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Complexity of terminal airspace geometry assessed by lung computed tomography in normal subjects and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Increases in the low attenuation areas (LAA) of chest x-ray computed tomography images in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been reported to reflect the development ofExpand
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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 obstructive sleep apnea syndrome on serum aminotransferase levels in obese patients.
PURPOSE Obesity has been associated with obstructive sleep apnea and hepatic steatosis. We investigated the effects of obstructive sleep apnea and treatment with nasal continuous positive airwayExpand
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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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Improvement of factor VII clotting activity following long-term NCPAP treatment in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.
  • K. Chin, H. Kita, +6 authors M. Ohi
  • Medicine
  • QJM : monthly journal of the Association of…
  • 1 September 1998
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a very common disorder. Patients with OSAS are at an increased risk for cardiovascular events. It has also been reported that a 25% rise in factor VIIExpand
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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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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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Noninvasive method to assess cor pulmonale in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In our study of 15 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, we performed myocardial perfusion single-photon-emission computerized tomography (SPECT) with thallium-201 to quantitativelyExpand
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