NeuRx DPS® For Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Breakthrough Diaphragm Stimulation for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

The NeuRx® Diaphragm Pacing System is designed as an alternative treatment for patients with spinal cord injuries that result in the reliance on a ventilator to breathe.

Initially in a patient suffering from a spinal cord injury, the stimulation from the NeuRx® DPS works to condition their diaphragm muscle, which has weakened from a lack of use due to their injury.

In the NeuRx DPS® clinical trial of 50 high-level Spinal Cord Injury/Quadriplegia patients:

  • 100% success rate in achieving tidal volumes in patients with intact phrenic nerve.
  • 25 patients achieved full-time diaphragm pacing and eliminated the use of their ventilator.
  • 33 patients paced more than 12 hours per day and significantly reduced the time spent on their ventilator.

The NeuRx DPS® has dramatically improved comfort levels for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

  • Reduce and in some cases eliminate their dependency on mechanical ventilators
  • Regain their independence by enhancing their mobility and transportation options
  • Allowing them to sleep more comfortably and soundly without constant ventilator noise
  • May allow for natural breathing through the nose and mouth rather than primarily through tracheostomy tube.

Featured Testimonial

After a quarter century of just breathing out, this system is opening up a new world to me. Without having tubes on my chest and not hearing the constant noise from the ventilator, I feel much more like a person and less like a machine.
Joel Vander Molen