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)
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)
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)
Dyckia ibiramensis is a naturally rare, endemic and threatened bromeliad which occurs naturally on 4 km of rocky river outcroppings in Southern Brazil. For this study, subpopulations of the species were characterized based on size and genetics, to compile information for in situ and ex situ conservation strategies. A census of the rosettes was undertaken(More)
Dyckia brevifolia is an endemic rheophyte bromeliad that occurs exclusively in patches on rocky banks of the Itajaí-Açu River in southern Brazil. The genetic diversity of all known populations was carried out using allozyme markers and the total numbers of rosettes, reproductive rosettes, and clumps per population were characterized. The mating system was(More)
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