The Diaphragm Pacing Stimulator (DPS) has been used to treat ventilatory insufficiency in quadriplegic patients. The FDA approved a trial using the DPS in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Three patients with advanced ALS, who underwent laparoscopic diaphragmatic pacer placement, and their general anesthetic management, are presented.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jclinane.2009.09.010
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