Dietmar W. Rose

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The aim of this study is the quantitative analysis of the interictal discharges during nocturnal sleep in 6 children with rolandic spikes on the awake EEG, before and during treatment. During treatment, whatever it may be, these interictal discharges (diffuse spike and wave complexes and rolandic spikes) have no prognostic value and only the generalized(More)
The sizes of neuronal somata in cat dorsal root ganglia were determined at the different thoracic segmental levels (T1-T13). The intersegmental variations in the average value and class distribution of diameters were analysed. The maximal and minimal average mean cell diameters were 51.1 and 43.3 microns at the T1 and T2 levels, respectively. Caudally, this(More)
The localization and morphology of spinal respiratory motoneurones (phrenic and intercostal) were studied in the cat by retrograde labelling using Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP), at different stages of postnatal development. At birth, the distribution of the phrenic and intercostal motoneurones in the cervical and thoracic ventral horn, respectively, is(More)
The overall pattern of c-fos immunoreactivity was studied in the brainstem and spinal cord of cats subjected to moderate hypoxia or hypercapnia. In control cats (normoxic, normocapnic), c-fos was expressed mainly in pontine and periaqueductal grey but not in brainstem structures engaged in respiratory control nor in the spinal cord. Both hypoxia and(More)
The activities of the diaphragmatic, internal intercostal and hypoglossal-innervated muscles were studied in adult decerebrate cats in response to 5-HT and related agents (8-OH-DPAT and DOI). The drugs were placed on the floor of the IVth ventricle. The mean respiratory frequency (Fi) increased (124-193% of the control value) within 3 min of the 5-HT(More)
1. Intercostal muscles participate both in postural and respiratory functions to a variable degree dependent upon the specific interspace or muscle. In order to determine if these physiological properties are related to a special organization at the spinal cord level, we have used the retrograde transport of HRP as a tool for studying the spinal(More)
The role of 5-HT in inducing apnoeas (a major element in sudden infant death syndrome) is controversial because while 5-HT is a respiratory depressant in vivo, it evokes respiratory analeptic effects when applied to the isolated brainstem of the newborn rat. In decerebrate newborn rats, the electrical activity of the diaphragm and that of a hypoglossally(More)
At the rostral level of the thorax, the intercostal muscles participate both in postural and respiratory functions to a variable degree depending upon the considered muscle: external intercostal, intercartilaginous, internal intercostal, and triangularis sterni. In order to determine if these physiological properties are related to a special organization at(More)
In newborn kittens, the nervous control of breathing appears more mature than that of motricity which follows a cephalo-caudal evolution. In order to determine if the different postnatal evolutions of the respiratory and the motor function have an anatomical support at the spinal cord level, we made morphometric comparisons of the postnatal development of(More)