Terry Kuo

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OBJECTIVE Repetitive seizures can alter the regulation of cardiac activity by the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and ANS dysregulation is thought to be associated with higher morbidity and mortality in epileptic patients, especially from sudden unexpected death. Few studies of interictal dysregulation of cardiac activity in children with epilepsy have been(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify autonomic dysregulation in frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE). METHODS We studied 14 male and 11 female subjects with FLE and an equal number of matched healthy control subjects. Lead I electrocardiograms were obtained for 5 min in the interictal state during daytime. Frequency-domain analysis of heart rate variability was performed and the(More)
BACKGROUND An accurate prediction of unplanned readmission (UR) after discharge from hospital can facilitate physician's decision making processes for providing better quality of care in geriatric patients. The objective of this study was to explore the association of cardiac autonomic functions as measured by frequency domain heart rate variability (HRV)(More)
OBJECTIVE Decreased cardiac vagal control (CVC) has been proposed in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the results are mixed. Analyses with larger sample sizes and better methodology are needed. METHODS Thirty-two drug-naïve survivors with current PTSD, 32 survivors without PTSD and 192 matched controls were recruited for a case-control analysis.(More)
Ultramarathon races are rapidly gaining popularity in several countries, raising interest for the improvement of training programs. The aim of this study was to use a triaxial accelerometer to compare the three-dimensional center-of-mass accelerations of two groups of ultramarathon runners with distinct performances during different running speeds and(More)
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