Ventilation and breathing pattern during sleep in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  title={Ventilation and breathing pattern during sleep in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.},
  author={Philip E. L. Smith and R. Timothy Edwards and Peter Mark Anthony Calverley},
  volume={96 6},
Ventilatory data, including timing and partitioning of ventilation, were obtained from six subjects with advanced Duchenne muscular dystrophy, aged 16 to 22 years, during polysomnography on two consecutive nights; the subjects were randomized to breathing air or oxygen. Five of the six patients developed oxygen desaturation exceeding 5 percent during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep while breathing air. Minute ventilation on air (the mean of at least six consecutive minutes) was 6.9 +/- 0.7 (SEM… CONTINUE READING
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