Ai-Hui Chung

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to investigate whether changes in post- to pre-overnight sleep systolic blood pressure (SSBP) are associated with sleep respiratory disturbance, pro-inflammatory state, and metabolic situation in patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). METHODS Anthropometry, sleep polysomnography, biochemical markers, and(More)
To assess the physiological meanings of the detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) slope α and its relationship to spectral measures in heart rate variability, this study investigated changes of α and its corresponding spectral measures over various night-sleep stages. The overall DFA α and natural-logarithm-transformed power values of the spectral parameters(More)
BACKGROUND Both proteinuria and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are associated with cardiovascular events and consequent mortality. To examine whether age, OSA, diabetes, and obesity are potential predictors of proteinuria, a data-driven analysis was performed to delineate a potential categorical classification algorithm. METHODS In this cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Sleepiness-at-the-wheel has been identified as a major cause of highway accidents. The aim of our study is identifying the candidate measures for home-based screening of sleep disordered breathing in Taiwanese bus drivers, instead of polysomnography. METHODS Overnight polysomnography accompanied with simultaneous measurements of alternative(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cardiometabolic risk factors are male prevalent. OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether gender differences remained prominent after matching for the apnea hypopnea index (AHI) and postmenopause. METHODS In a retrospective analysis of 350 eligible SDB patients, female patients were matched with male(More)
The static/dynamic changes of gas exchange, heart rate (HR) and blood pressure in terms of work rate (WR) and WR changes in ramp exercise were investigated by cardio-pulmonary exercise tests (CPETs) in hyperhidrosis patients before (W0), one week (W1) and four weeks (W4) after bilateral T2-sympathectomy. Accompanied by constant oxygen consumption and WR at(More)
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