Ambulatory monitoring of respiration in anxiety.

  title={Ambulatory monitoring of respiration in anxiety.},
  author={J M Fern{\'a}ndez Mart{\'i}nez and Laszlo A Papp and Jeremy D. Coplan and Douglas E Anderson and Charles M. Mueller and Donald F. Klein and J. M. Gorman},
  volume={2 6},
An ambulatory monitor, body suit, and calibration procedure were developed to compare the respiration of seven patients with panic disorder and twelve normal volunteers. Subjects wore a body suit with Respitrace bands, connected to a portable respiratory monitor for a period of 24 hours. Breath by breath values for respiratory rate and tidal volume were computed every two minutes. There was a significant difference between patients and controls in their patterns of minute ventilation during… CONTINUE READING