Diaphragm Plication in Adults With Phrenic Nerve Paralysis
The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of unilateral or bilateral diaphragm plication in a prospective randomised controlled way on symptoms, pulmonary function including gas exchange, respiratory muscle strength, exercise capacity and breathing during sleep in patients with proven uni- or bilateral phrenic nerve paralysis present for at least 1 year without any evidence of spontaneous recovery.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Phrenic Nerve Paralysis
diaphragm plication 6 months after inclusion, diaphragm plication at time of inclusion
University Hospital Gasthuisberg Divisionof Pulmonology
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00689234
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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