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Table 1 Main revitalisation effects of airway reflexes in animals (A) and airwayreflexes or voluntary breathing manoeuvres in humans (H)

From: Resuscitation and auto resuscitation by airway reflexes in animals

  Reversal of pathological situations Methods
A Interruption of bronchospasm in cats NPh mechanical stimulation [18]
Interruption of hypoxic apnoea in cats NPh mechanical stimulation [19]
Interruption of hypotension and bradycardia in cats NPh mechanical stimulation [19]
Interruption of asphyxia with collapse and A-V blockade in cats NPh mechanical stimulation [19]
Interruption of apneusis in cats NPh mechanical stimulation [19]
Interruption of aconitine arrhythmia in rats NPh mechanical stimulation [36]
Inhibition of excitability and rhythmicity of cough in cats NPh mechanical stimulation [46]
H Prevention of aspiration pneumonia in patients Voluntary cough, ExpR [49]
Interruption of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in infant Cold water on face - diving reflex [65]
Interruption of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in adult NPh catheter [67]
Interruption of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in infants NPh catheter [68]
Prevention of brain damage in polytraumatic patients Cold water in NPh balloon [66]
Persisting breathing for 2 minutes during cardiac arrest inman Reflex by previous limb exercise [77]
Prevention of bronchospasm in asthmatics Voluntary sniffs [78]
Inhibition of capsaicin - induced cough in children with asthma Voluntary sniffs [79]
Treatment of hiccough in patients NPh stimulation [69]
PC communication and control of wheelchair by paraplegics AspR and ExpR as binary symbols [40]
Prevention of imminent collapse in patients Voluntary „cough on demand” [70]