Injury of the human diaphragm associated with exertion and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{OrozcoLevi2001InjuryOT,
  title={Injury of the human diaphragm associated with exertion and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Mauricio A Orozco-Levi and Jos{\'e} Luis Lloreta and Joan Minguella and S Villanueva Serrano and Joan Maria Broquetas and Joaquim Gea},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={164 9},
  pages={1734-9}
}
Injury of the diaphragm may have clinical relevance having been reported in cases of sudden infant death syndrome or fatal asthma. However, examination of diaphragm injury after acute inspiratory loading has not been reported. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an acute inspiratory overload induces injury of the human diaphragm and to determine if diaphragm from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is more susceptible to injury. Eighteen patients with COPD and 11 control… CONTINUE READING
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