T. Montagna

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in men with obstructive sleep apnea (OSAS) but no completely convincing hypotheses about the underlying pathogenic mechanisms have been published in the literature. The aims of the present study were to assess the presence of ED in a group of OSAS patients without daytime respiratory failure and to determine whether this(More)
Ten patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypercapnic respiratory failure were randomly submitted to intermittent negative pressure ventilation (INPV) 6 h per day for 5 consecutive days by either a cuirass or pneumo wrap ventilator. The effects were assessed by measurements of spirometry, blood gases, maximal inspiratory(More)
In 22 patients (19 men, 3 women; mean [+/- SD] age, 63 +/- 6 years) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), phosphorus content was measured by spectrophotometric methods on muscle fragments of both peripheral (quadriceps femoris needle biopsy in 22 patients) and respiratory muscles (external intercostal muscle surgical biopsy in 14 patients).(More)
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