Quantification of diaphragmatic EMG response to CO2 rebreathing in humans.

  title={Quantification of diaphragmatic EMG response to CO2 rebreathing in humans.},
  author={Mel Lopata and M J Evanich and Ruy V. Lourenco},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  volume={43 2},
To determine a reliable quantitative method of measuring diaphragmatic EMG (EMGdi), electrical activity of the diaphragm was obtained via an esophageal electrode during CO2 rebreathing in 6 normal males and processed three different ways: 1) integration (area), 2) as a moving time average, and 3) as a moving time variance. Integrated activity was quantified in terms of total activity and inspiratory activity. In addition, average total activity and average inspiratory activity were calculated… CONTINUE READING