Barlett Humphries

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Integrated electromyography (iEMG) of the m. vastus lateralis was analysed during cycle ergometry in male subjects (n = 8). Two work trials were conducted, one under normoxia (N), the other under environmental normobaric hypoxia (EH in which the oxygen fraction in inspired gas = 0.116), each trial lasting 10 min. The absolute power output (180 W) was the(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of vibration stimulation on muscular strength is an emerging field of research and very little comprehensive work has been conducted at this stage. HYPOTHESIS There will be no effects of timing or application of vibration stimulation on muscular strength and activation across isometric, isokinetic and concentric isotonic(More)
Neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are known to be susceptible to stress-induced persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAMs) may also present as respiratory distress in the newborn. Intubation and mechanical ventilation cause clinical deterioration because of air trapping within cystic(More)
Neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated by immediate surgical intervention and conventional ventilatory support have an overall poor survival. The potential of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy to improve survival of infants with CDH remains controversial. Comparison was made in a single institution's pre-ECMO and(More)
Of 135 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) between January 1987 and December 1989, 19 (14.0%) patients underwent surgical procedures while on ECMO. Thirteen (68%) patients had operations related to hemorrhage, including cannula site (6), mediastinal (1), hemoperitoneum (3), and hemothorax (3). Six of 13 patients required(More)
Twin lambs were delivered by ceasarean section near term, aralyzed, sedated and randomly assigned to either mechanical ventilation or umbilical arteriovenous ECMO for 48 hours. Umbilical arteriovenous ECMO provided adequate gas exchange with minimal or no ventilation of the native lungs. However, at autopsy, animals treated with umbilical ECMO showed right(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate women with clinical signs or chemical evidence of androgen excess by corticotropin stimulation testing. STUDY DESIGN Seventy-six women with evidence of androgen excess were evaluated by corticotropin stimulation testing. Results were examined by plasma levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, androstenedione, and(More)
BACKGROUND As antiretroviral therapy efficacy improves, HIV is gradually being recognized more as a chronic disease within the aging HIV-infected population. While these individuals are surviving into old age, they may, however, be experiencing "accelerated aging" with greater declines in physical function than that observed among comparably matched(More)
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