mustangsally65 Posted February 2, 2009 Report Share Posted February 2, 2009 I found this citation while doing some research. Siafakas, NM "Respiratory muscle function in endocrine diseases" Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease. 1999 Apr; Vol. 54 (2), pp. 154-9; PMID: 10394831 Siafakas NM, Alexopoulou C, Bouros D. Dept of Thoracic Medicine, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece. This review reports evidence showing that the function of the respiratory muscles (RMs) is affected in endocrinopathies and emphasizes that clinicians should look for RM weakness in hormone inbalances. Although there is a potential pathophysiological mechanism for affecting RM in diabetes insipidus, hypoparathyroidism, Cushing's disease, pheochromocytoma, adrenalin deficiency or androgen disorder, no study was found in the available literature. Therefore, investigations are urgently needed in these diseases. Controversial results have been reported in acromegaly, hypopituitarism, diabetes mellitus and steroid-induced (iatrogenic) RM myopathy. Obviously, these are areas for further research. Respiratory muscle dysfunction has been well documented in thyroid disease and there is general agreement that both hypo- and hyperthyroidism are associated with reversible respiratory muscle weakness. I've been through PubMed and Medline, and done some general web searches too, but I can't find a free full-text. Can anyone help? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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