Mario Laforte

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OBJECTIVES To assess contributors to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), to characterise subjects with sleep-onset REM periods (SOREMPs), and to verify whether self-reported instruments and respiratory function tests can predict multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and sleep-disordered breathing. METHODS A sample of 43 DM1(More)
BACKGROUND Mandibular advancement appliances (MAA) are a recognized alternative treatment to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of and subject satisfaction with two MAA in the management of OSAS. METHODS Five women and 11 men (47.9+/-1.6(More)
The effect of hemorrhagic shock and reinfusion of the shed blood on lung microvasculature was studied in 10 anesthetized dogs during a control, a shock (40-50 mmHg aortic pressure), and a reinfusion period. Pulmonary capillary hydrostatic and oncotic pressures decreased, whereas lung lymph flow and lymph-to-plasma albumin and globulin ratios increased with(More)
OBJECTIVE The mandibular advancement appliance (MAA) is now recognized as a first-line therapy option for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The aim of this follow-up study was to re-assess the long-term efficacy of MAAs provided to patients in a previous comparative study. METHODS Sixteen subjects had participated in a previous(More)
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