Michael J. Seitz

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BACKGROUND Treatment failure during venom immunotherapy (VIT) may be associated with a variety of risk factors. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the association of baseline serum tryptase concentration (BTC) and of other parameters with the frequency of VIT failure during the maintenance phase. METHODS In this observational prospective multicenter(More)
Progressive asphyxia, produced by a prolonged voluntary breath hold (end-expiratory apnoea), evokes large bursts of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). These bursts increase in amplitude until the asphyxic break point is reached, at which point the bursts are inhibited. We tested the hypothesis that lung inflation, rather than relief from hypoxia and(More)
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