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Phrenic Nerve Pacing – How It Works

2020-11-12T16:08:51+00:00

What is Phrenic Nerve Pacing? Phrenic nerve pacing, also known as diaphragm pacing, is the sending of electric impulses to the diaphragm, resulting in respiration for otherwise ventilator dependent patients.  Phrenic nerve pacing with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing System typically benefits clients due to: Increased mobility Lower infection rates Increased ease of eating and [...]

Phrenic Nerve Pacing – How It Works2020-11-12T16:08:51+00:00

Diaphragm Pacing Explained

2020-12-22T16:19:45+00:00

For most people, the simple action of taking a breath involves little-to-no thought. Breathing is an involuntary reflex, an action that is taken for granted by billions of people worldwide, but essential to our existence. But for those afflicted with conditions such as quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), central sleep apnea, or [...]

Diaphragm Pacing Explained2020-12-22T16:19:45+00:00

Central Sleep Apnea During the Day

2020-11-12T14:14:24+00:00

Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) is a condition characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleeping and resting hours. This sleep disorder can either be present from birth, which is known as Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS), or be acquired later in life. Central Sleep Apnea functions very differently than Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Central Sleep Apnea [...]

Central Sleep Apnea During the Day2020-11-12T14:14:24+00:00

Living with Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS)

2020-11-12T16:09:02+00:00

Living with CCHS Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) is a life-long disease. There is no known cure and treatment depends on its severity. Living with CCHS means living with respiratory support. All CCHS patients need ventilator support when they sleep. An estimated one third of patients currently require around–the-clock support. Mechanical Ventilator Support and [...]

Living with Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS)2020-11-12T16:09:02+00:00

CCHS – Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome

2020-11-12T16:09:11+00:00

What is CCHS? Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) is a rare disorder of respiratory control. Patients with CCHS have difficulty breathing because the part of their brain that controls respiratory function is impaired, which results in the brain not telling the body how fast or how deep to breathe. Once a patient is diagnosed [...]

CCHS – Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome2020-11-12T16:09:11+00:00

What Happens When the Diaphragm Is Not Working?

2020-12-22T16:19:55+00:00

Understanding Diaphragm Paralysis and What Can Be Done The diaphragm is a muscle crucial for breathing. When the diaphragm contracts, suction is created that draws air into the lungs. Air is exhaled as the diaphragm relaxes, in combination with other muscles and tissues. When the diaphragm is not working properly, respiratory issues may occur. [...]

What Happens When the Diaphragm Is Not Working?2020-12-22T16:19:55+00:00

Phrenic Nerve Damage Causes and Treatments

2020-12-22T16:20:06+00:00

This article deals with damage to the phrenic nerve as well as treatment options. To skip directly to the treatment options, please click here. The phrenic nerve may not be something you have heard of before, but as you read this, it is keeping you alive. This nerve controls the diaphragm muscle, which controls [...]

Phrenic Nerve Damage Causes and Treatments2020-12-22T16:20:06+00:00

Diaphragm Pacing Benefits with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing System

2020-11-12T14:14:49+00:00

Since the early 1970’s, Avery Biomedical Devices has implanted over 2,000 diaphragm pacing systems in patients world-wide. The device provides ventilator support for patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency whose diaphragm, lungs and phrenic nerves have residual function. Diaphragm Pacing with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing System also provides many benefits compared to mechanical ventilation (Positive Pressure [...]

Diaphragm Pacing Benefits with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing System2020-11-12T14:14:49+00:00

75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

2020-11-12T14:15:04+00:00

This Friday, July 4th, marks the 75th year of Lou Gehrig’s iconic farewell speech when he stepped away from the game of baseball because of his struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  At the time of the address in 1939, the disease was not understood nearly as well as it is today.  Gehrig brought [...]

75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech2020-11-12T14:15:04+00:00

Spinal Cord Injury Information [Infographic]

2020-12-22T16:20:33+00:00

Share On Your Site Just copy and paste the following code to share the infographic: </p><br /> <p><a href='https://www.averybiomedical.com/spinal-cord-injury-information-infographic/'><img src='https://www.averybiomedical.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/AveryInfographic_Spine1.png' alt='Spinal Cord Injury' width='540px' border='0' /></a></p><br /> <p> Spinal Cord Injuries and Breathing Assistance According to the CDC, there are about 200,000 people currently living with spinal cord injuries in the United States. For [...]

Spinal Cord Injury Information [Infographic]2020-12-22T16:20:33+00:00