Andrew Dimitri

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The effects of atropine and cimetropium bromide, a new antimuscarinic compound with strong spasmolytic properties, were studied on human esophageal motility. Twenty healthy subjects underwent esophageal manometry with continuous monitoring of lower esophageal sphincter pressure (LESP), and of amplitude, duration and velocity of contractions of the(More)
There is evidence that psychological factors contribute to the perception of increased difficulty of breathing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and increase morbidity. We tested the hypothesis that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) decreases ratings of perceived dyspnoea in response to resistive loading in patients with COPD.(More)
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