Determinants of diaphragm motion in unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis.

@article{Scillia2004DeterminantsOD,
  title={Determinants of diaphragm motion in unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis.},
  author={Pierre Scillia and Matt{\'e}o Cappello and Andr{\'e} De Troyer},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={96-100}
}
Cranial displacement of a hemidiaphragm during sniffs is a cardinal sign of unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis in clinical practice. However, we have recently observed that isolated stimulation of one phrenic nerve in dogs causes the contralateral (inactive) hemidiaphragm to move caudally. In the present study, therefore, we tested the idea that, in… CONTINUE READING