial to compare respiratory muscle training with a Triflow II inspirometer and 'placebo' training with a mini peak flow meter. Supine posture was associated with significantly impaired lung function, but respiratory muscle training showed no benefit.

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