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Periodic breathing in infants with near-miss sudden infant death syndrome.
The effect of age on susceptibility to periodic breathing is also unclear.
Factors inducing periodic breathing in humans: a general model.
In these cases periodic breathing results from an unstable negative feedback control system with a combination of high loop gain (amount of change in ventilation for a given change in partial pressure of oxygen or carbon dioxide at the chemoreceptor) and a long delay between sensing a blood gas abnormality and compensating for it by adjusting ventilation.
They hypothesized that long-term improvement in periodic breathing could, in turn, improve cardiac function.
Chapter 3 will be of interest to therapists who have cross-trained in sleep medicine in as much as it covers the developmental aspects of sleep and control of ventilation and discusses the highly prevalent incidence of apnea and periodic breathing that occur in prematurity.

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