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The Parkinson’s disease sleep scale: a new instrument for assessing sleep and nocturnal disability in Parkinson’s disease
Background: No formal instruments are available for quantifying sleep problems in Parkinson’s disease. Objective: To develop a new sleep scale to quantify the various aspects of nocturnal sleepExpand
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Respiratory dysfunction and management in spinal cord injury.
Respiratory dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in spinal cord injury (SCI), which causes impairment of respiratory muscles, reduced vital capacity, ineffective cough, reductionExpand
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Frequency of HBV DNA detection in US blood donors testing positive for the presence of anti‐HBc: implications for transfusion transmission and donor screening
BACKGROUND: An estimate of the rate of HBV DNA‐positive, anti‐HBc‐positive units is important for evaluating the need for anti‐HBc donor screening, especially in the context of HBV NAT.
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Effect of PEG-superoxide dismutase on the diaphragmatic response to endotoxin.
Although it is known that endotoxin can induce diaphragmatic dysfunction, the mechanism of this effect is not fully understood. However, because the effects of endotoxin on other tissues appear to beExpand
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Formation of reactive oxygen species by the contracting diaphragm is PLA(2) dependent.
Recent work indicates that respiratory muscles generate superoxide radicals during contraction (M. B. Reid, K. E. Haack, K. M. Francik, P. A. Volberg, L. Kabzik, and M. S. West. J. Appl. Physiol. 73:Expand
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Effect of free radical scavengers on endotoxin-induced respiratory muscle dysfunction.
Recent studies have suggested that free radicals contribute to the diaphragmatic dysfunction observed in sepsis. However, previous work has not determined which species of free radicals areExpand
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Restoration of respiratory muscle function following spinal cord injury: Review of electrical and magnetic stimulation techniques
  • A. Dimarco
  • Medicine
  • Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
  • 28 July 2005
Respiratory complications are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with spinal cord injury. Several techniques, currently available or in development, have the capacity to restoreExpand
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PLA2 dependence of diaphragm mitochondrial formation of reactive oxygen species
Contraction-induced respiratory muscle fatigue and sepsis-related reductions in respiratory muscle force-generating capacity are mediated, at least in part, by reactive oxygen species (ROS). The su...
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Peroxynitrite induces contractile dysfunction and lipid peroxidation in the diaphragm.
Peroxynitrite may be generated in and around muscles in several pathophysiological conditions (e.g., sepsis) and may induce muscle dysfunction in these disease states. The effect of peroxynitrite onExpand
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N-acetylcysteine administration alters the response to inspiratory loading in oxygen-supplemented rats.
Based on recent studies, it has been suggested that free radicals are elaborated in the respiratory muscles during strenuous contractions and contribute to the development of muscle fatigue. If thisExpand
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