Ventilation and exercise performance after phrenic nerve and multiple intercostal nerve transfers for avulsed brachial plexus injury.

@article{Chuang2005VentilationAE,
  title={Ventilation and exercise performance after phrenic nerve and multiple intercostal nerve transfers for avulsed brachial plexus injury.},
  author={Ming-Lung Chuang and David C C Chuang and I K Lin and Janine R E Vintch and Jean J W Ker and Thomas Chang-yao Tsao},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 5},
  pages={3434-9}
}
BACKGROUND Diaphragmatic excursion, lung function, exercise performance, and clinical symptoms have not been previously described in patients after phrenic nerve transfer (PNT) and/or multiple intercostal nerve transfer (MIT) for the repair of avulsed brachial plexus injury (ABPI) to prevent functional musculoskeletal impairment in the shoulder. SETTING A university-based hospital. METHODS Dyspnea scores, chest ultrasonography to assess diaphragmatic excursion, and pulmonary function… CONTINUE READING

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