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An extensive literature reports changes in quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG) with aging and a relationship between magnitude of changes and degree of clinical deterioration in progressive dementia. Longitudinal studies have demonstrated QEEG differences between mild cognitively impaired (MCI) elderly who go on to decline and those who do not. This(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective study describes the performance of the Patient State Index (PSI), under standard clinical practice conditions. The PSI is comprised of quantitative features of the EEG (QEEG) that display clear differences between hypnotic states, but consistency across anaesthetic agents within the state. METHODS The PSI was constructed from(More)
This study examined the psychophysiological effects of slow-paced breathing while subjects breathed through external respiratory resistive loads. Twenty-four normal volunteers completed four 5-min trials of paced breathing (.125 Hz) through an inspiratory resistive wire mesh screen (0 to 25 cm H2O/L/s). Each trial was followed by a 5-min rest trial. There(More)
The Asthma Symptom Profile (ASP) assesses phasic changes in three dimensions of asthma symptoms: intensity, unpleasantness, and quality of sensations. Quantification data on verbal descriptors were gathered from 46 adult asthmatics for each of these scales, using bimodality scaling: i.e., with numerical estimates and drawing lines varying length. Close(More)
The production of soy is one of the most important economic activities in the Brazilian Amazon, though the expansion of this industry has come at the cost of huge swaths of forest. Since 2006, the private firms that buy and trade soybeans globally have assumed a key role in ensuring that soy producers comply with forest protection policies, including the(More)
BACKGROUND Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) adversely affects patients' long-term outcome. METHODS The paired t test and McNemar's test were applied in a retrospective 1:1 matched-pair analysis including 36 patients with PTLD and 36 patients without PTLD after kidney or liver transplantation. Matching criteria were age, gender,(More)
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