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Article: Implantation of a breathing pacemaker in a tetraplegic patient in Hong Kong
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TitleImplantation of a breathing pacemaker in a tetraplegic patient in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsLam, JCM1
Ho, CTK1
Poon, TL1
Kwok, HY1
Wong, RK2
Chiu, SW3
Ip, MSM1
 
KeywordsElectric stimulation therapy
Quadriplegia
Quality of life
Spinal cord injuries
 
Issue Date2009
 
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
 
CitationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2009, v. 15 n. 3, p. 230-233 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractA 38-year-old man had been tetraplegic and ventilator-dependent after sustaining a traumatic cervical spine fracture at the C1/C2 level in 1991, at the age of 22 years. He had been bedbound and mechanically ventilated since then. A multidisciplinary management team approached him in 2003 and helped him to become ambulatory and independent in his daily activities of living. We successfully implanted the diaphragm pacing stimulation system in this patient in 2004. Diaphragm pacing by phrenic nerve stimulation is well accepted in western countries, and has been in clinical application for children and adults for decades. Its use facilitates ambulation and improves the quality of life of tetraplegic individuals with chronic ventilatory failure.
 
DescriptionAuthor Chinese name: Jamie CM Lam 林頌眉, Carmen TK Ho 何紫筠, TL Poon 潘德鄰, HY Kwok 郭厚仁, Ripley K Wong 黄潔, SW Chiu 趙瑞華, Mary SM Ip 葉秀文
 
ISSN1024-2708
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.293
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorHo, CTK
 
dc.contributor.authorPoon, TL
 
dc.contributor.authorKwok, HY
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, RK
 
dc.contributor.authorChiu, SW
 
dc.contributor.authorIp, MSM
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:45:58Z
 
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:45:58Z
 
dc.date.issued2009
 
dc.description.abstractA 38-year-old man had been tetraplegic and ventilator-dependent after sustaining a traumatic cervical spine fracture at the C1/C2 level in 1991, at the age of 22 years. He had been bedbound and mechanically ventilated since then. A multidisciplinary management team approached him in 2003 and helped him to become ambulatory and independent in his daily activities of living. We successfully implanted the diaphragm pacing stimulation system in this patient in 2004. Diaphragm pacing by phrenic nerve stimulation is well accepted in western countries, and has been in clinical application for children and adults for decades. Its use facilitates ambulation and improves the quality of life of tetraplegic individuals with chronic ventilatory failure.
 
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dc.descriptionAuthor Chinese name: Jamie CM Lam 林頌眉, Carmen TK Ho 何紫筠, TL Poon 潘德鄰, HY Kwok 郭厚仁, Ripley K Wong 黄潔, SW Chiu 趙瑞華, Mary SM Ip 葉秀文
 
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2009, v. 15 n. 3, p. 230-233 [How to Cite?]
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.293
 
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dc.relation.referencesReferences in Scopus
 
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living
 
dc.subject.meshArtificial Organs
 
dc.subject.meshDiaphragm
 
dc.subject.meshHong Kong
 
dc.subject.meshQuadriplegia - rehabilitation
 
dc.subjectElectric stimulation therapy
 
dc.subjectQuadriplegia
 
dc.subjectQuality of life
 
dc.subjectSpinal cord injuries
 
dc.titleImplantation of a breathing pacemaker in a tetraplegic patient in Hong Kong
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Queen Mary Hospital Hong Kong
  3. Grantham Hospital Hong Kong