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Use of breathing pacemakers to suppress intractable hiccups of up to thirteen years duration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10593680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To suppress intractable neurologic hiccups that were unresponsive to pharmacologic management, seven patients have been implanted with modern breathing pacemakers of our design and manufacture. These devices control excursions of the diaphragm by electrical stimulation of the phrenic nerve. The first five patients have been able to control their hiccups by electrical stimulation after periods of up to 13 years. Two additional patients have been recently implanted and results are still pending.
W H Dobelle
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1058-2916     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO J.     Publication Date:    1999 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-03     Completed Date:  2000-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204109     Medline TA:  ASAIO J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  524-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut Dobelle AG, Zurich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diaphragm / innervation,  physiology
Electric Stimulation
Hiccup / therapy*
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Phrenic Nerve / physiology
Prostheses and Implants
Time Factors

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