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We have recently demonstrated that the overnight profiles of cardiac interbeat autocorrelation coefficient of R-R intervals (rRR) calculated at 1-min intervals are related to the changes in sleep electroencephalographic (EEG) mean frequency, which reflect depth of sleep. Other quantitative measures of the Poincaré plots, i.e., the standard deviation of(More)
A collaboration of multidisciplinary experts on the functional evaluation of lung cancer patients has been facilitated by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS), in order to draw up recommendations and provide clinicians with clear, up-to-date guidelines on fitness for surgery and chemo-radiotherapy. The(More)
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the reliability and accuracy of a new impedance cardiograph device, the Physio Flow, at rest and during a steady-state dynamic leg exercise (work intensity ranging from 10 to 50 W) performed in the supine position. We compared cardiac output determined simultaneously by two methods, the Physio Flow (QcPF) and(More)
One of the greatest challenges in exercise physiology is to develop a valid, reliable, non-invasive and affordable measurement of cardiac output (CO). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility and accuracy of a new impedance cardiograph device, the Physio Flow, during a 1-min step incremental exercise test from rest to maximal peak(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the six-minute walk test (6MWT) might predict peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) after heart transplantation. DESIGN Case-control prospective study. SETTING Public hospital. PARTICIPANTS Patients with heart transplant (n=22) and age-matched sedentary male subjects (n=13). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
Aging is commonly associated with decreased sleep quality and increased periodic breathing (PB) that can influence heart rate variability (HRV). Cardiac autonomic control, as inferred from HRV analysis, was determined, taking into account the sleep quality and breathing patterns. Two groups of 12 young (21.1 +/- 0.8 years) and 12 older (64.9 +/- 1.9 years)(More)
In middle-aged persons, moderate physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) has been shown to be associated with increased vagal-related heart rate variability (HRV) indexes and better health status. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a very high PAEE has greater effect on vagal-related HRV indexes and self-estimates of well-being in(More)
We investigated the hemodynamic, renal, and hormonal responses to neutral endopeptidase (NEP) inhibition during a 6-h, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in seven chronic, stable heart transplant patients. Baseline characteristics were similar during both experiments, and no significant changes were observed after placebo. NEP inhibition(More)
Lung adenocarcinoma is the most common cell type in females (smokers or non-smokers) and in non-smoking males. Its incidence has been increasing in younger cohorts of males and females until very recent years. Changes in classification and in pathological techniques account for some of this increase. In females and non-smoker males, the increase could be(More)