Diaphragm stimulation technology, pacemakers and use

Authors

  • Ismail Can Karacaoglu Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Türkiye
  • Suat Gezer Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Türkiye

Keywords:

Diaphragm, pacemaker, ALS, cervical spinal cord injury, stimulation, implant

Abstract

Diaphragm stimulation technology is used in the second-line treatment of respiratory failure due to bilateral diaphragmatic dysfunction. However, an intact diaphragm muscle function is needed for a successful diaphragm stimulation. Diaphragm pacemakers does not help in pathologies that may occur in these regions but it has been shown in studies with long-term follow-up that in patients who will be connected to a long-term mechanical ventilator, it can protect from ventilator-related infections, reduce lung atelectasis, and lead a comfortable and active life both in terms of psychology. According to diaphragm pacemaker practices, postoperative gains are unfortunately not at desired level.

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Published

2022-08-14

How to Cite

Karacaoglu, I. C., & Gezer, S. (2022). Diaphragm stimulation technology, pacemakers and use. Journal of Bionic Memory, 2(2), 44–48. Retrieved from http://jbionicmemory.com/index.php/jbm/article/view/27