Saturday, November 5, 2005

Hilarious Journal Articles #23: Synypnea, Synchronized Breathing in the Emergency Room

From the Annals of Emergency Medicine, via Blogborygmi, who describes the phenomenon in detail:
The Figure displays an underrecognized clinical phenomenon for which we are proposing the term 'synypnea.' Synypnea is seen across the country and is defined as when emergency department waiting room patients have the same respiratory rate. We think it is pathophysiologically linked to menstrual synchrony. There is little scientific exploration on this topic, however, which represents fertile grounds for original research...
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