Restoring breathing capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy by activating the brain
New research published in The Journal of Physiology today suggests that enhancing breathing via the brain may limit deficiencies in respiratory capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal genetic neuromuscular disease, which can lead to respiratory failure. Respiratory muscle dysfunction is recognized in DMD, however a thorough assessment of nervous system control of respiratory muscles is lacking. .. [read more]