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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)
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)
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. In this cross-sectional community-based cohort(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)
Significant safety concerns remain surrounding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) following gastrointestinal surgery, leading to wide variation in their use. This study aimed to determine the safety profile of NSAIDs after major gastrointestinal surgery. Consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency abdominal surgery with a(More)
(2, 3, 4, 5). More recently, a durable reduction of plasma kallikreinogen and of the plasma inhibitor of kallikrein, both evaluated with the kaolin contact method, has been demonstrated to support the implication of the kinin system in the course of myocardial infarction (6). In the present study, the daily urinary excretion of kallikrein, according to the(More)
e16058 Background: Metastatic urothelial cancer progressing on or after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy is incurable and has a very poor prognosis. There is no standard second-line therapy, but the taxanes including paclitaxel, have previously shown activity. Abraxane (ABI-007) is a novel well tolerated albumin-bound nanoparticle formulation of(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)
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