Prolonged critical illness is characterized by protein hypercatabolism and preservation of fat depots, associated with blunted GH secretion, elevated serum cortisol levels, and low insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) concentrations. In this condition, GH is readily released in response to a bolus of GHRH and GH-releasing peptide-2 (GHRP-2) and,… (More)
The influence of several socioeconomic factors in return to work following myocardial infarction has been evaluated for 55 male patients. Age, employment status and educational level are among the most determinant factors. Whereas, the financial resources appear less significant as an incentive to resumption of work.
The temporal evolution of systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate in reaction to several stresses is measured in a group of 21 post myocardial infarction and 21 non coronary subjects. Heart rate modifications depend essentially upon the nature of stress: catheterization induces tachycardia while a stressing film induces bradycardia. These… (More)
In this study, correlations were tabulated between physiological and psychological measurements drawn from a group of 21 infarct patients and a matching group of 21 normal subjects. The physiological variables taken under consideration are the number of platelets, the beta-lipoproteines and the systolic blood pressure; all these variables were tested under… (More)
The purpose of this study is a comparison of sequential physiolocical reactions to different stressors in 21 post-myocardial infarction and 21 non-coronary subjects. Two stressful situations are induced in a timespan of 2 hours; the first stress is catheterization, the second is a film implementing either a focused or a diffuse anxiety. Throughout the… (More)
Twenty-one infarct patients were compared with 21 normal subjects regarding several hemodynamic, lipidic and neuroendocrine variables, in various stress situations and at rest. Correlations were tabulated between those bioclinical measurements and various personality patterns drawn from the MMPI. This study shows that the physiological reactions to stress… (More)
Twenty-one postmyocardial infarction patients are compared with twenty-one matching non-coronary subjects. Fibrinogen level as well as whole blood platelet count were measured six times for each subject in a timespan of 2 hours, during which two stress situations are induced. Throughout the experiment, non-coronary subjects show significantly lower levels… (More)