Preoperative and Postoperative Respiratory Rehabilitation in A Patient with Spinal Cord Injury Undergoing Diaphragmatic Pacing

Atar R., ÖZYILMAZ S., Demir R. , Kaynak K., Curses H. N.

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.4, no.3, pp.134-136, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bs.2016.825
  • Title of Journal : BEZMIALEM SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-136


Acute and chronic respiratory complications are the leading cause of mortality after spinal cord injury (SCI). Patients with SCI may be able to breathe spontaneously without the need for mechanical ventilatory support via the diaphragmatic pacing system. Respiratory rehabilitation during this period aims to provide more effective device function and speed up the familiarization of the patient with the device. The aim of our case report was to investigate the efficiency of preoperative and postoperative respiratory rehabilitation in a patient with cervical SCI undergoing diaphragmatic pacing.