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Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211807/two-dimensional-shear-wave-elastography-of-breast-lesions-comparison-of-two-different-systems
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Wei-Wei Ren, Xiao-Long Li, Ya-Ping He, Dan-Dan Li, Dan Wang, Chong-Ke Zhao, Xiao-Wan Bo, Bo-Ji Liu, Wen-Wen Yue, Hui-Xiong Xu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of two different shear wave elastography (SWE) techniques in distinguishing malignant breast lesions from benign ones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2016 to May 2016, a total of 153 breast lesions (mean diameter, 16.8 mm±10.5; range 4.1-90.0 mm) in 153 patients (mean age, 46.4 years±15.1; age range 20-86 years) were separately performed by two different SWE techniques (i.e. T-SWE, Aplio500, Toshiba Medical System, Tochigi, Japan; and S-SWE, the Aixplorer US system, SuperSonic Imagine, Provence, France)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211806/digital-breast-tomosynthesis-plus-mammography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-plus-mammography-and-mammography-alone-a-comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-in-symptomatic-women
#2
Wei Tang, Fei-Xiang Hu, Hui Zhu, Qi-Feng Wang, Ya-Jia Gu, Wei-Jun Peng
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic efficiency of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus digital mammography (DM) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plus DM in symptomatic women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The protocol used in our study was accepted by the ethics committee at our hospital, and informed consent was obtained from all patients. Between June and December 2014, 197 patients with 238 histologically proven lesions all underwent DM, DBT and MRI. Two radiologists were responsible for interpreting all images according to the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211805/diagnostic-accuracy-and-interobserver-variability-of-dynamic-vascular-pattern-dvp-in-primary-liver-malignancies-a-simple-semiquantitative-tool-for-the-analysis-of-contrast-enhancement-patterns
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B Schellhaas, M J Waldner, R S GÖrtz, F Vitali, Ch Kielisch, L Pfeifer, D Strobel, R Janka, M F Neurath, D Wildner
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a valuable tool in the diagnostic approach of focal liver lesions, but occasionally subjective and observer-dependent. Semiquantitative evaluation of dynamic CEUS (DCEUS) with standardised software programmes such as Dynamic Vascular Pattern (DVP) could help to improve diagnostic accuracy and objectivity in liver tumour assessment. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of DVP in a clinical setting...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211804/comparison-of-elastography-based-on-transvaginal-ultrasound-and-mri-in-assessing-parametrial-invasion-of-cervical-cancer
#4
Xi Ma, Qi Li, Jian-Liang Wang, Jun Shao, Yu-Chun Zhu, Wei Ding, Hou-Sheng Zhang, Hong-Yan Wang, Jun-Kang Shen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of transvaginal elastography (TVES) combined with high-resolution transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) in the detection of parametrial invasion in cervical cancer and to compare the diagnostic performance with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 52 women with histologically confirmed cervical cancer over a 2-year period were staged using International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) criteria and underwent MRI and TVES combined with TVS according to a standardized protocol before treatment...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211803/comparison-of-two-different-2d-shear-wave-speed-imaging-techniques-for-diagnosis-of-thyroid-nodules-the-first-initial-experience
#5
Ya-Ping He, Hui-Xiong Xu, Xiao-Long Li, Dan-Dan Li, Xiao-Wan Bo, Chong-Ke Zhao, Bo-Ji Liu, Dan Wang, Hui-Xiong Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of two different 2D shear wave speed imaging techniques of Virtual Touch Tissue Imaging & Quantification (VTIQ) and Toshiba shear wave elastography (T-SWE) in predicting malignant thyroid nodules (TNs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 75 TNs in 75 patients which were subject to both VTIQ and T-SWE examinations were enrolled and analyzed. Shear wave speed (SWS) values on VTIQ and T-SWE were computed (SWS_max, min, mean and median)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211802/evaluation-of-the-severity-of-capsular-contracture-using-elastography-after-breast-implant-reconstruction
#6
Yoshihiro Sowa, Isao Yokota, Sizu Itsukage, Katsuhiko Nakatsukasa, Katsuhiko Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Taguchi, Toshiaki Numajiri
BACKGROUND: Capsular contracture around implants is a common complication after breast reconstruction. Strain elastography (STE) and shear-wave elastography (SWE) are noninvasive imaging techniques that can measure tissue stiffness and thickness of the capsule. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of the study were to compare STE and SWE for measurement of capsular contracture after breast implant reconstruction using intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) and to investigate the correlation of these data with the Baker score, which is the most frequently used clinical staging scale for capsule contracture...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211801/effect-of-shear-induced-platelet-activation-on-red-blood-cell-aggregation
#7
Hoyoon Lee, Kisung Lee, Byoung-Kwon Lee, Alexander V Priezzhev, Sehyun Shin
Mechanical shear stress is one of the important factors for platelet activation. Although shear stress has been frequently utilized in many applications of diagnostic bio-equipment, there has been little consideration as to whether shear stress induces platelet activation and consequently alters hemorheological characteristics. Therefore, we investigated the effect of shear-induced platelet activation on red blood cell (RBC) aggregation. The hypothesis of the present research is as follows: Platelets activated by high shear stress secrete substances, which can affect hemorheological characteristics to promote RBC aggregation...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128749/comparative-erythrocyte-deformability-investigations-by-filtrometry-slit-flow-and%C3%A2-rotational-ektacytometry-in-a-long-term-follow-up-animal-study-on-splenectomy-and%C3%A2-different-spleen-preserving-operative-techniques-partial-or-subtotal-spleen-resection-and-spleen
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Iren Miko, Norbert Nemeth, Viktoria Sogor, Ferenc Kiss, Eniko Toth, Katalin Peto, Andrea Furka, Erzsebet Vanyolos, Laszlo Toth, Jozsef Varga, Krisztian Szigeti, Ilona Benkő, Anna V Olah, Istvan Furka
BACKGROUND: Partial or subtotal spleen resection or spleen autotransplantation can partly preserve/restore the splenic filtration function, as previous studies demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: For better evaluation and follow-up of the various spleen-preserving operative techniques' effectiveness versus splenectomy, a composite methodological approach was applied in a canine experimental model. METHODS: Beagle dogs were subjected to control (n = 6), splenectomy (SE, n = 4), partial and subtotal spleen resection (n = 4/each) or spleen autotransplantation groups (AU, Furka's spleen-chip method, n = 8)...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128748/comparison-of-fine-needle-aspiration-and-non-aspiration-cytology-for-diagnosis-of-thyroid-nodules-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-trial
#9
Dan Wang, Hui-Jun Fu, Hui-Xiong Xu, Le-Hang Guo, Xiao-Long Li, Ya-Ping He, Xiao-Wan Bo, Chong-Ke Zhao, Li-Ping Sun, Feng Lu, Qing Wei
OBJECTIVES: To compare the sampling efficiency and diagnostic performance of ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and fine-needle non-aspiration cytology (FNNAC) for thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 629 thyroid nodules in 629 cases (477 females, 152 males) were randomly subjected to FNAC or FNNAC from Jun 2014 to Feb 2015. Diagnostic performance was calculated in reference to the histological findings or follow-up results. RESULTS: 629 patients (152 men, 477 women) with 629 thyroid nodules were enrolled in the study...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128747/use-of-thrombin-generation-test-for-monitoring-hemostasis-in-coronary-bypass-surgery
#10
Gruzdeva Olga, Uchasova Evgenya, Fanaskova Elena, Akbasheva Olga, Penskaya Tatyana, Plotnikov Georgy, Dyleva Yulia, Barbarash Olga
To evaluate the parameters of the thrombin generation test (TGT) in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients on prolonged aspirin therapy during on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) after donor platelet concentrate transfusion. A total of 148 patients with CAD on prolonged aspirin therapy (75-100 mg/day) who have undergone elective on-pump CABG were consecutively included in the study. Patients were divided randomly into two groups. Group 1 (n = 76) received donor platelet transfusions after cardiopulmonary bypass, whereas Group 2 (n = 72) did not...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128746/no-relationship-between-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-microcirculatory-alterations-in-septic-patients
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Vito Fontana, Savino Spadaro, Ottavia Bond, Federica Zama Cavicchi, Filippo Annoni, Katia Donadello, Jean-Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer, Fabio Silvio Taccone
BACKGROUND: Increased red cell distribution width (RDW), a quantitative measure of erythrocyte size variability, has been associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. METHODS: In this post-hoc analysis of prospectively collected data, we studied 122 septic patients with and without shock who had undergone sublingual microcirculatory assessment using Sidestream Dark Field (SDF) videomicroscopy. Patient demographics, comorbidities, the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score on admission and the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score on the day of the microcirculatory assessment were collected...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128745/endothelial-dysfunction-microvascular-damage-and-ischemic-peripheral-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis
#12
Ivone Fernandes Santos da Silva, Andreia Teixeira, José Oliveira, Rui Almeida, Carlos Vasconcelos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate endothelial dysfunction and microvascular damage in secondary Raynaud Phenomenon (SRP) and Systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated patients as possible predictors of ischemic fingertip digital ulcers (DU) in a 3-year clinical follow-up. METHODS: Flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC), endothelin-1 (ET-1) and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) were analysed in a 3-year observational cohort study of 77 SRP patients with systemic sclerosis...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983547/factors-associated-with-initial-incomplete-ablation-for-benign-thyroid-nodules-after-radiofrequency-ablation-first-results-of-ceus-evaluation
#13
Chong-Ke Zhao, Hui-Xiong Xu, Feng Lu, Li-Ping Sun, Ya-Ping He, Le-Hang Guo, Xiao-Long Li, Xiao-Wan Bo, Wen-Wen Yue
OBJECTIVE: To assess the factors associated with initial incomplete ablation (ICA) after radiofrequency ablation for benign thyroid nodules (BTNs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 69 BTNs (mean volume 6.35±5.66 ml, range 1.00-25.04 ml) confirmed by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in fifty-four patients were treated with ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and the local treatment efficacy was immediately assessed by intra-procedural contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983546/the-measurement-of-cutaneous-blood-flow-in-healthy-volunteers-subjected-to-physical-exercise-with-ultrasound-doppler-imaging-and-laser-doppler-flowmetry
#14
Helena Lenasi, Nejka Potočnik, Nikolaj Petrishchev, Marina Papp, Anastasia Egorkina, Marina Girina, Marina Skedina, Anna Kovaleva
We evaluated blood flow parameters in the cutaneous with the help of high-frequency ultrasound Doppler flowmetry (UDF) and laser Doppler fluxmetry (LDF) after submaximal physical exercises on cycloergometer. During investigation by means of UDF medium linear speed of blood flow was estimated in absolute values (Vam) in cm/s. The level of perfusion in the volume of tissue in a unit of time was registered in perfusion units (PU) with the help of LDF. Comparison of values of Vam and PU was made every 20 s during recovery period of every patient...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983545/comparison-of-the-simple-red-blood-cell-adhesiveness-aggregation-test-with-the-laser-assisted-optical-rotational-cell-analyzer-red-blood-cell-aggregation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-a-healthy-control-group
#15
Heike Preibsch, Stefanie Keymel, Malte Kelm, Theodor Baars, Petra Kleinbongard
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) aggregation influences blood flow properties, impacts blood microcirculation and consequently oxygen delivery. Different methods are established to determine RBC aggregation: under static conditions (i.e. the RBC adhesiveness/aggregation test (EAAT)) or under shear conditions (i.e. the laser-assisted optical rotational cell analyzer (LORCA)). OBJECTIVE: Comparison of these two different methods in detecting the RBC aggregation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and of healthy controls...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983544/first-experience-of-comparisons-between-two-different-shear-wave-speed-imaging-systems-in-differentiating-malignant-from-benign-thyroid-nodules
#16
Ya-Ping He, Hui-Xiong Xu, Dan Wang, Xiao-Long Li, Wei-Wei Ren, Chong-Ke Zhao, Xiao-Wan Bo, Bo-Ji Liu, Wen-Wen Yue
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to comparatively evaluate the two different shear wave speed (SWS) imaging systems of Toshiba shear wave elastography (T-SWE) and SuperSonic SWE (S-SWE) in distinguishing malignant from benign thyroid nodules (TNs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 140 patients with 140 focal TNs were enrolled and underwent T-SWE and S-SWE before fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy or surgery. SWE indices of mean, standard deviation and maximum values (E-mean, E-SD and E-max) of elastic modulus in TNs were measured on a color-coded mapping...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983543/deep-tissue-near-infrared-second-derivative-spectrophotometry-for-the-assessment-of-claudication-in-peripheral-arterial-disease
#17
Aristotle G Koutsiaris
AIM: The purpose of this study was the application of a second derivative near infrared spectrophotometric (NIRS) technique to the human calf muscle in order to see if peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients can be discriminated from control subjects, before, during and after a standard treadmill exercise test. METHODS: Three groups of human subjects were studied: group A consisted of 10 control subjects and groups B and C were formed by PAD patients classified as Fontaine's stage 2a (5 patients) and 2b (10 patients), respectively...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983542/pentoxifylline-attenuates-the-local-and%C3%A2-systemic-inflammatory-response-after%C3%A2-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-ischemia-reperfusion
#18
Tibor Nagy, Péter Hardi, Ildikó Takács, Mónika Tóth, Laura Petrovics, Gábor Jancsó, László Sínay, Gábor Fazekas, Örs Pintér, Endre Arató
AIMS: We studied the new anti-inflammatory effects of non-specific phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor pentoxifylline (PTX) on ischaemia-reperfusion injury and postconditioning of the lower extremities. We aimed to examine the oxidative stress parameters (OSP), the inflammatory response and the changes in structure of skeletal muscle after revascularization surgery. METHODS: 50 Wistar rats in five groups underwent a 60 min infrarenal aortic cross clamping. After the ischaemia in IR+PC group ischemic postconditioning was performed, intermittent 15 seconds reperfusion, 15 seconds ischaemic periods were applied four times...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983541/effect-of-increasing-mean-arterial-blood-pressure-on-microcirculation-in-patients-with-cardiogenic-shock-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#19
Zhongtao Du, Zaishen Jia, Jinhong Wang, Zhichen Xing, Chunjing Jiang, Bo Xu, Xiaofang Yang, Feng Yang, Na Miao, Jialin Xing, Hong Wang, Ming Jia, Xiaotong Hou
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effect of mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) augmentation on the microcirculation in cardiogenic-shock patients with peripheral veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. We investigated the effect of increasing MAP on the microcirculation in cardiogenic-shock patients with ECMO support. METHODS: A single-center prospective observational study under taken in ICU patients undergoing ECMO support for post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock was carried out...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983540/plasma-nitric-oxide-level-is-correlated-with-microvascular-functions-in-the-peripheral-arterial-disease
#20
Muzaffer Akkoca, Suzan Emel Usanmaz, Cuneyt Koksoy, Ugur Bengisun, Emine Demirel-Yilmaz
At present there is no widely accepted biomarker for monitoring of vascular functions. The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the association of some blood biomarkers with vascular reactivity in patients with peripheral arterial diseases (PAD). A prospective evaluation was made of 3 groups comprising a control group of healthy individuals, and patients with PAD caused by either atherosclerosis or Buerger's disease. Microvascular perfusion was examined using laser Doppler imaging of cutaneous erythrocyte flux after iontophoresis of acetylcholine (ACh) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP)...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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