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Conditioning of the diaphragm by phrenic nerve pacing in primary alveolar hypoventilation.
  1. P G Wilcox,
  2. P D Paré,
  3. J A Fleetham
  1. Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


    A patient with respiratory muscle weakness due to alveolar hypoventilation was treated with nocturnal bilateral phrenic nerve pacing for one year. Treatment was associated with a progressive increase in diaphragmatic strength and endurance.

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