91. Restrictive Thoracic and Neuromuscular Disorders

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Christophe Perrin,
  2. Carolyn D'Ambrosio,
  3. Alexander White,
  4. Erik Garpestad and
  5. Nicholas S. Hill

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch91

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Perrin, C., D'Ambrosio, C., White, A., Garpestad, E. and Hill, N. S. (2005) Restrictive Thoracic and Neuromuscular Disorders, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch91

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • thoracic cage disorders;
  • Functional residual capacity (FRC);
  • SDB and neuromuscular diseases


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sleep and Breathing In Normal Subjects

  • Effects of Thoracic Restriction on Breathing During Sleep

  • Assessment of Breathing During Sleep in Restrictive Thoracic Disorders

  • Patterns of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Thoracic Cage and Specific Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Management of Respiratory Insufficiency During Sleep

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References

  • Additional Reading