Archive for the 'Muscle' Category

17 Nov

Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Reduced Inspiratory Muscle Endurance Following Successful Weaning

Thirty-nine percent of all patients admitted to the ICU receive mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation is most commonly used in the management of patients with acute respiratory failure as it reduces the work of breathing and diaphragm activity. However, prolonged mechanical ventilation promotes respiratory muscle weakness in the absence of critical illness and is localized to […]

03 Nov

Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Smooth Muscle Contractility Effects of Hypoxia

Though differences in control of function of a variety of smooth muscles may exist at membrane and neural levels, there are striking similarities in the intracellular contractile machinery. Since the contractile mechanism is the “horse that is driven by every whip,” we have directed our operated channels tend to blend together. Thus, in a smaller […]

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