Jordi Aguilo

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This paper presents a study performed in 25 young healthy subjects measuring the evolution of heart rate variability (HRV) indices during emotional stress. Acute emotional stress was generated with a modified version of Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). The TSST comprises several tasks which include a memory test, anticipation of stress, public exposition,(More)
In this work, we analyze changes in respiration during emotional stress induced by a modification of the Trier Social Stress Test. The following stages in the test were analyzed: the pre-relaxing stage, the story telling stage, the anticipation of stress and the video exposition stage. Respiration signal is recorded during the whole test using a thoracic(More)
INTRODUCTION The WHO has qualified stress as a 'world epidemic' due to its increasingly greater incidence on health. The work described in this paper represents an attempt to objectively quantify the level of stress. AIM The aim of the method developed here is to measure how close or how far a subject is from a situation that can be considered 'normal' in(More)
Hypertensive rabbits with a clip on the renal artery of their solitary remaining kidney show an abrupt decrease in blood pressure after the arterial constriction is released. Although the mechanism underlying this phenomenon remains controversial, some experimental evidence suggests that it could be humorally mediated. The involvement of prostaglandins was(More)
Two cardiovascular parameters of emerging interest suitable for estimation of non-invasive, beat-to-beat, and without cuff, blood pressure parameters are pulse width (PW) and pulse transit time (PTT). In this study the performance of both parameters in estimating beat-to-beat systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is analyzed. The(More)
Respiratory rate and heart rate variability (HRV) are studied as stress markers in a database of young healthy volunteers subjected to acute emotional stress, induced by a modification of the Trier Social Stress Test. First, instantaneous frequency domain HRV parameters are computed using time-frequency analysis in the classical bands. Then, the respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND HLA Matchmaker is a computer algorithm developed to evaluate donor/receptor compatibility comparing sequences of polymorphic aminoacids (eplets) present in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of HLA Matchmaker for patient and graft survival, graft survival free of rejection, and the(More)
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