Unilateral magnetic stimulation of the phrenic nerve.

  title={Unilateral magnetic stimulation of the phrenic nerve.},
  author={G. H. Mills and Dimitris Kyroussis and C. H. Hamneg{\aa}rd and Stephen D. Wragg and John Moxham and Manfred Green},
  volume={50 11},
BACKGROUND Electrical stimulation of the phrenic nerve is a useful non-volitional method of assessing diaphragm contractility. During the assessment of hemidiaphragm contractility with electrical stimulation, low twitch transdiaphragmatic pressures may result from difficulty in locating and stimulating the phrenic nerve. Cervical magnetic stimulation overcomes some of these problems, but this technique may not be absolutely specific and does not allow the contractility of one hemidiaphragm to… CONTINUE READING


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