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The nocturnal secretion of cardiac natriuretic peptides during obstructive sleep apnoea and its response to therapy with nasal continuous positive airway pressure
The nocturnal secretion profile of the newly identified natriuretic peptide (NP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), was studied in 14 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) (apnoeaExpand
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The use of non‐invasive ventilation for life‐threatening asthma attacks: Changes in the need for intubation
Background and objective:  Although non‐invasive ventilation (NIV) has been shown to be effective in a wide variety of respiratory diseases, its role in severe asthma attacks remains uncertain. TheExpand
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Effects of NCPAP therapy on fibrinogen levels in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
  • K. Chin, M. Ohi, +5 authors K. Kuno
  • Medicine
  • American journal of respiratory and critical care…
  • 1 June 1996
In patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), the blood coagulation system may contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular events, which occur most frequently in the morning. NasalExpand
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Flexible positive airway pressure improves treatment adherence compared with auto-adjusting PAP.
STUDY OBJECTIVES There are no clinical data comparing adherence and quality of life between auto-adjusting positive airway pressure (APAP) and two different flex positive airway pressure (PAP)Expand
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Analysis of the relationship between health status and mortality in hypercapnic patients with noninvasive ventilation
Health status and mortality are important outcomes in patients with advanced pulmonary diseases receiving noninvasive ventilation (NIV). However, their relationship has not been thoroughlyExpand
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Acylated ghrelin level in patients with OSA before and after nasal CPAP treatment
Background and objective:  Patients with newly diagnosed OSA have been reported to have recent weight gain prior to diagnosis. Ghrelin stimulates food intake and increases weight gain. Plasma ghrelinExpand
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Improvement of factor VII clotting activity following long-term NCPAP treatment in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.
  • K. Chin, H. Kita, +6 authors M. Ohi
  • Medicine
  • QJM : monthly journal of the Association of…
  • 1 September 1998
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a very common disorder. Patients with OSAS are at an increased risk for cardiovascular events. It has also been reported that a 25% rise in factor VIIExpand
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Efficacy of blood-patch pleurodesis for secondary spontaneous pneumothorax in interstitial lung disease.
OBJECTIVE We identified the prognostic relevance of pneumothorax in interstitial lung disease (ILD) patients and evaluated the efficacy and safety of autologous blood-patch pleurodesis. METHODS WeExpand
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Heat shock protein 72 level decreases during sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) suffer from stresses related to repetitive apneas during sleep. To examine whether the level of 72 kDa heat shock protein (HSP72) increasesExpand
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Ventilatory support during exercise in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis sequelae.
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether intermittent positive pressure ventilation through a nasal mask (NIPPV) applied during exercise in patients with pulmonary tuberculosisExpand
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