Lilian Zgraggen

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BACKGROUND Acute mental stress elicits reliable changes in blood coagulation factors. We studied whether stress-related changes in coagulation measures are associated with concomitant hemoconcentration. METHODS Twenty-two men (mean age 47+/-8 years) underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) combining 13 min of task preparation, job interview, and(More)
We investigated the association between exhaustion and the habituation of free cortisol responses to repeated stress exposure. The study comprised 25 healthy male subjects (38-59 years) who were confronted three times with the Trier Social Stress Test. Mean cortisol responses showed the well-known general habituation effect. A two-way interaction day by(More)
Acute mental stress elicits hemoconcentration and polycytosis. We investigated whether haematological response to repeated acute mental stress would habituate and be sustained 45 min and 105 min after stress. Twenty-four men underwent a 13-min stressor three times, one week apart; hematological variables were measured at week one and three. Hematocrit,(More)
Blood coagulation activation might be one mechanism linking acute mental stress with coronary events. We investigated the natural habituation of coagulation responses and recovery to short-term mental stress. Three times with one-week intervals, 24 men (mean age 47 +/- 7 years) underwent the same 13-min stressor (preparation, job interview, mental(More)
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