Altered cough mechanics in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Takeaway

  • This study looked at differences in cough airflow patterns between people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and healthy controls. Impairments in voluntary cough production may exacerbate ALS disease pathology and outcome.

Why this matters

  • Impairments in airflow parameters in people with ALS are poorly understood leading to ineffective management of their pulmonary health.