Publications

  1. Konecny T, Khanna AD, Novak J, Jama AA, Zawadowski GM, Orban M, Pressman G, Bukartyk J, Kara T, Cetta F Jr, Borlaug BA, Somers VK, Reeder GS. Interatrial pressure gradients during simulated obstructive sleep apnea: A catheter-based study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Dec 1; 84(7):1138-45. Epub 2014 Mar 11.
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  2. Jean N, Somers VK, Sochor O, Medina-Inojosa J, Llano EM, Lopez-Jimenez F. Normal-weight obesity: implications for cardiovascular health. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2014 Dec; 16(12):464.
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  3. Mansukhani MP, Wang S, Somers VK. Chemoreflex physiology and implications for sleep apnoea: insights from studies in humans. Exp Physiol. 2014 Nov 13.
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  4. Dillon JJ, DeSimone CV, Sapir Y, Somers VK, Dugan JL, Bruce CJ, Ackerman MJ, Asirvatham SJ, Striemer BL, Bukartyk J, Scott CG, Bennet KE, Mikell SB, Ladewig DJ, Gilles EJ, Geva A, Sadot D, Friedman PA. Noninvasive potassium determination using a mathematically processed ECG: Proof of concept for a novel "blood-less, blood test". J Electrocardiol. 2014 Oct 18.
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  5. Pack QR, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Thomas RJ, Ades PA, West CP, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. The prognostic importance of weight loss in coronary artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Oct; 89(10):1368-77. Epub 2014 Sep 08.
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  6. Wohlfahrt P, Somers VK, Sochor O, Kullo I, Jean N, Lopez-Jimenez F. Influence of Body Fatness Distribution and Total Lean Mass on Aortic Stiffness in Nonobese Individuals. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]
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  7. Mansukhani MP, Kara T, Caples SM, Somers VK. Chemoreflexes, sleep apnea, and sympathetic dysregulation. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014 Sep; 16(9):476.
  8. Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Pack QR, Somers VK, Thomas RJ, Squires RW, Sochor O, Allison TG, Lopez-Jimenez F. Diagnostic performance of skinfold method to identify obesity as measured by air displacement plethysmography in cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 Sep-Oct; 34(5):335-42.
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  9. Ludka O, Stepanova R, Vyskocilova M, Galkova L, Mikolaskova M, Belehrad M, Kostalova J, Mihalova Z, Drozdova A, Hlasensky J, Gacik M, Pudilova L, Mikusova T, Fischerova B, Sert-Kuniyoshi F, Somers VK, Spinar J, Kara T. Sleep apnea prevalence in acute myocardial infarction--the Sleep Apnea in Post-acute Myocardial Infarction Patients (SAPAMI) Study. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 176(1):13-9. Epub 2014 Jun 27.
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  10. Wohlfahrt P, Somers VK, Cifkova R, Filipovsky J, Seidlerova J, Krajcoviechova A, Sochor O, Kullo IJ, Lopez-Jimenez F. Relationship between measures of central and general adiposity with aortic stiffness in the general population. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Aug; 235(2):625-31. Epub 2014 Jun 09.
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  11. Cundrle I, Somers V, Singh P, Olson L. Serum leptin for screening for central sleep apnea in heart failure. J Card Fail. 2014 Aug; 20(8 Suppl):S78.
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  12. Wolk R, Bertolet M, Brooks MM, Pratley RE, Sobel BE, Frye RL, Singh P, Calvin AD, Rutter MK, Mooradian AD, Somers VK, for the BARI 2D study group. Differential effects of insulin sensitization and insulin provision treatment strategies on concentrations of circulating adipokines in patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease in the BARI 2D trial. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Jul 29.
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  13. Javed A, Jumean M, Murad MH, Okorodudu D, Kumar S, Somers VK, Sochor O, Lopez-Jimenez F. Diagnostic performance of body mass index to identify obesity as defined by body adiposity in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatr Obes. 2014 Jun 25.
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  14. Einvik G, Rosjo H, Randby A, Namtvedt SK, Hrubos-Strom H, Brynildsen J, Somers VK, Omland T. Severity of obstructive sleep apnea is associated with cardiac troponin I concentrations in a community-based sample: data from the Akershus Sleep Apnea Project. Sleep. 2014 Jun; 37(6):1111-6, 1116A-1116B. Epub 2014 Jun 01.
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  15. Leggett CL, Gorospe EC, Calvin AD, Harmsen WS, Zinsmeister AR, Caples S, Somers VK, Dunagan K, Lutzke L, Wang KK, Iyer PG. Obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for Barrett's esophagus. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr; 12(4):583-8.e1. Epub 2013 Sep 11.
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  16. Shamsuzzaman A, Ackerman MJ, Kuniyoshi FS, Accurso V, Davison D, Amin RS, Somers VK. Sympathetic nerve activity and simulated diving in healthy humans. Auton Neurosci. 2014 Apr; 181:74-8. Epub 2013 Dec 12.
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  17. Konecny T, Kara T, Somers VK. Obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension: an update. Hypertension. 2014 Feb; 63(2):203-9. Epub 2013 Dec 30.
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  18. Oliveros E, Somers VK, Sochor O, Goel K, Lopez-Jimenez F. The concept of normal weight obesity. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2014 Jan-Feb; 56(4):426-33. Epub 2013 Oct 05.
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  19. Cundrle, I CV - Rochester, Cundrle I Jr, Somers VK, Singh P, Johnson BD, Scott CG, Van Der Walt C, Olson LJ. Leptin deficiency promotes central sleep apnea in patients with heart failure. Chest. 2014; 145(1):72-8.
  20. Einvik G, Dammen T, Namtvedt SK, Hrubos-Strøm H, Randby A, Kristiansen HA, Nordhus IH, Somers VK, Omland T. Type D personality is associated with increased prevalence of ventricular arrhythmias in community-residing persons without coronary heart disease. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2014; 21(5):592-600.
  21. Cundrle I, Somers VK, Singh P, Johnson BD, Scott CG, Olson LJ. The relationship between leptin and ventilatory control in heart failure. J Card Fail. 2014; 20(5):376.e9-14.
  22. Prasad C, Batsis JA, Lopez-Jimenez F, Clark MM, Somers VK, Sarr MG, Collazo-Clavell ML. Risk perception of obesity and bariatric surgery in patients seeking treatment for obesity. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2014; 21(6):692-703.
  23. Calvin AD, Somers VK, Johnson BD, Scott CG, Olson LJ. Left Atrial size, chemosensitivity, and central sleep apnea in heart failure. Chest. 2014; 146(1):96-103.
  24. Wolf J, Swierblewska E, Jasiel-Wojculewicz H, Gockowski K, Wyrzykowski B, Somers VK, Narkiewicz K. Theophylline therapy for cheyne-stokes respiration during sleep in a 41-year-old man with refractory arterial hypertension. Chest. 2014; 146(1):e8-10.
  25. Konecny T, Somers VK. Sleep-disordered breathing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:Challenges and opportunities. Chest. 2014; 146(1):228-34.
  26. Calvin AD, Covassin N, Kremers WK, Adachi T, Macedo P, Albuquerque FN, Bukartyk J, Davison DE, Levine JA, Singh P, Wang S, Somers VK. Experimental sleep restriction causes endothelial dysfunction in healthy humans. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014; 3(6). Epub 2014 Nov 25.
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  27. St Louis EK, Jinnur P, McCarter SJ, Duwell EJ, Benarroch EE, Kantarci K, Pichelmann MA, Silber MH, Boeve BF, Olson EJ, Morgenthaler TI, Somers VK. Chiari 1 Malformation Presenting as Central Sleep Apnea during Pregnancy: A Case Report, Treatment Considerations, and Review of the Literature. Front Neurol. 2014; 5:195. Epub 2014 Oct 24.
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  28. Cortes-Bergoderi M, Goel K, Murad MH, Allison T, Somers VK, Erwin PJ, Sochor O, Lopez-Jimenez F. Cardiovascular mortality in Hispanics compared to non-Hispanic whites: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the Hispanic paradox. Eur J Intern Med. 2013 Dec; 24(8):791-9. Epub 2013 Oct 02.
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  29. Hoffmann MS, Singh P, Wolk R, Narkiewicz K, Somers VK. Obstructive sleep apnea and intermittent hypoxia increase expression of dual specificity phosphatase 1. Atherosclerosis. 2013 Dec; 231(2):378-83. Epub 2013 Oct 11.
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  30. Batsis JA, Sahakyan KR, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Bartels SJ, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Normal weight obesity and mortality in United States subjects >/=60 years of age (from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). Am J Cardiol. 2013 Nov 15; 112(10):1592-8. Epub 2013 Aug 29.
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  31. Florczak E, Prejbisz A, Szwench-Pietrasz E, Sliwinski P, Bielen P, Klisiewicz A, Michalowska I, Warchol E, Januszewicz M, Kala M, Witkowski A, Wiecek A, Narkiewicz K, Somers VK, Januszewicz A. Clinical characteristics of patients with resistant hypertension: the RESIST-POL study. J Hum Hypertens. 2013 Nov; 27(11):678-85. Epub 2013 May 23.
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  32. Cundrle I Jr, Somers VK, Singh P, Johnson BD, Scott CG, Olson LJ. The relationship between leptin and ventilatory control in heart failure. J Card Fail. 2013 Nov; 19(11):756-61. Epub 2013 Oct 18.
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  33. Diaz-Melean CM, Somers VK, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Singh P, Sochor O, Llano EM, Lopez-Jimenez F. Mechanisms of adverse cardiometabolic consequences of obesity. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2013 Nov; 15(11):364.
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  34. Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Somers VK, Heath AL, Thomas RJ, Squires RW, Sochor O, Lopez-Jimenez F. Effect of a lifestyle therapy program using cardiac rehabilitation resources on metabolic syndrome components. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Nov-Dec; 33(6):360-70.
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  35. Tobaldini E, Brugada J, Benito B, Molina I, Montserrat J, Kara T, Leinveber P, Porta A, Macedo PG, Montano N, Somers VK. Cardiac autonomic control in Brugada syndrome patients during sleep: the effects of sleep disordered breathing. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 9; 168(4):3267-72. Epub 2013 May 10.
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  36. Cundrle I Jr, Johnson BD, Somers VK, Scott CG, Rea RF, Olson LJ. Effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy on pulmonary function in patients with heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 15; 112(6):838-42. Epub 2013 Jun 05.
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  37. Randby A, Namtvedt SK, Hrubos-Strom H, Einvik G, Somers VK, Omland T. Sex-dependent impact of OSA on digital vascular function. Chest. 2013 Sep; 144(3):915-22.
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  38. Gami AS, Olson EJ, Shen WK, Wright RS, Ballman KV, Hodge DO, Herges RM, Howard DE, Somers VK. Obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of sudden cardiac death: a longitudinal study of 10,701 adults. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Aug 13; 62(7):610-6. Epub 2013 Jun 13.
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  39. Cowie MR, Woehrle H, Wegscheider K, Angermann C, d'Ortho MP, Erdmann E, Levy P, Simonds A, Somers VK, Zannad F, Teschler H. Rationale and design of the SERVE-HF study: treatment of sleep-disordered breathing with predominant central sleep apnoea with adaptive servo-ventilation in patients with chronic heart failure. Eur J Heart Fail. 2013 Aug; 15(8):937-43. Epub 2013 Mar 27.
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  40. Lam EM, Shepard PW, St Louis EK, Dueffert LG, Slocumb N, McCarter SJ, Silber MH, Boeve BF, Olson EJ, Somers VK, Milone M. Restless legs syndrome and daytime sleepiness are prominent in myotonic dystrophy type 2. Neurology. 2013 Jul 9; 81(2):157-64. Epub 2013 Jun 07.
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  41. Calvin AD, Carter RE, Adachi T, Macedo PG, Albuquerque FN, van der Walt C, Bukartyk J, Davison DE, Levine JA, Somers VK. Effects of experimental sleep restriction on caloric intake and activity energy expenditure. Chest. 2013 Jul; 144(1):79-86.
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  42. Miranda WR, Batsis JA, Sarr MG, Collazo-Clavell ML, Clark MM, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Impact of bariatric surgery on quality of life, functional capacity, and symptoms in patients with heart failure. Obes Surg. 2013 Jul; 23(7):1011-5.
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  43. Mansukhani MP, Allison TG, Lopez-Jimenez F, Somers VK, Caples SM. Functional aerobic capacity in patients with sleep-disordered breathing. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jun 1; 111(11):1650-4. Epub 2013 Apr 08.
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  44. Koshino Y, Villarraga HR, Somers VK, Miranda WR, Garza CA, Hsiao JF, Yu Y, Saleh HK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Changes in myocardial mechanics in patients with obesity following major weight loss after bariatric surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jun; 21(6):1111-8.
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  45. Hering D, Kara T, Kucharska W, Somers VK, Narkiewicz K. High-normal blood pressure is associated with increased resting sympathetic activity but normal responses to stress tests. Blood Press. 2013 Jun; 22(3):183-7. Epub 2013 Jan 28.
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  46. Hering D, Kucharska W, Kara T, Somers VK, Parati G, Narkiewicz K. Effects of acute and long-term slow breathing exercise on muscle sympathetic nerve activity in untreated male patients with hypertension. J Hypertens. 2013 Apr; 31(4):739-46.
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  47. Einvik G, Flyvbjerg A, Hrubos-Strom H, Randby A, Frystyk J, Bjerre M, Namtvedt SK, Kristiansen HA, Nordhus IH, Somers VK, Dammen T, Omland T. Novel cardiovascular risk markers in depression: no association between depressive symptoms and osteoprotegerin or adiponectin in persons at high risk for sleep apnea. J Affect Disord. 2013 Mar 5; 145(3):400-4. Epub 2012 Aug 03.
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  48. Pack QR, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Thomas RJ, Squires RW, Johnson L, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Diagnostic performance of weight loss to predict body fatness improvement in cardiac rehabilitation patients. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Mar-Apr; 33(2):68-76.
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  49. Mansukhani MP, Calvin AD, Kolla BP, Brown RD Jr, Lipford MC, Somers VK, Caples SM. The association between atrial fibrillation and stroke in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a population-based case-control study. Sleep Med. 2013 Mar; 14(3):243-6. Epub 2013 Jan 20.
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  50. Coutinho T, Goel K, Correa de Sa D, Carter RE, Hodge DO, Kragelund C, Kanaya AM, Zeller M, Park JS, Kober L, Torp-Pedersen C, Cottin Y, Lorgis L, Lee SH, Kim YJ, Thomas R, Roger VL, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Combining body mass index with measures of central obesity in the assessment of mortality in subjects with coronary disease: role of "normal weight central obesity". J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Feb 5; 61(5):553-60.
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  51. Namtvedt SK, Hisdal J, Randby A, Agewall S, Stranden E, Somers VK, Rosjo H, Omland T. Impaired endothelial function in persons with obstructive sleep apnoea: impact of obesity. Heart. 2013 Jan; 99(1):30-4. Epub 2012 Oct 09.
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  52. Albuquerque FN, Somers VK, Blume G, Miranda W, Korenfeld Y, Calvin AD, Qin R, Lopez-Jimenez F. Usefulness of epicardial adipose tissue as predictor of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Oct 15; 110(8):1100-5. Epub 2012 Jul 03.
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  53. Crisalli JA, McConnell K, Vandyke RD, Fenchel MC, Somers VK, Shamszumann A, Chini B, Daniels SR, Amin RS. Baroreflex sensitivity after adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea during wakefulness and sleep. Sleep. 2012 Oct; 35(10):1335-43. Epub 2012 Oct 01.
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  54. Randby A, Namtvedt SK, Einvik G, Hrubos-Strom H, Hagve TA, Somers VK, Omland T. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increased high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels. Chest. 2012 Sep; 142(3):639-46.
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  55. Singh P, Peterson TE, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Glenn JA, Davison DE, Romero-Corral A, Pusalavidyasagar S, Jensen MD, Somers VK. Leptin signaling in adipose tissue: role in lipid accumulation and weight gain. Circ Res. 2012 Aug 17; 111(5):599-603. Epub 2012 Jun 22.
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  56. Singh P, Somers VK, Romero-Corral A, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Pusalavidyasagar S, Davison DE, Jensen MD. Effects of weight gain and weight loss on regional fat distribution. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Aug; 96(2):229-33. Epub 2012 Jul 03.
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  57. Jumean MF, Korenfeld Y, Somers VK, Vickers KS, Thomas RJ, Lopez-Jimenez F. Impact of diagnosing metabolic syndrome on risk perception. Am J Health Behav. 2012 Jul; 36(4):522-32.
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  58. Einvik G, Vistnes M, Hrubos-Strom H, Randby A, Namtvedt SK, Nordhus IH, Somers VK, Dammen T, Omland T. Circulating cytokine concentrations are not associated with major depressive disorder in a community-based cohort. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2012 May-Jun; 34(3):262-7. Epub 2012 Mar 07.
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  59. Albuquerque FN, Calvin AD, Sert Kuniyoshi FH, Konecny T, Lopez-Jimenez F, Pressman GS, Kara T, Friedman P, Ammash N, Somers VK, Caples SM. Sleep-disordered breathing and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with atrial fibrillation. Chest. 2012 Apr; 141(4):967-73. Epub 2011 Sep 08.
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  60. Byrne TJ, Parish JM, Somers V, Aqel BA, Rakela J. Evidence for liver injury in the setting of obstructive sleep apnea. Ann Hepatol. 2012 Mar-Apr; 11(2):228-31.
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  61. Gupta S, Cepeda-Valery B, Romero-Corral A, Shamsuzzaman A, Somers VK, Pressman GS. Association between QRS duration and obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012; 8(6):649-54.
  62. Calvin AD, Somers VK, van der Walt C, Scott CG, Olson LJ. Relation of natriuretic peptide concentrations to central sleep apnea in patients with heart failure. Chest. 2011 Dec; 140(6):1517-23. Epub 2011 Jun 02.
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  63. Hering D, Kucharska W, Kara T, Somers VK, Narkiewicz K. Resting sympathetic outflow does not predict the morning blood pressure surge in hypertension. J Hypertens. 2011 Dec; 29(12):2381-6.
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  64. Cruz P, Johnson BD, Karpinski SC, Limoges KA, Warren BA, Olsen KD, Somers VK, Jensen MD, Clark MM, Lopez-Jimenez F. Validity of weight loss to estimate improvement in body composition in individuals attending a wellness center. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Nov; 19(11):2274-9. Epub 2011 May 12.
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  65. Sert Kuniyoshi FH, Zellmer MR, Calvin AD, Lopez-Jimenez F, Albuquerque FN, van der Walt C, Trombetta IC, Caples SM, Shamsuzzaman AS, Bukartyk J, Konecny T, Gami AS, Kara T, Somers VK. Diagnostic accuracy of the Berlin Questionnaire in detecting sleep-disordered breathing in patients with a recent myocardial infarction. Chest. 2011 Nov; 140(5):1192-7. Epub 2011 May 19.
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  66. Namtvedt SK, Randby A, Einvik G, Hrubos-Strom H, Somers VK, Rosjo H, Omland T. Cardiac arrhythmias in obstructive sleep apnea (from the Akershus Sleep Apnea Project). Am J Cardiol. 2011 Oct 15; 108(8):1141-6. Epub 2011 Jul 27.
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  67. Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Squires RW, Korenfeld YK, Somers VK, Pusalavidyasagar S, Caples SM, Johnson LL, Thomas RJ, Lopez-Jimenez F. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: feasibility and results. Sleep Med. 2011 Oct; 12(9):924-7. Epub 2011 Oct 05.
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  68. Witkowski A, Prejbisz A, Florczak E, Kadziela J, Sliwinski P, Bielen P, Michalowska I, Kabat M, Warchol E, Januszewicz M, Narkiewicz K, Somers VK, Sobotka PA, Januszewicz A. Effects of renal sympathetic denervation on blood pressure, sleep apnea course, and glycemic control in patients with resistant hypertension and sleep apnea. Hypertension. 2011 Oct; 58(4):559-65. Epub 2011 Aug 15.
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  69. Mansukhani MP, Bellolio MF, Kolla BP, Enduri S, Somers VK, Stead LG. Worse outcome after stroke in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: an observational cohort study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2011 Sep-Oct; 20(5):401-5. Epub 2010 Jul 24.
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  70. Singh P, Peterson TE, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Jensen MD, Somers VK. Leptin upregulates caveolin-1 expression: implications for development of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Aug; 217(2):499-502. Epub 2010 Oct 16.
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  71. Sert Kuniyoshi FH, Singh P, Gami AS, Garcia-Touchard A, van der Walt C, Pusalavidyasagar S, Wright RS, Vasquez EC, Lopez-Jimenez F, Somers VK. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea exhibit impaired endothelial function after myocardial infarction. Chest. 2011 Jul; 140(1):62-7. Epub 2011 Feb 24.
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  72. Einvik G, Dammen T, Hrubos-Strom H, Namtvedt SK, Randby A, Kristiansen HA, Somers VK, Nordhus IH, Omland T. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and concentration of C-reactive protein in Type D personality persons without cardiovascular disease. European Journal Of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. 2011 Jun; 18(3):504-9.
  73. Einvik G, Hrubos-Strom H, Randby A, Nordhus IH, Somers VK, Omland T, Dammen T. Major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and cardiac biomarkers in subjects at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea. Psychosom Med. 2011 Jun; 73(5):378-84. Epub 2011 May 19.
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  74. Coutinho T, Goel K, Correa de Sa D, Kragelund C, Kanaya AM, Zeller M, Park JS, Kober L, Torp-Pedersen C, Cottin Y, Lorgis L, Lee SH, Kim YJ, Thomas R, Roger VL, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Central obesity and survival in subjects with coronary artery disease: a systematic review of the literature and collaborative analysis with individual subject data. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 May 10; 57(19):1877-86.
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  75. Adachi T, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Calvin AD, Singh P, Romero-Corral A, van der Walt C, Davison DE, Bukartyk J, Konecny T, Pusalavidyasagar S, Sierra-Johnson J, Somers VK. Effect of weight gain on cardiac autonomic control during wakefulness and sleep. Hypertension. 2011 Apr; 57(4):723-30. Epub 2011 Feb 28.
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  76. Macedo PG, Brugada J, Leinveber P, Benito B, Molina I, Sert-Kuniyoshi F, Adachi T, Bukartyk J, van der Walt C, Konecny T, Maharaj S, Kara T, Montserrat J, Somers V. Sleep-disordered breathing in patients with the Brugada syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 1; 107(5):709-13. Epub 2011 Jan 19.
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  77. Hering D, Kucharska W, Kara T, Somers VK, Narkiewicz K. Potentiated sympathetic and hemodynamic responses to alcohol in hypertensive vs. normotensive individuals. J Hypertens. 2011 Mar; 29(3):537-41.
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  78. Goel K, Thomas RJ, Squires RW, Coutinho T, Trejo-Gutierrez JF, Somers VK, Miles JM, Lopez-Jimenez F. Combined effect of cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity on mortality in patients with coronary artery disease. Am Heart J. 2011 Mar; 161(3):590-7.
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  79. Hrubos-Strom H, Randby A, Namtvedt SK, Kristiansen HA, Einvik G, Benth J, Somers VK, Nordhus IH, Russell MB, Dammen T, Omland T, Kvaerner KJ. A Norwegian population-based study on the risk and prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea. The Akershus Sleep Apnea Project (ASAP). J Sleep Res. 2011 Mar; 20(1 Pt 2):162-70.
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  80. Ludka O, Konecny T, Somers V. Sleep apnea, cardiac arrhythmias, and sudden death. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4):340-3.
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  81. Hanak V, Somers VK. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular physiology in sleep. Handb Clin Neurol. 2011; 98:315-25.
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  82. Javaheri S, Somers VK. Cardiovascular diseases and sleep apnea. Handb Clin Neurol. 2011; 98:327-45.
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  83. Singh S, Somers VK, Clark MM, Vickers K, Hensrud DD, Korenfeld Y, Lopez-Jimenez F. Physician diagnosis of overweight status predicts attempted and successful weight loss in patients with cardiovascular disease and central obesity. Am Heart J. 2010 Nov; 160(5):934-42.
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  84. Halamek J, Jurak P, Bunch TJ, Lipoldova J, Novak M, Vondra V, Leinveber P, Plachy M, Kara T, Villa M, Frana P, Soucek M, Somers VK, Asirvatham SJ. Use of a novel transfer function to reduce repolarization interval hysteresis. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct; 29(1):23-32. Epub 2010 Jul 13.
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  85. Trombetta IC, Somers VK, Maki-Nunes C, Drager LF, Toschi-Dias E, Alves MJ, Fraga RF, Rondon MU, Bechara MG, Lorenzi-Filho G, Negrao CE. Consequences of comorbid sleep apnea in the metabolic syndrome--implications for cardiovascular risk. Sleep. 2010 Sep; 33(9):1193-9.
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  86. Romero-Corral A, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Sierra-Johnson J, Orban M, Gami A, Davison D, Singh P, Pusalavidyasagar S, Huyber C, Votruba S, Lopez-Jimenez F, Jensen MD, Somers VK. Modest visceral fat gain causes endothelial dysfunction in healthy humans. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Aug 17; 56(8):662-6.
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  87. Khawaja IS, Olson EJ, van der Walt C, Bukartyk J, Somers V, Dierkhising R, Morgenthaler TI. Diagnostic accuracy of split-night polysomnograms. J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 Aug 15; 6(4):357-62.
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  88. Lanfranchi PA, Ackerman MJ, Kara T, Shamsuzzaman AS, Wolk R, Jurak P, Amin R, Somers VK. Gene-specific paradoxical QT responses during rapid eye movement sleep in women with congenital long QT syndrome. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Aug; 7(8):1067-74. Epub 2010 May 12.
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  89. Winnicki M, Puato M, Somers VK, Zambon A, Marcovina SM, Rattazzi M, Phillips BG, Pauletto P. Leptin is associated with the size of the apolipoprotein(a) particle in African tribal populations living on fish or vegetarian diet. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Jul; 211(1):303-7. Epub 2010 Feb 04.
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  90. Konecny T, Brady PA, Orban M, Lin G, Pressman GS, Lehar F, Tomas K, Gersh BJ, Tajik AJ, Ommen SR, Somers VK. Interactions between sleep disordered breathing and atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Jun 1; 105(11):1597-602. Epub 2010 Apr 14.
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  91. Hering D, Kucharska W, Kara T, Somers VK, Narkiewicz K. Smoking is associated with chronic sympathetic activation in hypertension. Blood Press. 2010 Jun; 19(3):152-5.
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  92. Koshino Y, Villarraga HR, Orban M, Bruce CJ, Pressman GS, Leinveber P, Saleh HK, Konecny T, Kara T, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Changes in left and right ventricular mechanics during the Mueller maneuver in healthy adults: a possible mechanism for abnormal cardiac function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 May; 3(3):282-9. Epub 2010 Feb 16.
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  93. Okorodudu DO, Jumean MF, Montori VM, Romero-Corral A, Somers VK, Erwin PJ, Lopez-Jimenez F. Diagnostic performance of body mass index to identify obesity as defined by body adiposity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 May; 34(5):791-9. Epub 2010 Feb 02.
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  94. Swierblewska E, Hering D, Kara T, Kunicka K, Kruszewski P, Bieniaszewski L, Boutouyrie P, Somers VK, Narkiewicz K. An independent relationship between muscle sympathetic nerve activity and pulse wave velocity in normal humans. J Hypertens. 2010 May; 28(5):979-84.
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  201. Guzzetti S, Borroni E, Garbelli PE, Ceriani E, Della Bella P, Montano N, Cogliati C, Somers VK, Mallani A, Porta A. Symbolic dynamics of heart rate variability - A probe to investigate cardiac autonomic modulation. Circulation. 2005 Jul 26; 112(4):465-70.
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  206. Nelson CA, Wolk R, Somers VK. Sleep-disordered breathing: implications for the pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease. Compr Ther. 2005 Spring; 31(1):21-7.
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  207. Gami AS, Friedman PA, Chung MK, Caples SM, Somers VK. Therapy Insight: interactions between atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2005 Mar; 2(3):145-9.
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  208. Caples SM, Kara T, Somers VK. Cardiopulmonary consequences of obstructive sleep apnea. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Feb; 26(1):25-32.
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  209. Svatikova A, Wolk R, Gami AS, Pohanka M, Somers VK. Interactions between obstructive sleep apnea and the metabolic syndrome. Curr Diab Rep. 2005 Feb; 5(1):53-8.
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  210. Lopez-Jimenez F, Malinski M, Gutt M, Sierra-Johnson J, Wady Aude Y, Rimawi AA, Mego PA, Thomas RJ, Allison TG, Kirby B, Hughes-Borst B, Somers VK. Recognition, diagnosis and management of obesity after myocardial infarction. Int J Obes (Lond) 2005 Jan; 29(1):137-41.
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  211. Wolk R, Svatikova A, Nelson CA, Gami AS, Govender K, Winnicki M, Somers VK. Plasma levels of adiponectin, a novel adipocyte-derived hormone, in sleep apnea. Obes Res. 2005 Jan; 13(1):186-90.
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  212. Kara T, Soucek M, Karova S, Vitovec J, Somers VK. Metabolic syndrome and sympathetic nervous system: Is obstructive sleep apnea a key to understanding?. [Czech]. Vnitr Lek. 2005; 51(1):53-61.
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  214. Svatikova A, Wolk R, Wang HH, Otto ME, Bybee KA, Singh RJ, Somers VK. Circulating free nitrotyrosine in obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2004 Aug; 287(2):R284-7. Epub 2004 May 13.
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  215. Hoffmann M, Bybee K, Accurso V, Somers VK. Sleep apnea and hypertension. Minerva Med. 2004 Aug; 95(4):281-90.
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  217. Otto ME, Belohlavek M, Khandheria B, Gilman G, Svatikova A, Somers V. Comparison of right and left ventricular function in obese and nonobese men. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jun 15; 93(12):1569-72.
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  218. Otto ME, Svatikova A, Barretto RB, Santos S, Hoffmann M, Khandheria B, Somers V. Early morning attenuation of endothelial function in healthy humans. Circulation. 2004 Jun 1; 109(21):2507-10. Epub 2004 May 10.
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  219. Gami AS, Caples SM, Somers VK. Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea. Endocrinology & Metabolism Clinics of North America. 2003 Dec; 32(4):869-94.
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  220. Shamsuzzaman AS, Gersh BJ, Somers VK. Obstructive sleep apnea: implications for cardiac and vascular disease. JAMA. 2003 Oct 8; 290(14):1906-14.
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  221. Arruda-Olson AM, Olson LJ, Nehra A, Somers VK. Sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. Implications for understanding erectile dysfunction. Herz. 2003 Jun; 28(4):298-303.
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  223. Narkiewicz K, Winnicki M, Schroeder K, Phillips BG, Kato M, Cwalina E, Somers VK. Relationship between muscle sympathetic nerve activity and diurnal blood pressure profile. Hypertension. 2002 Jan; 39(1):168-72.
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  224. van De Borne P, Neubauer J, Rahnama M, Jansens JL, Montano N, Porta A, Somers VK, Degaute JP. Differential characteristics of neural circulatory control: early versus late after cardiac transplantation. Circulation. 2001 Oct 9; 104(15):1809-13.
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  225. Accurso V, Winnicki M, Shamsuzzaman AS, Wenzel A, Johnson AK, Somers VK. Predisposition to vasovagal syncope in subjects with blood/injury phobia. Circulation. 2001 Aug 21; 104(8):903-7.
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  226. van de Borne P, Rahnama M, Mezzetti S, Montano N, Porta A, Degaute JP, Somers VK. Contrasting effects of phentolamine and nitroprusside on neural and cardiovascular variability. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2001 Aug; 281(2):H559-65.
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  227. Winnicki M, Phillips BG, Accurso V, van De Borne P, Shamsuzzaman A, Patil K, Narkiewicz K, Somers VK. Independent association between plasma leptin levels and heart rate in heart transplant recipients. Circulation. 2001 Jul 24; 104(4):384-6.
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  228. Narkiewicz K, Somers VK. Cardiovascular variability characteristics in obstructive sleep apnea. Auton Neurosci. 2001 Jul 20; 90(1-2):89-94.
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  229. Accurso V, Shamsuzzaman AS, Somers VK. Rhythms, rhymes, and reasons--spectral oscillations in neural cardiovascular control. Auton Neurosci. 2001 Jul 20; 90(1-2):41-6.
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  230. Narkiewicz K, Kato M, Phillips BG, Pesek CA, Choe I, Winnicki M, Palatini P, Sivitz WI, Somers VK. Leptin interacts with heart rate but not sympathetic nerve traffic in healthy male subjects. J Hypertens. 2001 Jun; 19(6):1089-94.
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  231. Shamsuzzaman AS, Somers VK. Cardiorespiratory interactions in neural circulatory control in humans. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001 Jun; 940:488-99.
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  232. Van De Borne P, Montano N, Narkiewicz K, Degaute JP, Malliani A, Pagani M, Somers VK. Importance of ventilation in modulating interaction between sympathetic drive and cardiovascular variability. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2001 Feb; 280(2):H722-9.
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  233. Wolk R, Cooley RL, Narkiewicz K, Somers VK. Alcohol and syncope. Card Electrophysiol Rev. 2001; 5(4):430-4.
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  234. Somers VK, Narkiewicz K, Winnicki M. Respiratory-circulatory interactions in obstructive sleep apnea. Lung Biol Health Dis. 2001; 157:389-403.
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  235. Lanfranchi P, Somers VK. Obstructive sleep apnea and vascular disease. Respir Res. 2001; 2(6):315-9. Epub 2001 Aug 21.
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  236. Phillips BG, Kato M, Pesek CA, Winnicki M, Narkiewicz K, Davison D, Somers VK. Sympathetic activation by sildenafil. Circulation. 2000 Dec 19; 102(25):3068-73.
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  237. Shamsuzzaman AS, Somers VK. Fibrinogen, stroke, and obstructive sleep apnea: an evolving paradigm of cardiovascular risk. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. 2000 Dec; 162(6):2018-20.
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  238. Kato M, Roberts-Thomson P, Phillips BG, Haynes WG, Winnicki M, Accurso V, Somers VK. Impairment of endothelium-dependent vasodilation of resistance vessels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Circulation. 2000 Nov 21; 102(21):2607-10.
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  239. Schroeder KE, Narkiewicz K, Kato M, Pesek C, Phillips B, Davison D, Somers VK. Personality type and neural circulatory control. Hypertension. 2000 Nov; 36(5):830-3.
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  240. Van De Borne P, Mezzetti S, Montano N, Narkiewicz K, Degaute JP, Somers VK. Hyperventilation alters arterial baroreflex control of heart rate and muscle sympathetic nerve activity. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2000 Aug; 279(2):H536-41.
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  242. Kato M, Phillips BG, Sigurdsson G, Narkiewicz K, Pesek CA, Somers VK. Effects of sleep deprivation on neural circulatory control. Hypertension. 2000 May; 35(5):1173-5.
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  243. Cogliati C, Magatelli R, Montano N, Narkiewicz K, Somers VK. Detection of low- and high-frequency rhythms in the variability of skin sympathetic nerve activity. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2000 Apr; 278(4):H1256-60.
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  244. Porta A, Guzzetti S, Montano N, Pagani M, Somers V, Malliani A, Baselli G, Cerutti S. Information domain analysis of cardiovascular variability signals: evaluation of regularity, synchronisation and co-ordination. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2000 Mar; 38(2):180-8.
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  247. Narkiewicz K, Somers VK. Interactive effect of heart rate and muscle sympathetic nerve activity on blood pressure. Circulation. 1999 Dec 21-28; 100(25):2514-8.
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  249. Kato M, Roberts-Thomson P, Phillips BG, Narkiewicz K, Haynes WG, Pesek CA, Somers VK. The effects of short-term passive smoke exposure on endothelium-dependent and independent vasodilation. J Hypertens. 1999 Oct; 17(10):1395-401.
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  254. Narkiewicz K, Kato M, Pesek CA, Somers VK. Human obesity is characterized by a selective potentiation of central chemoreflex sensitivity. Hypertension. 1999 May; 33(5):1153-8.
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  255. Shields RK, Leo KC, Messaros AJ, Somers VK. Effects of repetitive handgrip training on endurance, specificity, and cross-education. Phys Ther. 1999 May; 79(5):467-75.
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  256. van de Borne P, Montano N, Narkiewicz K, Degaute JP, Oren R, Pagani M, Somers VK. Sympathetic rhythmicity in cardiac transplant recipients. Circulation. 1999 Mar 30; 99(12):1606-10.
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  258. Pesek CA, Cooley R, Narkiewicz K, Dyken M, Weintraub NL, Somers VK. Theophylline therapy for near-fatal Cheyne-Stokes respiration. A case report. Ann Intern Med. 1999 Mar 2; 130(5):427-30.
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  261. Narkiewicz K, Szczech R, Winnicki M, Chrostowska M, Pawlowski R, Lysiak-Szydlowska W, Choe I, Kato M, Sivitz WI, Krupa- Wojciechowska B, Somers VK. Heritability of plasma leptin levels: a twin study. J Hypertens. 1999 Jan; 17(1):27-31.
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  262. Van de Borne P, Somers VK. Dopamine and congestive heart failure: pharmacology, clinical use, and precautions. Congest Heart Fail. 1999; 5(5):216-221.
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  264. Montano N, Cogliati C, Porta A, Pagani M, Malliani A, Narkiewicz K, Abboud FM, Birkett C, Somers VK. Central vagotonic effects of atropine modulate spectral oscillations of sympathetic nerve activity. Circulation. 1998 Oct 6; 98(14):1394-9.
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  266. Narkiewicz K, van de Borne PJ, Cooley RL, Dyken ME, Somers VK. Sympathetic activity in obese subjects with and without obstructive sleep apnea. Circulation. 1998 Aug 25; 98(8):772-6.
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  267. Cooley RL, Montano N, Cogliati C, van de Borne P, Richenbacher W, Oren R, Somers VK. Evidence for a central origin of the low-frequency oscillation in RR-interval variability. Circulation. 1998 Aug 11; 98(6):556-61.
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  268. Narkiewicz K, van de Borne PJ, Hausberg M, Cooley RL, Winniford MD, Davison DE, Somers VK. Cigarette smoking increases sympathetic outflow in humans. Circulation. 1998 Aug 11; 98(6):528-34.
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  274. Narkiewicz K, Somers VK. The sympathetic nervous system and obstructive sleep apnea: implications for hypertension. J Hypertens. 1997 Dec; 15(12 Pt 2):1613-9.
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  275. Hausberg M, Mark AL, Winniford MD, Brown RE, Somers VK. Sympathetic and vascular effects of short-term passive smoke exposure in healthy nonsmokers. Circulation. 1997 Jul 1; 96(1):282-7.
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  276. van de Borne P, Mark AL, Montano N, Mion D, Somers VK. Effects of alcohol on sympathetic activity, hemodynamics, and chemoreflex sensitivity. Hypertension. 1997 Jun; 29(6):1278-83.
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  277. Hausberg M, Somers VK. Neural circulatory responses to carbon monoxide in healthy humans. Hypertension. 1997 May; 29(5):1114-8.
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  278. van de Borne P, Montano N, Pagani M, Oren R, Somers VK. Absence of low-frequency variability of sympathetic nerve activity in severe heart failure. Circulation. 1997 Mar 18; 95(6):1449-54.
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  280. Hausberg M, Hoffman RP, Somers VK, Sinkey CA, Mark AL, Anderson EA. Contrasting autonomic and hemodynamic effects of insulin in healthy elderly versus young subjects. Hypertension. 1997 Mar; 29(3):700-5.
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  281. Narkiewicz K, Somers VK. Effects of exercise and endurance training on neural circulatory control. Blood Press Monit. 1997; 2:229-235.
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  282. Somers VK, Chappell DA. Hyperlipidaemia and cardiovascular disease. Curr Opin Lipidol. 1996 Dec; 7(6):U193-201.
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  285. Somers VK, Abboud FM. Neurocardiogenic syncope. Adv Intern Med. 1996; 41:399-435.
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  288. Schobel HP, Ferguson DW, Clary MP, Somers VK. Differential effects of digitalis on chemoreflex responses in humans. Hypertension. 1994 Mar; 23(3):302-7.
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