Neural respiratory drive in obesity.

  title={Neural respiratory drive in obesity.},
  author={Joerg S Steier and Caroline J Jolley and John Chow Seymour and Michael Roughton and Michael Iain Polkey and John Moxham},
  volume={64 8},
BACKGROUND The load imposed on ventilation by increased body mass contributes to the respiratory symptoms caused by obesity. A study was conducted to quantify ventilatory load and respiratory drive in obesity in both the upright and supine postures. METHODS Resting breathing when seated and supine was studied in 30 obese subjects (mean (SD) body mass index (BMI) 42.8 (8.6) kg/m(2)) and 30 normal subjects (mean (SD) BMI 23.6 (3.7) kg/m(2)), recording the electromyogram of the diaphragm (EMGdi… CONTINUE READING
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