Hong-Ruei Chen

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Using 1000 successive points of a pulse wave velocity (PWV) series, we previously distinguished healthy from diabetic subjects with multi-scale entropy (MSE) using a scale factor of 10. One major limitation is the long time for data acquisition (i.e., 20 min). This study aimed at validating the sensitivity of a novel method, short time MSE (sMSE) that(More)
It is known that aging and type 2 diabetes mellitus contribute to atherosclerosis and autonomic dysfunction. By using the air pressure sensing system (APSS), peak-peak intervals (PPIs) of wrist arterial waveforms from baseline and reactive hyperemia (RH) were obtained. Through frequency domain analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) and nonlinear Poincaré(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Polysomnography (PSG), which involves simultaneous monitoring of various physiological monitors, is the current comprehensive tool for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We aimed at validating vibrating signals of snoring as a single physiological parameter for screening and evaluating severity of OSA. METHODS Totally, 111(More)
Although previous studies have shown the successful use of pressure-induced reactive hyperemia as an assessment tool of endothelial function, the sensitivity remains questionable. This study aims at investigating the feasibility and sensitivity of a novel multiscale entropy index (MEI) in detecting subtle endothelial dysfunction in healthy and diabetic(More)
Cardiac autonomic dysfunction is a serious condition in the elder subjects. Baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) by measuring pulse intervals and blood pressure has been proven as an effective indicator. This paper proposes a novel index by substitution blood pressure with amplitudes of pressure pulse. We recruited 61 subjects divided into two groups: healthy young(More)
Studies regarding the effects of short-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy are not sufficient. A total of 35 patients with moderate to severe untreated OSA were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 comprised 22 patients who underwent polysomnography (PSG) for one night, and Group 2 comprised 13 patients who received PSG combined with CPAP(More)
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