Leuven University Centre for Sleep and wake disord, University Hospitals Leuven

Pulmonology

Contact:
Bertien Buyse
Position:
Pulmonologist
Address:
Herestraat 49, 3000
City:
Leuven
Country:
Belgium
Phone:
+ 32 16 342522
Fax:
+ 32 16 342528
Research Domain
  • Clinical
Keywords
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Neurological Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders

Laboratory description

– Hypoventilation in neuromuscular disorders
– NIV
– OSA and transplantation
– OSA and pulmonary hypertension


Key Publications of the Laboratory:
- Treatment of chronic respiratory failure in kyphoscoliosis: oxygen or ventilation? Buyse B, Meersseman W, Demedts M.
Eur Respir J. 2003 Sep;22(3):525-8.

- Effect of obesity and/or sleep apnea on chemosensitivity: differences between men and women. Buyse B, Markous N, Cauberghs M, Van Klaveren R, Muls E, Demedts M.
Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2003 Feb 19;134(1):13-22.

- Atrophy and hypertrophy signalling in the diaphragm of patients with COPD. Testelmans D, Crul T, Maes K, Agten A, Crombach M, Decramer M, Gayan-Ramirez G. Eur Respir J. 2010 Mar;35(3):549-56.
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