BREATHE Clinical Director Recognized for Trending Article in Muscle and Nerve

Dr. Emily Plowman, BREATHE Clinical Director and Director of the UF Aerodigestive Research Core, was recently recognized for having one of the most read articles in Muscle in Nerve for 2018-2019. It is still one of the Top 5 most downloaded articles this month alone, despite being published in July 2018. This important article, “Impact of expiratory strength training in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Results of a randomized, sham‐controlled trial,” shows that a mild-intensity respiratory strength training program is safe and improves function in patients with ALS early in disease progression. Dr. Plowman’s study could have profound implications for ALS patients. Dr. Plowman and her team are currently enrolling patients in a randomized clinical trial to test a similar respiratory training approach.