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June 2015: Ph.D.     [Link]

  • Title. Characterization of the walking impairment in peripheral arterial disease patients with intermittent claudication: Contributions of innovative méthodologies  i.e., GPS and exercise TcPO2.
  • Abstract. Peripheral Arterial Diseased (PAD) is a major concern regarding their clinical care since a revascularization intervention is indicated below the cut-off point of 300 m. In clinical routine, MWD is usually assessed with clinical questionnaires, a highly subjective method, and with walking treadmill tests that are design-dependent and that hardly reproduce the usual pain of the patients during the walk. Therefore, the aim of this doctoral work is to test the validity of innovative methodologies based on GPS and Transcutaneous Pressure in Oxygen (TcPO2) during a treadmill test with respect to the assessment of the functional limitation in PAD patients. The first study shows that scores of the Estimation of Ambulatory Capacity by History-Questionnaire and MWD that is declared by the patients are more related to the GPS-measured MWD (that reflects the spontaneous walking pattern) than to the scores of the Walking Impairment Questionnaire, the 6-min walking test, and the walking treadmill test. The second study evidences the relevance of the use of TcPO2 during a walking treadmill test in detecting ischemia during exercise among patients with normal Ankle to brachial Index. The third and fourth studies show the reliability of the GPS as well as its applicability to the evolvement of the walking parameters following revascularization. Finally, the fifth study suggests that the GPS-accelerometer coupling is able to estimate the energy expenditure of PAD patients. To conclude, actimetry (e.g., GPS, accelerometer) and exercise TcPO2 are valid and reliable methods to evaluate the walk of PAD patients.
  • Key Words. Peripheral Arterial Diseased; claudication ; walking test; exercise TcPO2; Global Positioning System; Energy Expenditure.

 

2010: Postgraduate in Sport Sciences

  • Adapted Physical Activity course
  • Distinction: mention assez bien
  • University of Montpellier 1, Fr

 

2008: Graduate in Sport Sciences

  • Adapted Physical Activity course
  • Distinction: mention assez bien
  • University of Montpellier 1, Fr