Guillaume Bouvard

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In this research we examine whether conversational dynamics occurring within the first five minutes of a negotiation can predict negotiated outcomes. In a simulated employment negotiation, micro-coding conducted by a computer showed that activity level, conversational engagement, prosodic emphasis, and vocal mirroring predicted 30% of the variance in(More)
UNLABELLED Carvedilol can induce important clinical and hemodynamic improvements in patients with chronic heart failure resulting from severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. This study examines the impact of carvedilol on cardiac neuronal function using 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy in dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS Twenty-two(More)
i I I D B c A supraaortic arteries and, particularly, to carotid bifurcations [4-17] . We previously reported an angioplasty technique involving temporary occlusion of the internal carotid artery to prevent cerebral embolization during manipulation of ulcerated plaques [18]. The present article describes a new triple coaxial catheter system (Schneider(More)
PURPOSE Twelve patients with proved pheochromocytoma evaluated in our institution between 1991 and 1997 are described. METHODS The patients' urinary excretion rates and their metabolites (vanylmandelic acid and metanephrines) were significantly greater than normal before surgery. Echocardiography showed normal left ventricular ejection fractions (72% +/-(More)
Heart failure is accompanied by major disturbances of the functioning of the sympathetic nervous system: global overactivation and local modifications of the adrenergic system. 123I-MIBG cardiac scintigraphy is an isotope technique investigating presynaptic adrenergic function. The cardiac uptake of MIBG is decreased during heart failure, reflecting a(More)
Quantitative hepatic angioscintigraphy was combined with duplex Doppler in order to study liver perfusion in normal subjects and in 148 patients with liver cirrhosis. The portal component of liver perfusion determined by scintigraphy was reduced in patients with liver cirrhosis and correlated to the development of cirrhosis and to porto-hepatic gradient(More)
The assessment of the intracranial hemodynamic consequences of obstructive lesions of the carotid artery by measuring resting rCBF is inadequate because cerebral blood flow may remain constant in spite of significant drops in the intraluminal pressure due to autoregulation. Moreover, flow may be permanently decreased following cerebral infarction, even if(More)
A sixty-nine year old hypertensive man had left motor neglect following an infarct of the anterior limb of the right internal capsule. He also had left auditory extinction on verbal dichotic listening and a sligh constructional apraxia. Regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) was measured at rest with Xenon 133 inhalation and was found to be slightly decreased(More)
Bisphosphonates have marked affinity for bone that makes them useful in both the treatment and imaging of bone lesions. Bone scintigraphy is very sensitive for the detection of bone metastases, which can cause life-threatening hypercalcemia requiring emergency treatment. This prospective study was done to determine whether intravenous administration of(More)
We present the case of 44-yr-old man who presented syncope with ventricular tachycardia in the setting of Brugada syndrome. In addition to the electrocardiographic evidence of the syndrome and the absence of apparent structural heart disease, clear defects of myocardial neuronal metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) uptake on MIBG SPECT imaging also were found in(More)