E Sforza

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Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi Is waking electroencephalographic activity a predictor of daytime sleepiness in sleep-related breathing disorders?
    E Sforza
    Division of Neurophysiology, Dept of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 19:645-52. 2002
  2. ncbi Cardiac variability and heart-rate increment as a marker of sleep fragmentation in patients with a sleep disorder: a preliminary study
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep 30:43-51. 2007
  3. ncbi Time-dependent variation in cerebral and autonomic activity during periodic leg movements in sleep: implications for arousal mechanisms
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, 2 Chemin du Petit Bel Air, 1225 Chene Bourg, Geneva, Switzerland
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:883-91. 2002
  4. ncbi Slow-wave activity in sleep apnea patients before and after continuous positive airway pressure treatment: contribution to daytime sleepiness
    R Heinzer
    pDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division de Neuropsychiatrie, , Geneva, Switzerland
    Chest 119:1807-13. 2001
  5. ncbi Performance vigilance task and sleepiness in patients with sleep-disordered breathing
    E Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Dept of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 24:279-85. 2004
  6. ncbi [Restless legs syndrome and psychiatric diseases]
    E Sforza
    Laboratoire du Sommeil, Departement de Psychiatrie, Hôpital de Belle Idée, Chene Bourg
    Rev Med Suisse 2:2108-10, 2112-4. 2006
  7. ncbi Determinants of altered quality of life in patients with sleep-related breathing disorders
    E Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Division of Neurophysiology, Dept of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 21:682-7. 2003
  8. ncbi Analysis of the interbeat interval increment to detect obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea
    F Roche
    Department of Clinical Physiology and Exercise, Faculty of Medicine, Jacques Lisfranc University Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France, and Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 29:1206-11. 2007
  9. ncbi Respiratory patterns during sleep in obesity-hypoventilation patients treated with nocturnal pressure support: a preliminary report
    Yan Fei Guo
    Centre antituberculeux, Service de Pneumologie, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Chest 131:1090-9. 2007
  10. ncbi Test-to-test variability in motor activity during the suggested immobilization test in restless legs patients
    José Haba-Rubio
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep Med 7:561-6. 2006

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Publications24

  1. ncbi Is waking electroencephalographic activity a predictor of daytime sleepiness in sleep-related breathing disorders?
    E Sforza
    Division of Neurophysiology, Dept of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 19:645-52. 2002
    ..The degree of electroencephalographic slowing was related neither to sleep disruption nor to severity of sleep-related breathing disorders...
  2. ncbi Cardiac variability and heart-rate increment as a marker of sleep fragmentation in patients with a sleep disorder: a preliminary study
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep 30:43-51. 2007
    ..Since a complex interaction is present between sleep disorders and occurrence of arousals, we hypothesized that %VLFI and other indexes of heart-rate variability (HRV) measures reflect the degree of sleep fragmentation...
  3. ncbi Time-dependent variation in cerebral and autonomic activity during periodic leg movements in sleep: implications for arousal mechanisms
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, 2 Chemin du Petit Bel Air, 1225 Chene Bourg, Geneva, Switzerland
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:883-91. 2002
    ..To address the question as to whether the same continuum may be proposed in sleep disorders, we performed temporal spectral EEG and HR analyses during periodic leg movements (PLM) associated or not with microarousal (MA)...
  4. ncbi Slow-wave activity in sleep apnea patients before and after continuous positive airway pressure treatment: contribution to daytime sleepiness
    R Heinzer
    pDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division de Neuropsychiatrie, , Geneva, Switzerland
    Chest 119:1807-13. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that daytime sleepiness in SAS patients may be the result of a lack of SWA during the first part of the night, and show that CPAP restores a more physiologic pattern of SWA across the night...
  5. ncbi Performance vigilance task and sleepiness in patients with sleep-disordered breathing
    E Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Dept of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 24:279-85. 2004
    ..Since the psychomotor vigilance task worsening is more marked in accuracy that in speed, measurement of lapses and false responses would better characterise the degree of diurnal impairment in these patients...
  6. ncbi [Restless legs syndrome and psychiatric diseases]
    E Sforza
    Laboratoire du Sommeil, Departement de Psychiatrie, Hôpital de Belle Idée, Chene Bourg
    Rev Med Suisse 2:2108-10, 2112-4. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi Determinants of altered quality of life in patients with sleep-related breathing disorders
    E Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Division of Neurophysiology, Dept of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 21:682-7. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi Analysis of the interbeat interval increment to detect obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea
    F Roche
    Department of Clinical Physiology and Exercise, Faculty of Medicine, Jacques Lisfranc University Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France, and Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 29:1206-11. 2007
    ..Higher power spectral density of the interbeat interval increment of very low frequencies may also indicate disrupted sleep in the absence of clear clinical symptoms of sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome...
  9. ncbi Respiratory patterns during sleep in obesity-hypoventilation patients treated with nocturnal pressure support: a preliminary report
    Yan Fei Guo
    Centre antituberculeux, Service de Pneumologie, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Chest 131:1090-9. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi Test-to-test variability in motor activity during the suggested immobilization test in restless legs patients
    José Haba-Rubio
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep Med 7:561-6. 2006
    ..To evaluate the test-to-test variability of the suggested immobilization test (SIT) in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS)...
  11. ncbi Event-related potentials in patients with insomnia and sleep-related breathing disorders: evening-to-morning changes
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep 29:805-13. 2006
    ....
  12. ncbi The PAM-RL ambulatory device for detection of periodic leg movements: a validation study
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep Med 6:407-13. 2005
    ..In the current study we assessed the reliability of the PAM-RL, an ambulatory device measuring limb movements and PLM with a high-time resolution...
  13. ncbi Continuous positive airway pressure treatment improves the QT rate dependence adaptation of obstructive sleep apnea patients
    Frederic Roche
    Service de Physiologie Clinique et de l Exercice Groupe PPEH, Association de Recherche SYNAPSE, Faculte de Medecine Jacques Lisfranc, Saint Etienne, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:819-25. 2005
    ..To assess ventricular repolarization features in patients with OSAS, we compared QT parameters and their dynamicities along RR intervals from 24-hour ECG...
  14. ncbi Night-to-night variability in periodic leg movements in patients with restless legs syndrome
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep Med 6:259-67. 2005
    ..We therefore examined changes in PLM index during wakefulness and sleep during two consecutive nights in a group of untreated RLS patients...
  15. ncbi Cardiovascular variability during periodic leg movements: a spectral analysis approach
    Emilia Sforza
    Laboratoire de Sommeil, Service de Psychiatrie Adulte, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Switzerland
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:1096-104. 2005
    ..The current study was aimed to analyse the effects of periodic leg movements (PLMS) on heart rate variability (HRV) during NREM sleep in patients having restless legs syndrome and periodic leg movements during sleep...
  16. ncbi Time course of arousal response during periodic leg movements in patients with periodic leg movements and restless legs syndrome
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:1116-24. 2003
    ..We studied the nocturnal evolution of PLM associated or not with microarousal (MA) and associated with slow wave activity (PLM with slow wave activity) in 23 patients with PLM and/or restless legs syndrome (RLS)...
  17. ncbi Influence of sleep stage and wakefulness on spectral EEG activity and heart rate variations around periodic leg movements
    Suzie Lavoie
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:2236-46. 2004
    ..We aimed to determine the effects of sleep stage and wakefulness on these responses to ascertain whether a common pattern of EEG and HR activation takes place...
  18. ncbi Heart rate activation during spontaneous arousals from sleep: effect of sleep deprivation
    Emilia Sforza
    Service de Psychiatrie Adulte, Laboratoire de Sommeil, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, 2 Chemin du Petit Bel Air, 1225 Chene Bourg, Geneva, Switzerland
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:2442-51. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the effect of sleep deprivation on cardiac arousal response in healthy subjects...
  19. ncbi An alternative measure of sleep fragmentation in clinical practice: the sleep fragmentation index
    José Haba-Rubio
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep Med 5:577-81. 2004
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate the usefulness of a sleep fragmentation index (SFI) to detect sleep disruption in a large sample of patients...
  20. ncbi Effects of sleep deprivation on spontaneous arousals in humans
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sleep 27:1068-75. 2004
    ..We therefore examined changes in arousal density during recovery sleep in healthy subjects...
  21. ncbi Effect of CPAP treatment on inspiratory arousal threshold during NREM sleep in OSAS
    José Haba-Rubio
    Sleep Disorders Unit, University Hospital, 67091 Strasbourg, France
    Sleep Breath 9:12-9. 2005
    ..CPAP treatment decreases the inspiratory-effort-related arousal threshold and induces a decrease in ventilatory drive in response to upper airway occlusion...
  22. ncbi Time of night and first night effects on arousal response in healthy adults
    Emilia Sforza
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Reims, France
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:1590-9. 2008
    ..Several factors, such as homeostatic and circadian influences, may affect the density of cortical and subcortical arousals (AR). The purpose of this study was to examine the time-of-night and the first night effect on AR response...
  23. ncbi Rapid eye movement-related disordered breathing: clinical and polysomnographic features
    José Haba-Rubio
    Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Chest 128:3350-7. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to define the frequency and the clinical and polysomnographic features of REM SDB in a large clinical population...
  24. ncbi Heart rate increment: an electrocardiological approach for the early detection of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome
    Frederic Roche
    Service d Exploration Fonctionnelle CardioRespiratoire, Laboratoire de Physiologie PPEH, Groupe de Recherche SYNAPSE, CHU Nord, Faculte de Medecine Jacques Lisfranc, Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France
    Clin Sci (Lond) 107:105-10. 2004
    ..The simplicity of its analysis and use makes of it a particularly well-suited variable for routine mass screening in high-risk populations undergoing ECG Holter monitoring...