Libby Heaney

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Respiratory rates and patterns were studied in 23 patients with acute brain stem infarction using impedance pneumography. Autopsy was obtained in six of eight fatal cases. Pontine lesions were present in all patients, with coexistent infarction of midbrain in four and of medulla in nine. Respiratory rate and pattern abnormalities observed included(More)
To determine the effect of inhaled carbon dioxide on acute ischemic cerebral injury, we have compared occipital visual evoked responses (VER) at baseline and during hypercapnia in 20 patients with acute unilateral cerebral infarction (ten with and ten without homonymous hemianopsia) and in ten normal controls. Visual evoked responses were judged on the(More)
Ventilatory and heart-rate responses to hypercapnia were evaluated by a CO2 rebreathing technique in 56 patients with acute ischemic stroke and 14 normal controls. Both ventilatory and heart-rate responses were increased in patients with hemispheral lesions, but not in patients with brainstem lesions. In patients with hemispheral infarct, there was a(More)
Many biological electron transfer (ET) reactions are mediated by metal centres in proteins. NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I) contains an intramolecular chain of seven iron-sulphur (FeS) clusters [1], one of the longest chains of metal centres in biology and a test case for physical models of intramolecular ET. In biology, intramolecular ET is(More)
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