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Table 2 Diaphragmatic dysfunction in normal and forced breathing according to the clinical examination

From: Incidence and predictive factors of diaphragmatic dysfunction in acute stroke

 Normal breathing (n = 60)Forced breathing (n = 52)
 DysfunctionNo dysfunctionDysfunctionNo dysfunction
NIHSS
NIHSS 0–614 (40%)21 (60%)2 (6%)31 (94%)
NIHSS 7–156 (50%)6 (50%)3 (30%)7 (70%)
NIHSS ≥1611 (85%)2 (15%)1 (11%)8 (89%)
Hemiparesis degree in the MRC scale
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16 (100%)01 (50%)1 (50%)
26 (100%)03 (50%)3 (50%)
310 (100%)02 (20%)8 (80%)
46 (54.5%)5 (45.5%)011 (100%)
53 (11.1%)24 (88.8%)023 (100%)
  1. The table shows the relationship between diaphragmatic dysfunction and the NIHSS score and the degree of hemiparesis according to the MRC scale of muscle strength
  2. MRC Medical Research Council, NIHSS National Institute of Health Stroke