Terry B. J. Kuo

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To clarify the influence of gender on sympathetic and parasympathetic control of heart rate in middle-aged subjects and on the subsequent aging process, heart rate variability (HRV) was studied in normal populations of women (n = 598) and men (n = 472) ranging in age from 40 to 79 yr. These groups were divided into eight age strata at 5-yr intervals and(More)
Our previous studies demonstrated that premenopausal women have dominant vagal and subordinate sympathetic activity compared with age-matched men. This study was designed to investigate the role of estrogen in gender-related autonomic differences. We evaluated the heart rate variability of four healthy groups: age-matched postmenopausal women without(More)
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that alteration of cardiovascular autonomic functions by vegetarian diets in healthy postmenopausal women is related to lipid metabolism. A total of 70 healthy postmenopausal women not on hormone therapy participated in this study: 35 were vegetarians (mean age 55.0 years) and 35 were omnivores (mean age 55.1(More)
BACKGROUND Peri-operative hymodynamic instability is one of the major concerns for anesthesiologists when performing general anesthesia for individuals with autonomic dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to examine the potential usage of pre-operative measurement of heart rate variability (HRV) in identifying which individuals, with or without(More)
BACKGROUND Global smartphone penetration has brought about unprecedented addictive behaviors. AIMS We report a proposed diagnostic criteria and the designing of a mobile application (App) to identify smartphone addiction. METHOD We used a novel empirical mode decomposition (EMD) to delineate the trend in smartphone use over one month. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to develop a self-administered scale based on the special features of smartphone. The reliability and validity of the Smartphone Addiction Inventory (SPAI) was demonstrated. METHODS A total of 283 participants were recruited from Dec. 2012 to Jul. 2013 to complete a set of questionnaires, including a 26-item SPAI(More)
Zolpidem is a relatively new nonbenzodiazepine sedative–hypnotic. The effects of zolpidem on autonomic functions remain unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of zolpidem on sleep and related cardiac autonomic modulations as compared with triazolam in Wistar–Kyoto rats. Continuous power spectral analyses of electroencephalogram (EEG),(More)
To evaluate the associations between autonomic function and early stroke outcome in different subtypes of cerebral infarct, 24 patients with acute large artery atherosclerotic infarction (LAA), 26 patients with acute lacunar infarction (LAC), and 19 control subjects were prospectively recruited. Stroke outcome by the National Institute of Health Stroke(More)
This study was to evaluate whether sleep-related autonomic function in nurses recovers during their days off following a rapidly rotating, clockwise shift schedule. Ten rotating-shift nurses and ten regular morning-shift nurses were included. Nurses slept at home and were allowed to sleep and wake spontaneously. For the rotating-shift workers, ambulatory(More)
To test the hypothesis that electrooculogram contains information on autonomic functions, correlation analyses of electrooculogram and heart rate variability (HRV) parameters during night sleep and over 24 h were performed on 24 healthy young volunteers (12 women and 12 men). Continuous frequency-domain analysis revealed repeated emergence of(More)