Inclusion body myositis is a rare myopathy associated with a high rate of respiratory complications. This condition usually requires prolonged mechanical ventilation and prolonged intensive care stay. The unsuccessful weaning is mainly related to respiratory muscle weakness that does not promptly respond to immunosuppressive therapy. We are reporting a case of a patient in whom the use of an inspiratory muscle-training program which started after a two-week period of mechanical ventilation was associated with a successful weaning in one week and hospital discharge after 2 subsequent weeks.
Cordeiro de Souza, L., Campos, J. F., Daher, L. P., Furtado da Silva, P., Ventura, A., do Prado, P. Z., … Lugon, J. R. (2014). Mechanical Ventilation Weaning in Inclusion Body Myositis: Feasibility of Isokinetic Inspiratory Muscle Training as an Adjunct Therapy. Case Reports in Critical Care, 2014, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/902541