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Lee, Jeong, and Cho: A Clinical Case Report on the Improvement of Respiratory Function of a Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Patient after Korean Medical Treatment.

Abstract

Objectives:

The purpose of this study is to report on the improvement of respiratory function of a fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patient after receiving Korean medical treatment.

Methods:

This study was carried out on a 60 year-old male patient who suffered from fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. While we carried out Korean medical treatment we observed EtCO2 (end-tidal carbon dioxide), Vte (exhaled tidal volume) and PIP (peak inspiratory pressure)

Results:

EtCO2 count decreased from 34 mmHg to 24 mmHg during the treatment period, and PIP count became stable. Vte count also did not worsen in this study.

Conclusions:

Based on this study we concluded that Korean medical treatment could be effective in treating fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients with respiratory failure.

Fig 1
The change in EtCO2 before acupuncture treatment
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Fig 2
The change in EtCO2 after acupuncture treatment
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Table 1
The Number of Acupuncture Treatment
Month Number
2014. 08 9
2014. 09 20
2014. 10 17
2014. 11 19
2014. 12 19
2015. 01 14
2015. 02 10
2015. 03 10
2015. 04 12
2015. 05 9
2015. 06 6
Table 2
Respiratory Progress
Date Vte
(mℓ)
EtCO2
(mmHg)
PIP
(cmH2O)
2013. 12. 27 1,100 31 16.5
2014. 01. 28 1,100 33.5 16
2014. 02. 25 1,100 33.5 13.5
2014. 03. 19 1,300 27.5 20
2014. 04. 18 1,300 29 20
2014. 05. 23 1,300 34 16.5
2014. 06. 25 1,300 26.5 17.5
2014. 08. 27 1,300 28 15
2014. 09. 22 1,300 29 18
2014. 10. 29 1,300 27 15
2014. 11. 27 1,300 27 15
2014. 12. 26 1,300 27 15
2015. 02. 04 1,300 24 15
2015. 03. 11 1,300 24 14

Vte: exhaled tidal volume

EtCO2: end-tidal carbon dioxide

PIP: peak inspiratory pressure

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