Gene Chi-Wai Man

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Cardiac output (Q) was measured with the thermodilution technique at 4 points during the respiratory cycle in dogs. Boluses of an ice-cold solution were injected at mid- and end-inspiration while the animals were on intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (IPPV) or after induction of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), with and without induction of(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of a mild anxiolytic, alprazolam, in relieving dyspnea, we conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind study on patients with chronic obstructive lung disease. Twenty-four patients had alprazolam (0.5 mg bid) or placebo administered for one week, followed by placebo for one week, then either placebo or alprazolam for the(More)
A radioaerosol scanning technique measuring regional clearance of sodium pertechnetate (99mTcO-4) and 99mTc-labeled diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (99mTc-DTPA) was used to assess changes in canine pulmonary epithelial permeability following lung irradiation. Doses of 2,000 cGy (11 dogs), 1,000 cGy (2 dogs), and 500 cGy (2 dogs) were given in one fraction to(More)
We examined the differences in tracheal mucus rheology between nonsmokers and smokers, and between smokers with and without lung cancer. Mucus was collected from patients undergoing diagnostic bronchoscopy without atropine by holding a cytology brush in contact with the tracheal mucosa for 10 to 15 s. Samples were obtained from 43 patients 24 to 79 yr of(More)
1. The effects of an acute sustained increase in pulmonary venous pressure induced by partial obstruction of the mitral valve on the activity of the four types of pulmonary receptors, namely, slowly adapting, rapidly adapting, pulmonary C-fibre and bronchial C-fibre receptors, were studied in the dog. 2. Fifteen slowly adapting receptors, eleven rapidly(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and ventilatory responsiveness to carbon dioxide in both men and women. DESIGN An analysis of 219 patients referred to an university-based sleep center between 1989 to 1994 was conducted (104 with OSA and 115 without OSA; 43 women and 176 men). These patients had spirometry(More)
We measured oxygen consumption (VO2) in eight normal male volunteers during sleep, using the ventilated-hood method. Data were collected over 28 subject-nights. There was an overnight trend of gradually decreasing VO2 in the first 4 h, followed by a rise toward the morning. The minimum VO2 was 7.9% lower than that in the first hour. To examine the influence(More)