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Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2009 Feb 28;165(2-3):266-7. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2008.11.010. Epub 2008 Dec 7.

Idiopathic diaphragmatic paralysis--satisfactory improvement of inspiratory muscle function by inspiratory muscle training.

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Pulmonary Department, Hietzing Hospital, Wolkensbergenstrasse 1, Vienna, Austria. milos.petrovic@wienkav.at

Abstract

Daily inspiratory muscle strength and endurance training (IMT) was performed in a 44-year-old patient with idiopathic bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis (BDP) in addition to nocturnal non-invasive ventilation (NIV). After 4 months of training inspiratory muscle function improved satisfactorily whereas phrenic nerve latency remained pathological. Due to the improvement of inspiratory muscle capacity nocturnal NIV could be stopped without inducing nocturnal respiratory insufficiency.

PMID:
19111633
DOI:
10.1016/j.resp.2008.11.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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