Pierre Poitevin

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An experimental model of in situ isolated carotid arteries has been used to evaluate the static mechanical properties of the arterial wall in 12-week-old Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). The effects of endothelium removal and of local incubation with the converting enzyme inhibitor lisinopril (ICI Pharma 209000) on the(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of genetic hypertension and of chronic therapy by calcium entry blocker (CEB, isradipine) on the function and structure of large arteries has been studied in adult spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR, n = 30) and in their normotensive control Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats (n = 30). METHODS AND RESULTS Fifteen-week-old rats were randomly(More)
The history of perimeter protection is based on building fences. That basic concept evolved into detecting activity along the fences using a variety of sensors. Today a wide variety of fiber and wire-based sensors are available to mount on a fence, as well as many different types of IR, radar, optical, seismic and acoustic sensors to place along the fence(More)
Several recent results obtained in hypertensive animals and subjects under in vivo isobaric conditions do not confirm the classic view of stiffer arteries in hypertensive subjects. We compared the mechanical behavior of in situ isolated common carotid arteries from normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and age-matched spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)(More)
In Digital Beamforming (DBF) radars, multiple beams are formed simultaneously at different azimuth and/or elevation angles to monitor large areas of interest. In order to estimate the location of a target in azimuth without specifically steering the beams at the target or using special techniques such as monopulse, simple centroid schemes can be used. This(More)
The effects of blockade of cq-adrenergic receptors on the mechanical properties of the arterial wall were studied in 10 spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) as compared with 10 matched normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats. Ascending aortic pressure and flow were recorded in open-chest anesthetized rats, and the systemic arterial compliance was calculated.(More)
With the increased availability of power MOSFET's and GTO's, a new generation of simple choppers for small and medium ac loads is foreseen. These new power semiconductors ease the use of forced commutation to improve the supply power factor even with highly reactive loads. Asymmetrically-and symmetrically modulated ac choppers designed to operate with(More)
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