Isabelle Vaugier

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether optoelectronic plethysmography accurately evaluated vital capacity (VC) in patients with respiratory muscle dysfunction of variable severity, including those with paradoxical abdominal movements. METHODS In 20 subjects, VC was measured in the supine position using both spirometry and optoelectronic plethysmography (6(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to determine if the intensity of breathing noise (including snoring) and/or the presence of abnormal breathing events (ABE) are factors that trigger arousal/awakening of a snorer's bed partner. METHODS We conducted a prospective multicenter study investigating couples where the male had a chronic disturbing snoring. We(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate sleepiness, sleep hygiene, sleep disorders, and driving risk among highway drivers. METHODS We collected data using cross-sectional surveys, including the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) questionnaire, Basic Nordic Sleep Questionnaire (BNSQ), and a travel questionnaire; we also obtained sleep data from the past 24 h and(More)
We prospectively studied early bedside standard EEG characteristics in 61 acute postanoxic coma patients. Five simple EEG features, namely, isoelectric, discontinuous, nonreactive to intense auditory and nociceptive stimuli, dominant delta frequency, and occurrence of paroxysms were classified yes or no. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess differences between manual wheelchairs and 3 pushrim-activated power-assisted wheelchairs (PAPAWs): Servomatic A and B and E-motion. DESIGN Repeated measures. SETTING Rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS Volunteers with spinal cord injuries (N=52). INTERVENTIONS Ten subjects propelled the wheelchairs on a dynamometer, 46(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive transcutaneous capnometry (TcCO2) is used to assess the home ventilation's efficiency. Recently, end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2) sensors have been integrated in life-support home ventilators. The purpose of this study was to compare the ventilator-integrated ETCO2 with TcCO2, in home-ventilated neuromuscular disease patients. METHODS ETCO2(More)
Restrictive respiratory failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neuromuscular diseases (NMD). Home mechanical ventilation (HMV) is used to treat hypoventilation, identified by daytime hypercapnia or nocturnal desaturation. Recently, transcutaneous measure of CO2 (TcCO2) has been increasingly used to detect hypoventilation, using different(More)
BACKGROUND Scoliosis is the most debilitating issue in SMA type 2 patients. No evidence confirms the efficacy of Garches braces (GB) to delay definitive spinal fusion. OBJECTIVE Compare orthopedic and pulmonary outcomes in children with SMA type 2 function to management. METHOD We carried out a monocentric retrospective study on 29 SMA type 2 children(More)
BACKGROUND For people with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), access to computers can be difficult, thus several devices have been developed to facilitate their use. However, text input speed remains very slow compared to users who do not have a disability, even with these devices. Several methods have been developed to increase text input speed, such as(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of bracing in adult with scoliosis. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Outpatients followed in 2 tertiary care hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Adults (N=38) with nonoperated progressive idiopathic or degenerative scoliosis treated by custom-molded lumbar-sacral orthoses, with a minimum follow-up time of 10 years(More)