Judith Boucher

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STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of 2 weeks of nocturnal hypoxia exposure using simulated altitude on attention and working memory in healthy adult humans. DESIGN Prospective experimental physiological assessment. SETTING General Clinical Research Center. PARTICIPANTS Eleven healthy, nonsmoking, subjects (7 men, 4 women). The subjects had a mean(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES A pilot study to examine the effects of intermittent nocturnal hypoxia on sleep, respiration and cognition in healthy adult humans. METHODS Participants were eight healthy, non-smoking subjects (four male, four female), mean age of 26.4+/-5.2 years, and BMI 22.3+/-2.6 kg/m(2), exposed to 9h of intermittent hypoxia between the hours of 10(More)
Thirty-five crossbred wethers were used to determine the concentrations of alpha-tocopherol in serum and tissues after oral supplementation of six different vitamin E product forms. Five wethers were assigned to each of the following treatments: 1) control, no supplemental vitamin E (C), 2) emulsifiable DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate-dry (Rovimix E-50% SD), 3)(More)
A case of duodenocolic fistula secondary to a perforating diverticulum of the third portion of the duodenum was successfully managed by primary repair with use of a serosal patch over a difficult duodenal closure. The advantages of the serosal patch technic are discussed in light of other technics used for dealing with duodenal defects and fistulas.
Jejunoileal bypass carries a number of potential complications, one of which is intussusception of the excluded segment. The incidence of this complication is probably about one to two per cent. The usual symptoms consist of intermittent episodes of colicky abdominal pain. The roentgenographic diagnosis is difficult because the condition occurs at the blind(More)