Peter A. R. Cole

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The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the relationship among upper airway resistance, snoring, and arousals, all measured simultaneously, in nonapneic snorers complaining of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). To accomplish this task, we selected a group of nine nonapneic snorers who presented because of snoring, EDS, tiredness, or(More)
Lateral recumbency causes ipsilateral nasal congestion and contralateral decongestion. Nasal resistances were measured before, during and after the application of pressure either regionally or by lateral recumbency. In some experiments an attempt was made to block the response by local anesthetic injection, splinting the nasal vestibules, or topical(More)
Open Access-This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the source is credited. Background Generally, scapula process fractures (coracoid and acromion) have been treated nonoperatively with favorable outcome ,(More)
This investigation was undertaken to demonstrate the contributions of dynamic vestibular and mucosal components to nasal air-flow resistance in healthy human adults. The studies were made by video recording of alar movement, electromyography of alar muscle activity, and by computer-assisted plethysmographic measurement of nasal air-flow resistance.(More)
Dimensions of the external nose and nostrils and nasal airflow resistances were determined in healthy, young Caucasian, Oriental, and Negro adults. Statistically significant variation between racial groups was found in nasal width and the differential between dorsi-ventral and transverse nostril diameters. Corresponding differences were found also in nasal(More)
Anatomic studies have described areas where there is no direct threat of inadvertent suprascapular nerve injury; however, these studies did not describe danger zones during open reduction and internal fixation of the fractured scapula. We therefore sought to define the topographic distribution in which these vulnerable structures most commonly are found,(More)
It is well known that hearing acuity decreases with age. The precise mechanism responsible for this phenomenon, called presbycusis, is unknown. One hypothesis advanced to explain this loss of acuity implicates chronic exposure to snoring noise. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to investigate whether snoring is associated with hearing loss. We(More)
The purpose of this small descriptive series was to report patient and injury characteristics, as well as, surgical and functional outcomes in patients aged 70 years or older, with operative scapular fracture. A retrospective review of 214 scapula fractures identified 6 consecutive geriatric patients aged 70 years or older and formed the basis for this(More)
The objective of this study is to compare the properties of two of the most frequently used acoustic rhinometers: the EcoVision (Hood Laboratories, USA) using the transient technique, and the Rhin2100 (RhinoMetrics, Denmark) using the continuous wide-band technique. In the wide-band rhinometer (Rhin2100), the transient analog signals of traditional(More)