P L Schiffman

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We studied the rate of initial "misdiagnosis', along with factors than might distinguish such patients, in 64 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who completed a survey of 34 questions. Announcement of the survey was made by electronic newsletter and users group bulletin board directed at ALS patients. The questionnaire was distributed to(More)
In six patients an apnoea test was carried out to confirm brain death according to a protocol recommended in the USA. After ten minutes' apnoea the pCO2 did not reach the target value of 7.98 kPa (60 mm Hg) in any of these patients. This was caused by the low initial value and the slow increase of the pCO2. Moreover, we could not confirm the belief that the(More)
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