Randomised Clinical Trial:
Inspiratory and expiratory muscle training in subacute stroke
Monique Messaggi-Sartor, Anna Guillen-Solà, Marina Depolo et al
The objective of this randomised clinical trial, published in Neurology (Neurology 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001827) is to assess the effectiveness, feasibility, and safety of short-term inspiratory and expiratory muscle training (IEMT) in subacute stroke patients.
Inspiratory and Expiratory Muscle Training induces significant improvement in inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength and could potentially offer an additional therapeutic tool aimed to reduce respiratory complications at 6 months in stroke patients.