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Abbreviations

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AB                                            Abdominal Binding

CNS                                         Central Nervous System

COPD                                      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CPAP                                       Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

DP                                           Diaphragm Pacing

ERV                                         Expiratory Reserve Volume

ES-LCE                                   Electrical Stimulation induced Leg Cycle Ergometry

Fb                                            Frequency of Breathing

FRC                                         Functional Residual Capacity

FES                                         Functional Electrical Stimulation

FEV1                                       Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second

FVC                                         Forced Vital Capacity

HFPV                                       High Frequency Percussion Ventilation

HVtV                                        High Tidal Volume Ventilation

IC                                             Inspiratory Capacity

IH                                             Isocapnic Hyperpnoea

IMT                                          Inspiratory Muscle Training

IMV                                          Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation

IPPB                                        Intermittent Positive-Pressure Breathing

IRV                                          Inspiratory Reserve Volume

MDI                                          Metered-Dose Inhaler

MEP (or PEmax)                     Maximal Expiratory Pressure

MIE                                          Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation

MIP (or PImax)                        Maximal Inspiratory Pressure

MV                                           Mechanical Ventilation

MVV                                        Maximal Voluntary Ventilation

Pes                                          Esophageal Pressure

Pga                                          Gastric Pressure

PaCO2                                     Partial Pressure of Arterial Carbon Dioxide

PaO2                                        Partial Pressure of Arterial Oxygen

PEFR                                        Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

PEmax                                      Maximal Expiratory Pressure

PImax                                       Maximal Inspiratory Pressure

PNS                                          Phrenic Nerve Stimulation

PVFB                                        Progressive Ventilator Free Breathing

REP                                          Resistive Endurance Protocol

RI                                              Respiratory Infection

RMT                                          Respiratory Muscle Training

RV                                            Residual Volume

SIP                                            Maximal Sustainable Mouth Pressure

Tlim                                           Endurance Time Sustained on Training Load

TLC                                           Total Lung Capacity

TLmax                                       Maximal Incremental Threshold Load

Ti/Ttot                                        Inspiratory Time/Total Time for One Breath

TV (or VT)                                 Tidal Volume

TRAMS                                     Tracheostomy Review And Management Service

UNDW                                      Ultrasonically Nebulized Distilled Water

VC                                             Vital Capacity

VE                                             Minute Ventilation