Alicia F Ruiz

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We were interested in a therapeutic device designed to increase carotid–cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) since high BRS is associated with a lower risk for development of hypotension in humans with experimentally–induced central hypovolemia. We hypothesized that spontaneous breathing through an impedance threshold device (ITD) designed to increase(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased negative intrathoracic pressure during spontaneous inspiration through an impedance threshold device (ITD) causes elevated arterial blood pressure in humans. This study was performed to determine whether the acute increase in blood pressure induced by breathing through an ITD is associated with increased stroke volume and cardiac output.(More)
AIMS Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease cause of disability and high costs. To determine the effectiveness of therapy with biologic- and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in patients with RA and factors associated with the control of the disease. METHODS Retrospective cohort study of RA patients receiving treatment with DMARDs(More)
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