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The nocturnal secretion of cardiac natriuretic peptides during obstructive sleep apnoea and its response to therapy with nasal continuous positive airway pressure
The nocturnal secretion profile of the newly identified natriuretic peptide (NP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), was studied in 14 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) (apnoeaExpand
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Effects of NCPAP therapy on fibrinogen levels in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
  • K. Chin, M. Ohi, +5 authors K. Kuno
  • Medicine
  • American journal of respiratory and critical care…
  • 1 June 1996
In patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), the blood coagulation system may contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular events, which occur most frequently in the morning. NasalExpand
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An automated method to assess the distribution of low attenuation areas on chest CT scans in chronic pulmonary emphysema patients.
We developed an automated method to recognize the lung in a computed tomographic (CT) image. With computer-assisted analysis, we were able to describe the continuous low attenuation (less than -960Expand
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Heat shock protein 72 level decreases during sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) suffer from stresses related to repetitive apneas during sleep. To examine whether the level of 72 kDa heat shock protein (HSP72) increasesExpand
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Frequency characteristics of airway and tissue impedances in respiratory diseases.
We measured the frequency characteristics (at 10-40 Hz) of airway (Za) and tissue (Zt) impedances in cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [asthmatic bronchitis (AB), chronic pulmonaryExpand
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Relationship between dyspnea in daily life and psycho-physiologic state in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during long-term domiciliary oxygen therapy.
We examined the relationships among dyspnea ratings in daily life, the physiologic state, and anxiety and depression of fifty-two patients with chronic obstructive disease (COPD) during long-termExpand
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Changes in the arterial PCO2 during a single night's sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
To investigate the relationship between hypercapnia during sleep and its influence on the PaCO2 during the morning after sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), theExpand
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Ventilatory support during exercise in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis sequelae.
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether intermittent positive pressure ventilation through a nasal mask (NIPPV) applied during exercise in patients with pulmonary tuberculosisExpand
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Age-related changes in the static and dynamic mechanical properties of mouse lungs.
To investigate the effects of aging on pulmonary mechanical properties in mice, we devised a new experimental apparatus to measure the respiratory impedance of excised lungs in mice and examinedExpand
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[Mediastinal yolk sac tumor].
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