Cécile Pereira

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To assess incidence and magnitude of the "lower inflection point" of the chest wall, the sigmoidal equation was used in 36 consecutive patients intubated and mechanically ventilated with acute lung injury (ALI). They were 21 primary and 5 secondary ALI, 6 unilateral pneumonia, and 4 cardiogenic pulmonary edema. The lower inflection point was estimated as(More)
Two experiments used response-restriction procedures in order to test the independence of the factors determining response rate and the factors determining the size of the postreinforcement pause on interval schedules. Responding was restricted by response-produced blackout or by retracting the lever. In Experiment 1 with a Conjunctive FR 1 FT schedule, the(More)
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