Diaphragm pacing system implanted in a patient with ALS

Dilcan Kotan, Kamil Kaymak, Aslı Aksoy Gündogdu
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2016 August 10, 29 (3): 611-2
The diaphragm pacing system (DPS) is a life quality improving operation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who need mechanical ventilation or have chronic respiratory insufficiency. This procedure is gaining in popularity, and the number of centers implanting diaphragm pacing systems (DPS) is increasing. DPS delays the need for a ventilation machine in the early stages of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease. In this case study, we present a young female ALS patient. A DPS was implanted after respiratory insufficiency began. In the one-year follow-up period following her operation, her need for ventilatory support disappeared.

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