Recording Neurogenic Breathing Patterns in Acute Brain Injury

NCJ_cover.pngBy Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

First Online: 24 January 2020

In 1972, North and Jennett stated in the Lancet: “Abnormal breathing is often regarded as an incidental feature of brain damage, and little clinical attention is paid to it” [1]. It is very true: the changes in respiratory rate and rhythm are not always appreciated or recognized, and endotracheal intubation (with sedation and paralytic agents) will make any observation moot.

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