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Progesterone administration increase VE in man, but its effects on ventilatory response to hypercapnia and hypoxia have not been well documented. Accordingly, VE, HVR, and HCVR were measured during placebo and MPA administration in 11 normal men. The effect of MPA (20 mg orally q 8 hr for 32 hr) on T degrees, metabolic rate (VO2 and VCO2) was also(More)
Most patients with extreme obesity do not exhibit alveolar hypoventilation, but an intriguing minority do. The mechanism(s) of this phenomenon remain unknown. A disorder in ventilatory control has been suggested as a major factor in the pathogenesis of the obesity-hypoventilation syndrome. Accordingly, hypoxic and hypercapnic ventilatory drives were(More)
Eight patients developed grand mal seizures during intravenous theophylline therapy. None had a history of neurologic disorder, and all were acutely ill with severe pulmonary or cardiovascular disease, or both. Serum theophylline concentrations obtained within 1 hour of the seizure ranged from 25 mug/ml to 70mug/ml, with a mean value (53 plus or minus 4.8(More)
Thirteen years' experience with home oxygen for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are reviewed. Home oxygen is safe and relieves pulmonary hypertension and elevated RBC mass in some, but not all patients. Marked clinical improvement is the most important result of long-term home oxygen use, including reduced hospitalizations and(More)
Ten patients with the Pickwickian syndrome, characterized by obesity, hypoxemia, hypercapnia, polycythemia, and cor pulmonale, underwent long-term treatment as outpatients with medroxyprogesterone acetate. Although there was no significant weight change in the group, PaO2 rose 12.6 +/- 2.7 mm Hg (SEM) from 49 +/- 2.6 mm Hg to 62 +/- 2.3 mm Hg (P less than(More)
The objective of this study was to analyze the results of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty on 133 adult patients with sleep apnea. This group of patients was subjected to computer analysis by a statistician. Two previously unreported observations were revealed: There was a straight line decline in measurable improvement with advancing age so, by age 60, there were(More)
Numerous clinical trials of chemotherapy for tuberculosis conducted throughout the world over the past 4 decades have established 2 basic principles of treatment: effective treatment requires the initial concomitant administration of at least 2 drugs to which the patient's organisms are susceptible; and cure of tuberculosis requires that treatment continue(More)