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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319201/comparative-study-of-abdominal-versus-transvaginal-ultrasound-for-uterine-artery-doppler-velocimetry-at-11-to-13-weeks
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Marie-Elaine Demers, Samuel Dubé, Mélodie Bourdages, Cedric Gasse, Amélie Boutin, Mario Girard, Emmanuel Bujold, Suzanne Demers
OBJECTIVES: To compare the first-trimester uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) measured by abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound (US). METHODS: We performed a prospective study of singleton pregnant women recruited at 11 to 13 weeks' gestation. The mean uterine artery PI was obtained by abdominal followed by transvaginal US. The mean of the left and right uterine artery PIs was used, and differences between approaches were computed. The intraclass correlation coefficient and a Bland-Altman plot were used to compare the two approaches...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298455/preterm-preeclampsia-with-severe-features-composite-maternal-and-neonatal-morbidities-associated-with-fetal-growth-restriction
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Olaide Ashimi Balogun, Raminder K Khanagura, Heather R Kregel, Farah H Amro, Baha M Sibai, Suneet P Chauhan
OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to compare adverse pregnancy outcomes between fetuses with estimated fetal weight (EFW) < 10 to > 10% in women with preterm preeclampsia (PE) with severe features. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  All women with preterm PE with severe features and nonanomalous singletons with EFW were identified at a tertiary center. Women with oligohydramnios or absent/reversed umbilical Doppler velocimetry were excluded. Using multivariable analysis, we compared the composite maternal and neonatal morbidities (CMM and CNM) between those with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) fetal growth, defined as EFW at 10 to 90th versus those with fetal growth restriction (FGR), defined as EFW < 10th percentile for gestational age (GA)...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288000/quantitative-analysis-of-helical-flow-with-accuracy-using-ultrasound-speckle-image-velocimetry-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-feasibility-studies
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Sang Joon Lee, Jun Hong Park, Jeong Ju Kim, Eunseop Yeom
Venous valve dysfunction and induced secondary abnormal flows are closely associated with venous diseases. Thus, detailed analysis of venous valvular flow is invaluable from biological and medical perspectives. However, most of the previous studies on venous perivalvular flows were based on qualitative analysis. On the contrary, quantitative analysis of perivalvular flows has not been fully understood. In this study, we used the ultrasound speckle image velocimetry (SIV) technique, which utilizes the speckle patterns of red blood cells (RBCs) created by ultrasound waves to measure 3-D valvular flows quantitatively...
December 26, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286910/selective-iugr-in-dichorionic-twins-what-can-doppler-assessment-and-growth-discordancy-say-about-neonatal-outcomes
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Paola Algeri, Matteo Frigerio, Maria Lamanna, Petya Vitanova Petrova, Sabrina Cozzolino, Maddalena Incerti, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Nadia Roncaglia, Patrizia Vergani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess, in a population of dichorionic twin pregnancies with selective growth restriction, the effect of inter-twin differences by use of Doppler velocimetry and fetal growth discordancy on perinatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective study including dichorionic twin pregnancies from January 2008 to December 2015 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Fondazione MBBM. Only dichorionic twin pregnancies affected by selective intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) delivering at ≥24 weeks were included in the study...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275822/screening-for-fetal-growth-restriction-using-fetal-biometry-combined-with-maternal-biomarkers
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Francesca Gaccioli, Irving L M H Aye, Ulla Sovio, D Stephen Charnock-Jones, Gordon C S Smith
Fetal growth restriction is a major determinant of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Screening for fetal growth restriction is a key element of prenatal care but it is recognized to be problematic. Screening using clinical risk assessment and targeting ultrasound to high-risk women is the standard of care in the United States and United Kingdom, but the approach is known to have low sensitivity. Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials do not demonstrate any benefit from universal ultrasound screening for fetal growth restriction in the third trimester, but the evidence base is not strong...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261701/pegylation-of-zinc-nanoparticles-amplifies-their-ability-to-enhance-olfactory-responses-to-odorant
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Melissa Singletary, Samantha Hagerty, Shin Muramoto, Yasmine Daniels, William A MacCrehan, Gheorghe Stan, June W Lau, Oleg Pustovyy, Ludmila Globa, Edward E Morrison, Iryna Sorokulova, Vitaly Vodyanoy
Olfactory responses are intensely enhanced with the addition of endogenous and engineered primarily-elemental small zinc nanoparticles (NPs). With aging, oxidation of these Zn nanoparticles eliminated the observed enhancement. The design of a polyethylene glycol coating to meet storage requirements of engineered zinc nanoparticles is evaluated to achieve maximal olfactory benefit. The zinc nanoparticles were covered with 1000 g/mol or 400 g/mol molecular weight polyethylene glycol (PEG). Non-PEGylated and PEGylated zinc nanoparticles were tested by electroolfactogram with isolated rat olfactory epithelium and odorant responses evoked by the mixture of eugenol, ethyl butyrate and (±) carvone after storage at 278 K (5 oC), 303 K (30 oC) and 323 K (50 oC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168199/experimental-investigation-of-left-ventricular-flow-patterns-after-percutaneous-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair
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Morteza Jeyhani, Shahrokh Shahriari, Michel Labrosse
Mitral valve percutaneous edge-to-edge repair (PEtER) is a viable solution in high-risk patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation. However, the generated double-orifice configuration poses challenges for the evaluation of the hemodynamic performance of the mitral valve and may alter flow patterns in the left ventricle (LV) during diastole. This in vitro study aims to evaluate the hemodynamic modifications following a simulated PEtER. A custom-made mitral valve was developed, and two configurations were tested: (i) a single-orifice valve with mitral regurgitation and (ii) a double-orifice mitral valve configuration following PEtER...
November 23, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163204/the-effect-of-being-aerobically-active-vs-inactive-on-cutaneous-vascular-conductance-during-local-heat-stress-in-an-older-population
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Ulrike H Mitchell, Samantha Burton, Christopher Gordon, Gary W Mack
Objective: To test the hypothesis that long- term aerobically trained elderly individuals have a greater amount of bioavailable nitric oxide (NO) and have a larger cutaneous vasodilation during local heat stress compared to their inactive elderly counterparts. Methods: Eight aerobically trained and 8 inactive older men (>60 years old) participated in this study. NO bioavailability in blood and intradermal dialysate were measured with an ozone based chemiluminescence NO analyzer. Cutaneous vasodilator response to local heating was obtained using laser Doppler velocimetry...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157099/the-association-of-first-trimester-uterine-arteries-doppler-velocimetry-with-different-clinical-phenotypes-of-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-study
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Tamara Stampalija, Lorenzo Monasta, Daniela D Di Martino, Mariachiara Quadrifoglio, Leila Lo Bello, Giuseppina D'Ottavio, Sara Zullino, Cristina Mastroianni, Daniela Casati, Valentina Signorelli, Eleonora Rosti, Vera Cecotti, Matteo Ceccarello, Enrico Ferrazzi
INTRODUCTION: Current classification of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is mostly based on temporal classification differentiating HDP according to early and late onset of the disease. However, epidemiological and clinical data suggest that there are two different clinical phenotypes of HDP that coexist at any gestational age: HDP associated to intrauterine growth restriction (HDP-IUGR) and HDP associated to appropriate for gestational age fetal growth (HDP-AGAf). The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of first trimester uterine arteries (UtA) by Doppler velocimetry, and maternal risk factors with HDP according to two different classifications: one based on gestational age at delivery (early- and late-HDP), and one based on longitudinal ultrasound evaluation of fetal growth (HDP-IUGR and HDP-AGAf), independently of the gestational age...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151361/magnesium-sulfate-and-ophthalmic-artery-doppler-velocimetry-in-patients-with-severe-preeclampsia-a-case-series
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Cristiane Alves Oliveira, Renato Augusto Moreira de Sa, Karina Vieira Zamprogno, Fabio Gutierrez da Matta, Flávia do Vale Araújo
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we used Doppler velocimetry in the ophthalmic artery to evaluate the hemodynamic status of the intracranial vasculature. This is the first time in the literature that indices of ophthalmic artery Doppler sonography of women with preeclampsia were evaluated before and after the use of magnesium sulfate to prevent eclampsia. CASE PRESENTATION: Indices of ophthalmic artery Doppler sonography of six women with severe preeclampsia at 27 to 33 weeks of gestational age were evaluated before and after the use of magnesium sulfate (10 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes after the magnesium sulfate loading dosage...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110317/fetal-growth-standards-in-gastroschisis-reference-values-for-ultrasound-measurements
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Mariane Massaini Barbieri, João Renato Bennini, Marcelo Luís Nomura, Sirlei Siani Morais, Fernanda Garanhani Surita
OBJECTIVES: To create growth curves based on ultrasonography biometric parameters of fetuses with gastroschisis, comparing them with normal growth standards and to analyze umbilical artery (AU) Doppler velocimetry patterns. METHODS: A cohort study of 72 fetuses with gastroschisis, at gestational ages between 14 and 39 weeks was designed. Mean and standard deviation were calculated, with the 5th, 10th, 50th, 90th and 95th centiles being established for biometric parameters according to gestational age...
November 7, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102503/maternal-hemodynamics-a-method-to-classify-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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Enrico Ferrazzi, Tamara Stampalija, Lorenzo Monasta, Daniela Di Martino, Sharona Vonck, Wilfried Gyselaers
BACKGROUND: The classification of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is based on the time at the onset of hypertension, proteinuria, and other associated complications. Maternal hemodynamic interrogation in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy considers not only the peripheral blood pressure but also the entire cardiovascular system, and it might help to classify the different clinical phenotypes of this syndrome. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine cardiovascular parameters in a cohort of patients affected by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy according to the clinical phenotypes that prioritize fetoplacental characteristics and not the time at onset of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019748/doppler-us-in-the-evaluation-of-fetal-growth-and-perinatal-health
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Kristen R Uquillas, Brendan H Grubbs, Ashley E Prosper, Ramen H Chmait, Edward G Grant, Daphne K Walker
Fetal growth restriction is commonly defined as an estimated fetal weight (EFW) that is below the 10th percentile for gestational age. It is associated with an increased risk of intrauterine demise, neonatal morbidity, and neonatal death; therefore, antenatal detection and surveillance with the optimization of delivery timing are necessary to improve pregnancy outcomes. If the estimated due date has been verified and the EFW is below the 10th percentile for gestational age, the underlying cause should be investigated, since the clinical management, outcome, and counseling options are largely dependent on the cause of the growth restriction...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983564/effect-of-circulating-omentin-1-on-the-retinal-circulation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Tsuneaki Omae, Taiji Nagaoka, Akitoshi Yoshida
Purpose: To identify any significant correlations between retinal circulatory parameters and serum concentrations of omentin-1, a novel adipokine produced by adipocytes, in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: Eighty-seven patients suffering from type 2 diabetes and incipient diabetic retinopathy (DR) were analyzed and further divided into two groups according to sex. We compared the patients' retinal circulatory parameters measured with laser Doppler velocimetry and serum omentin-1 concentrations...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957175/capillary-red-blood-cell-velocimetry-by-phase-resolved-optical-coherence-tomography
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Jianbo Tang, Sefik Evren Erdener, Buyin Fu, David A Boas
We present a phase-resolved optical coherence tomography (OCT) method to extend Doppler OCT for the accurate measurement of the red blood cell (RBC) velocity in cerebral capillaries. OCT data were acquired with an M-mode scanning strategy (repeated A-scans) to account for the single-file passage of RBCs in a capillary, which were then high-pass filtered to remove the stationary component of the signal to ensure an accurate measurement of phase shift of flowing RBCs. The angular frequency of the signal from flowing RBCs was then quantified from the dynamic component of the signal and used to calculate the axial speed of flowing RBCs in capillaries...
October 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948358/pregnancy-outcome-in-162-women-with-rheumatic-diseases-experience-of-a-university-hospital-in-turkey
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Ebru Alici Davutoğlu, Aysegul Ozel, Nevin Yılmaz, Riza Madazli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the distribution and the obstetric outcomes of pregnancies with different types of rheumatic diseases managed in our unit. METHODS: Pregnancies of 162 women with rheumatic diseases, seen for their antenatal care at our department for the period between 2013 and 2017 were included in this retrospective clinical study. Obstetric and perinatal outcomes were main outcome measures. RESULTS: The most encountered rheumatic diseases were SLE (37...
December 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940586/comparative-instrumental-evaluation-of-efficacy-and-safety-between-a-binary-and-a-ternary-system-in-chemexfoliation
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Norma Cameli, Maria Mariano, Marco Ardigò, Cristina Corato, Gianfranco De Paoli, Enzo Berardesca
OBJECTIVE: To instrumentally evaluate the efficacy and the safety of a new ternary system chemo exfoliating formulation (water-dimethyl isosorbide-acid) vs traditional binary systems (water and acid) where the acid is maintained in both the systems at the same concentration. METHODS: Different peelings (binary system pyruvic acid and trichloroacetic acid-TCA, and ternary system pyruvic acid and TCA) were tested on the volar forearm of 20 volunteers of both sexes between 28 and 50 years old...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926826/a-low-cerebroplacental-ratio-at-20-24-weeks-of-gestation-can-predict-reduced-fetal-size-later-in-pregnancy-or-at-birth
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Edgar Hernandez-Andrade, Eli Maymon, Offer Erez, Homam Saker, Suchaya Luewan, Maynor Garcia, Hyunyoung Ahn, Adi L Tarca, Bogdan Done, Steven J Korzeniewski, Sonia S Hassan, Roberto Romero
AIM: To determine whether Doppler evaluation at 20-24 weeks of gestation can predict reduced fetal size later in pregnancy or at birth. METHODS: Fetal biometry and Doppler velocimetry were performed in 2,986 women with a singleton pregnancy at 20-24 weeks of gestation. Predictive performances of the umbilical artery pulsatility index (UA-PI) or the mean uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI) >95th percentile, middle cerebral artery pulsatility index, or cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) <5th percentile for early small for gestational age (SGA; <34 weeks of gestation), late SGA (≥34 weeks of gestation), or SGA at birth (birthweight <10th percentile) were analyzed...
September 20, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914371/serum-cystatin-c-is-associated-with-kidney-function-but-not-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-or-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Patricia Garcia-Garcia, Raquel Castejon, Pablo Tutor-Ureta, R A Silvestre, Susana Mellor-Pita, Carlos Jimenez-Ortiz, Miguel Yebra-Bango
Cystatin C (CysC) is a protein considered as an excellent marker of renal function, and it has been suggested as an independent predictor of cardiovascular (CV) risk. We evaluated the association of serum CysC with renal function, CV risk factors, inflammation, and subclinical atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients. Sixty-one SLE female patients were selected according to estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) > 60 ml/min/1.73m(2). Renal function parameters, SLE specific factors, CV risk factors, and inflammatory markers were assessed...
December 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894946/an-international-survey-on-non-invasive-techniques-to-assess-the-microcirculation-in-patients-with-raynaud-s-phenomenon-sunshine-survey
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Francesca Ingegnoli, Nicola Ughi, Graham Dinsdale, Annalisa Orenti, Patrizia Boracchi, Yannick Allanore, Ivan Foeldvari, Alberto Sulli, Maurizio Cutolo, Vanessa Smith, Ariane L Herrick
To canvas opinion concerning the role of non-invasive techniques in the assessment of patients with Raynaud's phenomenon (Rp) in clinical and research settings: four nailfold capillaroscopy methods [videocapillaroscopy (NVC), dermoscopy, stereomicroscopy, digital USB microscopy], four laser Doppler methods (laser Doppler flowmetry, imaging, anemometry/velocimetry, laser speckle contrast analysis), thermographic imaging, and upper limb arterial Doppler ultrasound. Emails with a link to the survey were sent to physicians from the European Scleroderma Trials and Research group (EUSTAR), the EULAR Study Group on Microcirculation in Rheumatic Diseases (SG_MC/RD) and members of the pediatric rheumatology Email board...
November 2017: Rheumatology International
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