respiratory care

'Best practices' for treating various neuromuscular diseases are described in this third and final report on MDA's 2012 Clinical Conference

posted on April 19, 2012 - 6:00am
Several experts presented their views of "best practices" for care of people with neuromuscular disorders at MDA's 2012 Clinical Conference, held in Las Vegas March 4-7. Many questions remain about optimal care in these disorders, but it's clear that attention to heart and respiratory function are of paramount importance. This article looks at:

Overcoming sleep problems

posted on October 1, 2000 - 3:07pm
Scott Porterfield of Hilliard, Ohio, says he's occasionally had to spend the night in his wheelchair because he's found it impossible to get comfortable in bed. Porterfield, who's 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds, has Becker muscular dystrophy and enough muscle weakness to keep him nearly immobilized without mechanical aids. His shoulders are uneven, making the left one higher than the...

Respiratory care can improve quality of life

posted on December 1, 1998 - 3:51pm
Second of a two-part series. Read the first part: "Breathe Easy: Options offered for respiratory care."

Options offered for respiratory care

posted on October 1, 1998 - 3:37pm
This is the first of a two-part series on respiratory care, which concludes with "A Breath of Fresh Air."