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#72705 - 06/13/02 01:28 PM Post deleted by ewein  
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#72706 - 06/13/02 04:02 PM Re: pickwickian syndrome  
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Dear ewein: I've never seen a case of narcolepsy, but I have seen many articles, and even
some Internet sites about it. For the fun of it, I'll go search for some.

PS it only took a few seconds to find this:

http://www.talkaboutsleep.com/Info/KLW/Dickens.htm


#72707 - 06/13/02 08:29 PM Re: pickwickian syndrome  
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ewein, this is a yart..and not just any yart, a yart of one of your own posts.
when you posted a few weeks ago, about father in law (recently ill), even though, somewhere else, Keiva said his father was dead. you spoke about dyspnea-- in this thread
http://wordsmith.org/board/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=medicine&Number=70176
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For all you medical people out there--is there an actual difference between shortness of breath, breathlessness, and dyspnea? The question came up in my family when my father-in-law was recently hospitalized.
but in a PM, you implied , but did not directly state you were a nurse-- wouldn't a nurse know about dysnpea?

Note URL removed
so are you nancy spector? If so, don't you already know about dysnpea? and other breathing problems? and isn't your post a little desprerate effort to just post something...
Oops! Maybe Nancy Spector exists, and maybe she is ewein, or maybe ewein is nancy is keiva is ken is a patient in a hospital with computer access.. who met a nurse.


#72708 - 06/13/02 09:13 PM Re: pickwickian syndrome  
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of troy, did you never post a question on which you are familiar, in order to stimulate discussion?

"isn't your post a little desprerate [sic] effort to just post something"?


#72709 - 06/14/02 12:06 AM Re: pickwickian syndrome  
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We are taught that Pickwickian Syndrome is another term for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. However, while OSA is more common in obese people, there are other pathologies, and hence the Pickwickian term is rarely used except as a note of historical interest.


#72710 - 06/14/02 01:50 PM paranoid syndrome?  
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of troy, did you never post a question on which you are familiar, in order to stimulate discussion?

"isn't your post a little desprerate [sic] effort to just post something"?

Oh, Kenny boy. And what do you call those 10 desperate efforts at attention seeking which you posted in Q&A? Are they there to stimulate discussion too? Or are they just a childish attempt to garner friendship? Are you lonely Kenny? Sad and lonely? Have you no friends but those you fabricate? I'll be your friend Kenny. Really, I will. You'd like that, wouldn't you?

Are you frustrated by something Kenny boy? I feel frustration eminating from your posts. What could be the source of that frustration I wonder?


#72711 - 06/14/02 02:56 PM Post deleted by ewein  
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#72712 - 06/14/02 03:08 PM Re: pickwickian syndrome  
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Dear ewein: Ondine's curse was new to me, but I found a URL to it, thanks:

http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9634

Incidentally, the rapid respirations following apnea, I think should be called hyperpnea. Dspnea seems to me to best fit difficult respiration due to airway obstruction.


#72713 - 06/14/02 03:19 PM Re: Ondine's curse  
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That interesting name made me curious to know its derivation. from dr. bill's url:
Ondine (Undine) was a female water sprite who loved a knight but was condemned to stay awake in order to breathe.

The plot of the play Ondine by Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944)reminds one a bit of The Little Mermaid:
http://www.samshammas.com/ondine.htm: Ondine is a water-sprite, ostensibly fifteen-years old, and attracted to the world of mortal man

http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?527:5 lists earlier artistic references to Ondine.


#72714 - 06/14/02 03:38 PM Kenny's sham  
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Hey Kenny babes! What's this? Are you starting to behave yourself now? Where're all of your smart-assed comments which I love so much? Aren't you going to be your nasty self anymore and let me play with you? Or are you going to be the nice Joe citizen you'd like everyone to believe you are but which we all know you're not?

I don't think you'll be able to maintain this facade for long, you know. What does everyone else think? Shall we give kenny a chance to redeem himself by putting on his little show of restraint?


#72715 - 06/14/02 04:43 PM Post deleted by ewein  
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#72716 - 06/14/02 04:56 PM Re: pickwickian syndrome  
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Dear ewein: I had forgotten good old tachypnea. Despite the fact that I experience it so often now on just a slight increase in walking speed.


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