Stuart J Semple

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A 28 year old Caucasian male presented with an acute Guillain-Barré syndrome and bilateral facial weakness. He had an abnormal chest radiograph. Lumbar puncture revealed acellular fluid with a raised protein count and lung function tests showed a restrictive ventilatory defect. The patient deteriorated and required mechanical ventilation for 14 days.(More)
1. The effect of electrically induced ;exercise' on the respiratory oscillation of arterial pH was studied in chloralose-anaesthetized dogs with spinal cord transection at T8/9 (dermatome level T6/7).2. Respiratory oscillations of arterial pH (presumed to be due to oscillations of arterial P(CO2)) were sensed with a fast-responding electrode in one carotid(More)
Sodium DL-3-hydroxybutyrate was administered to obese subjects (more than 150% ideal body-weight) who were either receiving a 2 . 5 MJ (600 kcal) diet containing 34 g protein on one day with a total fast (water and vitamins only) on the next day, for 21 days, or were undergoing therapeutic starvation for 14 days. Both intravenous and oral hydroxybutyrate(More)
1. The ventilatory response to electrically induced ;exercise' was studied in six chloralose-anaesthetized dogs. The on-transient and steady-state responses to ;exercise' were compared in the same dogs before and after spinal cord transection at T8/9 (dermatome level T6/7) on fifteen occasions.2. Phasic hind limb ;exercise' was induced for periods of 4 min(More)
In a bid to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with coronary artery disease, statin therapy has become a cornerstone treatment for patients with dyslipideamia. Statins, or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are effective in blocking hepatic synthesis of cholesterol and are generally regarded as safe. Although rare, severe adverse side effects such as(More)
1. The hypothesis that respiratory oscillations of arterial blood gas composition influence ventilation has been examined. 2. Phrenic motoneurone output recorded in the C5 root of the left phrenic nerve and the respiratory oscillations of arterial pH in the right common carotid artery were measured in vagotomized anaesthetized dogs which had been paralysed(More)
A modification is proposed to the well-known hypothesis which explains the development of progressive carbon-dioxide retention in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic respiratory failure when they are given supplementary oxygen to breathe. It is suggested that, in these patients, increased production of lactic acid by the brain, due to profound(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 36 session COREPOWER machine training intervention and those of a 36 session home-based core training intervention programme on golfers' physical fitness and sport specific performance. It was hypothesised that both modalities will improve on golf related fitness aspects. Subjects comprised of(More)