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25%-75%]: maximal mid-expiratory flow rate, MVV: maximum voluntary ventilation, MIP: maximum inspiratory pressure, MEP: maximum expiratory pressure.
Acute ventilatory insufficiency in cases of neuromuscular disease accompanied by any of the following: * Acute respiratory acidosis (hypercapnia and decreased arterial pH) * Progressive decline in vital capacity to below 10-15mL/kg * Progressive decline in maximum inspiratory pressure to below -20 to -30cm [H.
Other screening tools to measure respiratory insufficiency in the ALS population include maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP), arterial blood gases (ABGs), and nocturnal oximetry.

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