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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although aging and hypertension may predispose hypertensive elderly subjects to cerebral hypoperfusion during orthostatic stress, their effects on the acute cerebral autoregulatory response to hypotension are not known. METHODS Continuous middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity (BFV) (transcranial Doppler ultrasound) and mean(More)
BACKGROUND Menopausal estrogen loss has been associated with increased cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. However, the link between estrogen and cardiovascular disease remains unclear. Some data suggest estrogen mediates its effect through changes in arterial pressure and its regulation. However, the data available in older women are equivocal(More)
Both age and gender influence cardiovascular autonomic control, which in turn may influence the ability to withstand adverse cardiac events and respond to orthostatic stress. The purpose of this study was (1) to quantify age- and gender- related alterations in autonomic control of blood pressure (BP) and (2) to examine the impact of these autonomic(More)
This study aimed to determine whether alterations in cardiovascular dynamics before syncope are related to changes in spontaneous respiration. Fifty-two healthy subjects underwent continuous heart rate (HR), arterial blood pressure (BP), and respiratory measurements during 10-min periods of spontaneous and paced breathing (0.25 Hz) in the supine and 60(More)
Twenty-four volunteer college students, who were regular drug users, were randomly allocated to three training groups of equal size: alpha feedback, EMG feedback and a joked control group. Subjects, who were unaware of which feedback condition they received, were asked to practice at home during a six month follow-up period to achieve a relaxed state(More)
Twenty-four volunteer college students who were regular drug users were randomly allocated to three training groups of equal size: alpha feedback, EMG feedback and a joked control group. The subjects were unaware of which feedback condition they received and were asked to practise at home during a six-month follow-up period in order to achieve a relaxed(More)
Effect of a once weekly oral contraceptive upon gonadotrophin and gonadal steroid levels. levels in peripheral plasma during the luteal phase of the normal human menstrual cycle measured by a rapid competitive protein binding technique. Time course of serum estrogen and luteinizing hormone (LH) concentrations during the menstrual cycle of the rhesus monkey.(More)
Introduction. Endocrine therapy (ET) is an integral part of breast cancer (BC) treatment with surgical resection remaining the cornerstone of curative treatment. The objective of this study is to compare the survival of elderly postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early-stage BC treated with ET alone, without radiation or chemotherapy, versus(More)
The synthesis of three monofluorinated dimyristoylphosphatidylcholines (F-DMPC's), with the fluorine atom located at the extremities of the acyl chain in position 2 of the glycerol (sn-2), is described. The synthetic strategy relies on the coupling of 1-myristoyl-2-hydroxy-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (14:0 lyso-PC) and three different fluorinated fatty(More)