Articles by William B. McKay in JoVE
Evaluation of Respiratory Muscle Activation Using Respiratory Motor Control Assessment (RMCA) in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Sevda C. Aslan1, Manpreet K. Chopra1, William B. McKay2, Rodney J. Folz3, Alexander V. Ovechkin1 1Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville, 2Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory, Shepherd Center, 3Department of Medicine: Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders, University of Louisville The purpose of this publication is to present our original work on a multi-muscle surface electromyographic approach to quantitatively characterize respiratory muscle activation patterns in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury using vector-based analysis.
Other articles by William B. McKay on PubMed
Respiratory Motor Control Disrupted by Spinal Cord Injury: Mechanisms, Evaluation, and Restoration Translational Stroke Research. Dec, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 22408690 Pulmonary complications associated with persistent respiratory muscle weakness, paralysis, and spasticity are among the most important problems faced by patients with spinal cord injury when lack of muscle strength and disorganization of reciprocal respiratory muscle control lead to breathing insufficiency. This review describes the mechanisms of the respiratory motor control and its change in individuals with spinal cord injury, methods by which respiratory function is measured, and rehabilitative treatment used to restore respiratory function in those who have experienced such injury.