Respiratory inductance plethysmography used to diagnose bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis: a case report.

OBJECTIVE To report the use of respiratory inductance plethysmography in the diagnosis and management for a case of bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis after repeated sternotomies in a 23-month-old child. DESIGN Case report. SETTING A 15-bed pediatric cardiothoracic intensive care unit in an academic children's hospital. INTERVENTIONS The patient could… CONTINUE READING