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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine whether the case management of patients with recurrent hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can reduce hospital days without reducing quality of life. METHODOLOGY Sixteen subjects (mean forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FEV1 0.64 L) with at least four admissions for COPD(More)
INTRODUCTION The focus of this study was to examine oculomotor behavioral changes while subjects performed auditory and driving tasks. METHODS There were 13 participants who completed 3 10-min tasks consisting of driving only, the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT) only, and a dual task of both driving and auditory tasks. For each participant,(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a caffeine-containing "energy drink" on postural stability. Twenty-three young adult participants stood on a balance-measuring platform for two intervals of 30 seconds each, once with eyes open and once with eyes closed. Subjects performed the tasks before and 1 hour after consumption. Results(More)
A visual-visual dual computer task was designed to test the effect of the thermal environment on dual task performance. The temperatures selected for testing were 20 and 35 degrees C Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT). 34 volunteers were randomly assigned to 1 of the 2 temperature conditions. Individual differences in single task performance were controlled(More)
Ontogenic changes in respiratory pathways of skins of detached apple fruits were measured during a 4 month period. Results showed that an increase in pentose pathway occurred with increasing senescence in this tissue. Variation in temperature at any given age did not result in an alteration of the C(6)/C(1) ratio. CO(2) evolution from the pentose pathway in(More)
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