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Latest Diaphragmatic pacemaker Stories

2014-07-02 08:27:52

COMMACK, N.Y., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a great honor for Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc. (ABD) to announce the appointment of the world-renowned Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgeon, Mark E Ginsburg, M.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Ginsburg, with over 34 years of experience, is currently practicing at two facilities: NY Presbyterian Hospital and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ginsburg has been implanting the Avery Breathing Pacemaker since the late 1980's...

2014-02-10 11:10:49

System gained nationwide attention when University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Dr. Onders implanted stimulator in actor Christopher Reeve A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but also in bridging patients to independent respiration, where they could breathe on their own without the aid of a ventilator or...

2009-11-25 14:58:27

Physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center soon will begin implanting a new device designed to improve breathing in patients with upper spinal-cord injuries or other diseases that keep them from breathing independently. UT Southwestern University Hospital "“ St. Paul is only one of only two sites in Texas and one of 25 in the country currently equipped to implant the device, called the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System. The device is designed to give patients more freedom and to help slow...

2008-06-18 09:01:16

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a device that stimulates the diaphragm and allows some people to breathe without a mechanical ventilator. The FDA said the NeuRx DPS RA/4 Respiratory Stimulation System, an implantable electronic device, is used by certain spinal cord injury patients to breathe for at least four hours a day without a ventilator. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis, which can impact the muscles of the chest and abdomen, including the diaphragm -- the...


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