Mueller maneuver

Mueller maneuver

(mū′lĕr)
Inspiration against a blocked upper airway, a maneuver that generates negative pressure within the thorax. The Mueller maneuver can be performed voluntarily, by trying to suck air into the lungs with the mouth closed and the nostrils pinched. It also occurs spontaneously during obstructive sleep apnea when a person with an occluded airway struggles to breathe.
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10-12) The LDI was done with and without Mueller maneuver to assess the function of sympathetic nervous system in each individual.
Laser Doppler flux differences between the affected hands and the normal hands with and without Mueller maneuver before and after SGB therapy demonstrated that there was a significant flux difference (P < 0.
ATS acceptability criteria for DLCO are that the inspired volume be at least 90% of the largest previously measured vital capacity, that it be inhaled in less than 4 seconds (most subjects will do it in two seconds); that there be a stable 9-11 second breath hold with no evidence of leaks and no Valsalva or Mueller maneuvers.