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Cutting-Edge ALS Treatment: Helping Patients Breathe Easier

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    A diaphragm pacing system electronically stimulates breathing in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Not only can this device prolong the lives of ALS patients, it can greatly enhance the quality of their lives. Dr. Raymond Onders, associate professor of surgery and medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and director of minimally invasive surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, tells host Dr. Bruce Bloom about a novel diaphragm pacing system that is making international inroads in the treatment of ALS.

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    A diaphragm pacing system electronically stimulates breathing in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Not only can this device prolong the lives of ALS patients, it can greatly enhance the quality of their lives. Dr. Raymond Onders, associate professor of surgery and medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and director of minimally invasive surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, tells host Dr. Bruce Bloom about a novel diaphragm pacing system that is making international inroads in the treatment of ALS.

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