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Evaluation of Diaphragm Movement

2019-09-26 05:42:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Precise measurement of diaphragm function is difficult. Several methods exist. No are sufficiently validated.

With this study, the investigators wish to investigate the validity of different ultrasound and radiological methods and compare them with inspiratory pressure measurements.

Study Design

Conditions

Diaphragm Disease

Intervention

Diaphragm evaluation

Location

Søren Helbo Skaarup
Aarhus
Denmark
8200

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Aarhus

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-26T05:42:34-0400

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