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From: The use of full-setting non-invasive ventilation in the home care of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-motor neuron disease with end-stage respiratory muscle failure: a case series

Figure 1

Ratios regarding pulmonary function tests, hours using non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and months of evolution. Panel A - Vital capacity (VC) in a percentage of the normal values, PaCO2 in mmHg and hours of NIV use. Panel B - Maximal static respiratory pressures at the mouth: maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) and maximal expiratory pressure (MEP) are expressed as a percentage of the normal values. Tests show a worsening of the pulmonary function, maintaining normocapnia. The NIV duration was increased to full-time NIV for 16 months before death. During the last few months, VC was non-measurable, and MIP and MEP were zero or non-measurable.

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