Lower thoracic spinal cord stimulation to restore cough in patients with spinal cord injury: results of a National Institutes of Health-Sponsored clinical trial. Part II: clinical outcomes.

@article{Dimarco2009LowerTS,
  title={Lower thoracic spinal cord stimulation to restore cough in patients with spinal cord injury: results of a National Institutes of Health-Sponsored clinical trial. Part II: clinical outcomes.},
  author={Anthony F Dimarco and Krzysztof E Kowalski and Robert T. Geertman and Dana R Hromyak and Fredrick S Frost and G. H. Creasey and Gregory A Nemunaitis},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={
          726-32
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical effects of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to restore cough in subjects with cervical spinal cord injury. DESIGN Clinical trial assessing the clinical outcomes and side effects associated with the cough system. SETTING Outpatient hospital or residence. PARTICIPANTS Subjects (N=9; 8 men, 1 woman) with cervical spinal cord injury. INTERVENTIONS SCS was performed at home by either the subjects themselves or caregivers on a chronic basis and as needed for… CONTINUE READING

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