Yves Rideau

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the relationship between disease progression, pulmonary volumes, respiratory muscle strength (maximum inspiratory [MIP] and expiratory [MEP] pressure), and arterial blood gases for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DESIGN An inception cohort study of pulmonary volumes, MIPs, and MEPs, correlated with age and PaCO2(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to compare the respiratory function of patients with different clinical types of muscular dystrophy (MD). A total of 190 patients representing facioscapulohumeral MD (n = 20), limb-girdle MD (n = 50), Becker MD (n = 20), Duchenne MD (n = 90), and the "intermediate" type of MD (n = 10) were studied using simple(More)
Fourteen patients with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD) received nasal ventilation at the beginning of the declining phase of their vital capacity (VC). At that point, the mean value (SD) of their vital capacity was 1,756 (363) mL notably inferior to the predicted values. Nasal ventilation was performed according to a precise protocol, with an average(More)
Intracellular calcium activity was recorded during in vitro myogenesis of human normal and DMD muscle, using the calcium probe Indo-1 under laser illumination, at rest and during different kinds of stimulation (acetylcholine, high K+, caffeine). In myoblasts, the resting intracellular calcium level was significantly larger in DMD cells (89 +/- 9 nM; n = 40(More)
There are not, as yet, clear indications for the surgical management of scoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), taking into account the varying severity of the clinical course. Monitoring the vital capacity can be most important for the indication and timing of surgery. In some cases, delaying surgical intervention with conservative management using(More)
Human muscle cells obtained from biopsy specimens were grown in a primary culture system and electrophysiologically studied. Whole cell patch-clamp recordings revealed the presence of two types of calcium currents: (i) a low-threshold (-60 mV) one (ICa, T) with fast activation and inactivation kinetics (time-to-peak: 39 ms at -30 mV); and (ii) a(More)