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Title   DPS (Diaphragm Pacing System) Study
Brief Description   The purpose is to determine if the NeuRx(R) Diaphragm Pacing SystemTM (DPS) for people with ALS and hypoventilation is associated with improved survival or diaphragm function. Subjects will be randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to DPSX or standard of care (control) treatment. The DPS group will have the DPS device surgically implanted. Subjects will remain on DPS or standard of care treatment for the duration of the study (12-36 months).
Who may be Eligible   21 years of age or older; be diagnosed with familial or sporadic ALS; have hypoventilation
Specialty/Disorder   ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Start Date   07/01/2014
IRB Number   06-14-03A
Principal Investigator   Brooks, Benjamin
For More Information, Contact   Cynthia  Lary , RN
Phone:  (704) 446-6063  Fax:  (704) 446-6208 
Email:  cynthia.lary@carolinashealthcare.org
Address:  1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC 28207
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