Alain Baulon

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BACKGROUND Very elderly subjects (VES; aged 80 years or older) constitute a special population as they frequently present multiple diseases (polypathology). Results from trials on general adult populations therefore cannot be extrapolated to VES. We performed a census of randomized controlled trials (RCT) on VES published between 1990 and 2002, and carried(More)
Alterations with aging in the responses of heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) reactivity were investigated during mild mental stress induced by undergoing a psychometric test, in 52 women and men aged 18-73 years, with no history of cardiovascular, renal or neurological deficits. HR and BP responses were measured before, during and after the test.(More)
Modifications with aging in heart rate reactivity was investigated during minor mental stress. 27 normal male volunteers, aged 51-55 years (n = 10) and 71-74 years (n = 17), were studied in control conditions and while passing a series of 5 psychometric test measuring memory or intellectual speed. Men in their 70s had both lower heart rate baseline levels(More)
Alterations with ageing in the responses of heart rate (HR), urinary excretion of free epinephrine (E) and norepinephrine (NE) and anxiety were investigated during mild mental stress. Forty-eight normal male volunteers were studied: in control conditions; when subjected to psychometric tests; and during recovery. Men in their seventies had lower baseline(More)
The experiments were done to investigate modifications with aging in reactivity and speed of recovery of the sympathetic adrenomedullary system during psychosocial stress. Normal male volunteers were studied. Urinary adrenaline and noradrenaline, diuresis, pH and specific gravity were measured. Adrenaline and noradrenaline baseline levels were lower in the(More)
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