Madeleine Norman

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This study was undertaken to determine the efficacy of nasal mask (NM) versus full face mask (FFM) for the delivery of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in subjects with nocturnal hypoventilation. A total of 16 patients (11 males) were enrolled, all with nocturnal hypoventilation currently treated at home with NIV via pressure preset devices. Subjects underwent(More)
Temporary tinnitus is a common consequence of noise exposure, and may share important mechanisms with chronic tinnitus. Noise-induced hearing loss is the most prevalent cause of chronic tinnitus. The reversibility of temporary tinnitus offers some practical experimental advantages. We therefore adapted a behavioral method based on gap detection to measure(More)
Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) during sleep is common in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). This pattern of breathing fragments sleep, leading to daytime symptoms of sleepiness and fatigue. It was hypothesized that by controlling CSR with noninvasive pressure preset ventilation (NPPV), there would be a decrease in sleep fragmentation and an(More)
This study compared the ventricle-to-brain ratio (VBR) of the day-of-injury (DOI) computerized tomogram (CT) in traumatic brain-injured (TBI) patients with post-injury (2 months or greater) magnetic resonance (MR) VBRs in the same patients and in medical control subjects. The DOI VBR did not differ significantly from the medical controls, but both (DOI and(More)
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