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Diseases, Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Diaphragmatic paralysis can be caused by many conditions and can lead to respiratory failure. [...] Read more. Diaphragmatic paralysis can be caused by many conditions and can lead to respiratory failure. Thoracic ultrasound has been increasingly used for evaluation of diaphragmatic functions. Most patients with unilateral DP are detected incidentally and do not require any specific management, while most patients with bilateral DP require permanent ventilator support. Selected patients with persistent respiratory failure can benefit from diaphragmatic plication or phrenic nerve pacing. View this paper.