Émilie Crawford-Achour

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Alteration in cardiac autonomic activity during sleep is a common feature of sleep disorders. Diurnal sympathetic overactivity is a possible consequence and could contribute to future cardiovascular complications. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between cardiac autonomic activity during sleep and diurnal autonomic cardiovascular control.(More)
Running title: Sleep disordered breathing evolution in the elderly. Abstract Limited and controversial data exist on the natural evolution of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in untreated individuals. This study examines the evolution of SDB over a three-year period in a community-based elderly sample. From the initial cohort of 854 healthy subjects aged(More)
OBJECTIVE Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) leads to a deterioration in cognitive functions, with regard to memory and executive functions. However, few studies have investigated the impact of treatment on these cognitive functions in elderly subjects. METHODS The study was conducted in a large cohort of subjects aged 65 years or older (the PROOF(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of subjective sleep and cognitive complaints increases with age. The purpose of this study was to investigate the link between subjective cognitive and sleep complaints in a population aged 65. DESIGN AND SETTING analysis of a cohort of 1011 subjects aged 65 years old at time of inclusion. METHODS Older people underwent a(More)
BACKGROUND preservation of cognitive abilities is required to have a good quality of life. The predictive value of cognitive functioning at 65 years old on successful ageing 6 years later is not established. METHODS nine hundred and seventy-six questionnaires were sent by mail to a sample of healthy and voluntary French pensioners. Successful ageing was(More)
Limited and controversial data exist on the natural evolution of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in untreated individuals. This study examines the evolution of SDB over a 3-yr period in a community-based sample of elderly subjects. From the initial cohort of 854 healthy subjects aged mean ± SD 68.4 ± 0.8 yrs, 519 untreated subjects accepted clinical and(More)
In the past decade, a significant improvement has been done in the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a devastating disease. Beside the aging population, one of the next challenges is to develop a specific management of a pulmonary hypertension's suspicion, in the aged patients. In fact, recent data have shown that if pulmonary hypertension were(More)
Over recent years, many hospitals have been looking to promote optimum ageing by developing a strategy for identifying frailty in elderly people. This raises the question of prevention in the field of ageing and the capacities to change behaviour which is harmful to health at any age. Early and long-term support is essential.
Objective: Sleep complaints are recurrent in Geriatrics and are often attributed to physiological aging. The aim of this work is to describe subjective sleep quality and its impact on successful aging. Methods: Subjective sleep quality was evaluated by using the Pittsburgh subjective sleep quality questionnaire. Two visual analogical scales (graduate from 0(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the seniors' expectations for acceding to successful aging and the impact of preventive actions. METHOD Descriptive study of a representative sample of healthy pensioners using a 20-item questionnaire exploring the difficulties in daily life, the options chosen to achieve successful aging and the impact of preventive actions.(More)