Neurology 2020 03 28;94(12):e1314-e1319. Epub 2020 Jan 28.
From the Departments of Neurology (R.V.D.C., S.S., C.J.K.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (A.J.B.), Biomedical Statistics and Informatics (J.M.), Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (R.V.), and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (C.J.K.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Objective: To investigate the following among patients with phrenic neuropathy: (1) occurrences of water immersion activity-induced dyspnea; (2) clinical, electrophysiologic, sonographic, and pulmonary function test abnormalities; and (3) frequency of documented counseling regarding the risks of water immersion activities.
Methods: We identified all patients with test-confirmed phrenic neuropathy seen from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2018, at Mayo Clinic.
Results: Of 535 patients with phrenic neuropathy, documentation of dyspnea with water activities was identified in 4% (22/535). Read More