The authors recorded electrical activity from the diaphragm and the accessory inspiratory muscles of patients and normal subjects before and during a sojourn in the 'iron lung'. They conclude that both the sensation of dyspnea and the mechanism by which the tank respirator captures ventilation are consequences of increased diaphragmatic energy expenditure.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Review of Respiratory Disease|
|State||Published - 1979|