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Systematic Review

Seven systematic reviews have examined various interventions that affect respiratory function and management of people with SCI. Interventions examined include respiratory muscle training (RMT), abdominal binding, secretion removal techniques, exercise training, and treatments for acute SCI and sleep disorders. These systematic reviews are outlined in Table 1 below, however, the conclusions and recommendations related to these findings are incorporated in the specific sections later in the chapter that summarize the respective treatments.

Table 1: Systematic Review