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Fields of interest
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), breathing sleep disorders, new therapeutic indications, evaluation of diagnostic equipment, metabolic regulation, genetic background, genetic analysis as a predictive tool of CPAP treatment response, epidemiology.
Expertise / technical skills
- Cardiovascular and metabolic disease in OSAS, effect in the incidence of cardiovascular disease, pathogenic mechanisms, biological markers, molecular and genetic bases of OSAS, technology for the diagnostic and treatment of OSAS.
- Polysomnography and cardio respiratory polygraphy, non invasive mechanical ventilation, ambulatory monitoring blood pressure, actigraphy, ELISA, RT-PCR , immunochemistry, Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS), DNA sequencing, microRNA profile characterization, gene expression profile analysis.
Type of research:
Type of research: Basic, Clinical, Epidemiology, Pre-clinical, Translational
5 main publications
- Barbé F; et al. Effect of continuous positive airway pressure on the incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular events in nonsleepy patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA-J. Am. Med. Assoc. 307:2161-2168. 2012. F.I.: 30,026
- Marin, Jose M.; et al. Association Between Treated and Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Risk of Hypertension. JAMA-J. Am. Med. Assoc. 307:2169-2176. 2012. F.I.: 30,026
- Duran-Cantolla, Joaquin; et al. Continuous positive airway pressure as treatment for systemic hypertension in people with obstructive sleep apnoea: randomised controlled trial. Br. Med. J. 341. 2010. F.I.: 13,471
- Cano-Pumarega, et al. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Systemic Hypertension Longitudinal Study in the General Population: the Vitoria Sleep Cohort. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 184:1299-1304. 2011. F.I.: 11,080
- Barbé, Ferran; et al. Long-term effect of continuous positive airway pressure in hypertensive patients with sleep apnea. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 181:718-726. 2010. F.I.: 10,191