Chest | 13 Dec 2016
A Rodrigues, ML Da Silva, DC Berton, G Cipriano, F Pitta, DE O'Donnell and JA Neder
Single-point measurements of maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) are frequently used to suggest muscle weakness in clinical practice. Although there is a large variability in “mean” predicted MIP depending on the chosen reference values, it remains unclear whether those discrepancies actually impact on the prevalence of weakness, i.e., MIP below the lower limit of normal.
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