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Case Reports in MedicineVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 587901, 3 pages

Case Report

Gulhane Medical School, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Department of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Received 24 November 2011; Revised 28 January 2012; Accepted 8 February 2012

Academic Editor: Raed Dweik

Copyright © 2012 Funda Yasar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

It is aimed to present the usefulness of inspiratory muscle trainer IMT in treatment of a 20-year-old male patient with diaphragmatic paralysis and tetraplegia due to spinal cord injury SCI, and supporting effect of IMT in recovering from respiratory failure by rendering his diaphragm functions. The treatment was applied through the tracheostomy cannula by a modified IMT device. After applying IMT for three weeks, it was observed that the diaphragm recovered its functions in electromyography EMG test. As a result, in this study, we present a case where a patient could live without any respiratory device for the rest of his life with the help of modified IMT.





Author: Funda Yasar, Canturk Tasci, Sema Savci, Ergun Tozkoparan, Omer Deniz, Arzu Balkan, and Hayati Bilgic

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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