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Natalie Yu Yi Ng, Hannah Hui En Ang, Jacqueline Chieh Ling Tan, Weng Hoe Ho, Win Sen Kuan, Mui Teng Chua
PURPOSE: We aim to determine whether the combination of regional tissue oxygen saturation (StO2 ) measurement using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), inferior vena cava (IVC) collapsibility and ejection fraction (EF) is able to detect occult sepsis. METHODS: We included adult patients in the emergency department with at least one of the following: fever; any one component of the quick sepsis-related organ function assessment (SOFA) score; heart rate≥100 beats per minute; or white cell count <4...
February 27, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Axel Kulcke, Amadeus Holmer, Philip Wahl, Frank Siemers, Thomas Wild, Georg Daeschlein
Worldwide, chronic wounds are still a major and increasing problem area in medicine with protracted suffering of patients and enormous costs. Beside conventional wound treatment, for instance kinds of oxygen therapy and cold plasma technology have been tested, providing an improvement in the perfusion of wounds and their healing potential, but these methods are unfortunately not sufficiently validated and accepted for clinical practice to date. Using hyperspectral imaging technology in the visible (VIS) and near infrared (NIR) region with high spectral and spatial resolution, perfusion parameters of tissue and wounds can be determined...
March 9, 2018: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
Bushra Jalil, Valentina Hartwig, Ovidio Salvetti, Luca Potì, Luna Gargani, Tatiana Barskova, Marco Matucci Cerinic, A L'Abbate
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) develop functional and structural microcirculatory dysfunction, which progressively evolves towards systemic tissue fibrosis (sclerosis). Disease initially affects distal extremities, which become preferential sites of diagnostic scrutiny. This pilot investigation tested the hypothesis that peripheral microcirculatory dysfunction in SSc could be non-invasively assessed by 2D Near Infrared Spectroscopic (NIRS) imaging of the hand associated with Vascular Occlusion Testing (VOT)...
March 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Rogério Nogueira Soares, Juan M Murias
BACKGROUND: Microvascular dysfunction is an early complication in obesity-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) that can lead to changes in hemodynamic function and endothelial cells expression throughout the vasculature that is vessel specific. This study aimed to evaluate whether the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) combined with a vascular occlusion (VOT) assessment was capable of detecting differences in vascular responsiveness within the microvasculature of the lower limb between lean and obese individuals...
February 3, 2018: Microvascular Research
Michael P O'Neil, Rene Alie, Linrui Ray Guo, Mary-Lee Myers, John Murkin, Chris Ellis
BACKGROUND: Pulsatile perfusion may offer microcirculatory advantages over conventional non-pulsatile perfusion during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Here we present direct visual evidence of microvascular perfusion and vasoreactivity between perfusion modalities. METHODS: A prospective, randomized cohort study of twenty high-risk cardiac surgical patients undergoing pulsatile (n=10) or non-pulsatile (n=10) flow during CPB. Changes in sublingual mucosal microcirculation were assessed using orthogonal polarization spectral imaging along with near-infrared spectroscopic indices of thenar muscle tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) and its recovery during a vascular occlusion test at various time points: T0-baseline, T1-30min CPB, T2-90min CPB, T3-1hr post CPB, and T4-24hr post CPB...
January 29, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Johannes M Salusjärvi, Monika A Carpelan-Holmström, Johanna M Louhimo, Olli Kruuna, Tom M Scheinin
BACKGROUND: An anastomotic leak is a fairly common and a potentially lethal complication in colorectal surgery. Objective methods to assess the viability and blood circulation of the anastomosis could help in preventing leaks. Intraoperative pulse oximetry is a cheap, easy to use, fast, and readily available method to assess tissue viability. Our aim was to study whether intraoperative pulse oximetry can predict the development of an anastomotic leak. METHODS: The study was a prospective single-arm study conducted between the years 2005 and 2011 in Helsinki University Hospital...
January 26, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
S Kleiser, D Ostojic, B Andresen, N Nasseri, H Isler, F Scholkmann, T Karen, G Greisen, M Wolf
Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) oximetry may help clinicians to improve patient treatment. However, the application of NIRS oximeters is increasingly causing confusion to the users due to the inconsistency of tissue oxygen haemoglobin saturation (StO 2 ) readings provided by different oximeters. To establish a comparability of oximeters, in our study we performed simultaneous measurements on the liquid phantom mimicking properties of neonatal heads and compared the tested device to a reference NIRS oximeter (OxiplexTS)...
January 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
Stephen P J Macdonald, Frances B Kinnear, Glenn Arendts, Kwok M Ho, Daniel M Fatovich
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is acute organ dysfunction in the setting of infection. An accurate diagnosis is important to guide treatment and disposition. Tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) can be estimated noninvasively by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and may be an indicator of microcirculatory dysfunction in early sepsis. We aimed to determine the utility of StO2 for sepsis recognition and outcome prediction among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study recruited patients who were being admitted to hospital with infection...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
Forest R Sheppard, Thomas A Mitchell, Antoni R Macko, Darren M Fryer, Leasha J Schaub, Kassandra M Ozuna, Jacob J Glaser
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in traumatically injured civilian and military populations. Pre-hospital resuscitation largely relies on crystalloid and colloid intra-vascular expansion, as whole blood and component blood therapy are logistically arduous. In this experiment, we evaluated the bookends of Tactical Combat Casualty Care Guidelines recommendations of pre-hospital resuscitation with Hextend and whole blood in a controlled hemorrhagic shock model within non-human primates, as means of a multi-functional resuscitative fluid development...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
William Fornier, Matthias Jacquet-Lagrèze, Thomas Collenot, Priscilla Teixeira, Philippe Portran, Rémi Schweizer, Michel Ovize, Jean-Luc Fellahi
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is commonplace after cardiothoracic surgery. A rate control strategy using short-acting beta blockers is recommended as a first-line therapy in patients without hemodynamic instability. Microcirculatory effects of POAF and esmolol have not yet been investigated. We hypothesized that POAF without hemodynamic instability would induce microvascular dysfunction which could be reversed by intravenous esmolol. METHODS: Twenty-five cardiothoracic surgical patients with POAF were included in the study...
December 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Giacomo Giacalone, Marta Zanoletti, Davide Contini, Rebecca Re, Lorenzo Spinelli, Luisa Roveri, Alessandro Torricelli
The reproducibility of cerebral time-domain near-infrared spectroscopy (TD-NIRS) has not been investigated so far. Besides, reference intervals of cerebral optical properties, of absolute concentrations of deoxygenated-hemoglobin (HbR), oxygenated-hemoglobin (HbO), total hemoglobin (HbT) and tissue oxygen saturation (StO2 ) and their variability have not been reported. We have addressed these issues on a sample of 88 adult healthy subjects. TD-NIRS measurements at 690, 785, 830 nm were fitted with the diffusion model for semi-infinite homogenous media...
November 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
Yu Kagaya, Shimpei Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been reported to be a reliable non-invasive modality for free flap monitoring; however, the history of its application in flap monitoring is short, and there is no definite consensus regarding its use at present. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to clarify the evidence related to post-operative flap monitoring using NIRS and examine its appropriateness and usability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched using the strings "flap monitoring AND near-infrared spectroscopy" and "flap monitoring AND tissue oxygen saturation," with a study period from inception to December 31, 2016...
February 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Ryan Rosenberry, Madison Munson, Susie Chung, T Jake Samuel, Jordan Patik, Wesley J Tucker, Mark J Haykowsky, Michael D Nelson
What is the central question of this study? Can near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-derived post-occlusion tissue oxygen saturation recovery kinetics be used to study age-related impairments in microvascular function? What is the main finding and its importance? Using a previously established 5 min cuff occlusion protocol, we found that NIRS-derived indices of microvascular function were markedly reduced in elderly compared with young participants. However, when we controlled for the absolute level of vasodilatory stimulus and matched the tissue desaturation level between groups, we found similar responses in young and elderly participants...
February 1, 2018: Experimental Physiology
Peter H Ahn, Jarod C Finlay, Shannon M Gallagher-Colombo, Harry Quon, Bert W O'Malley, Gregory S Weinstein, Ara Chalian, Kelly Malloy, Thomas Sollecito, Martin Greenberg, Charles B Simone, Sally McNulty, Alexander Lin, Timothy C Zhu, Virginia Livolsi, Michael Feldman, Rosemarie Mick, Keith A Cengel, Theresa M Busch
BACKGROUND: We report on a Phase 1 trial of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for superficial head and neck (H&N) lesions. Due to known oxygen dependencies of PDT, translational measurements of lesion hemoglobin oxygen saturation (StO2) and blood volume (tHb) were studied for associations with patient outcomes. METHODS: PDT with aminolevulinc acid (ALA) and escalating light doses was evaluated for high-grade dysplasia, carcinoma-in-situ, and microinvasive carcinomas of the H&N...
November 4, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Ethan Butler, Sajeev Mahendran, John Nguyen, Anders Aneman
BACKGROUND: Microvascular dysfunction in patients admitted to the ICU following cardiac surgery may be related to perioperative complications and increased resource utilisation even in the presence of acceptable systemic haemodynamic variables. OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between microvascular impairment using peripheral near-infrared spectroscopy at ICU admission and 6 h postadmission and the duration of mechanical ventilatory support, length of stay in ICU and in hospital...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Masahiro Horiuchi, Junko Endo, Shohei Dobashi, Yoko Handa, Masataka Kiuchi, Katsuhiro Koyama
Whether dietary nitrate supplementation improves exercise performance or not is still controversial. While redistribution of sufficient oxygen from inactive to active muscles is essential for optimal exercise performance, no study investigated the effects of nitrate supplementation on muscle oxygenation profiles between active and inactive muscles. Nine healthy males performed 25 min of submaximal (heart rate ~140 bpm; EXsub ) and incremental cycling (EXmax ) until exhaustion under three conditions: (A) normoxia without drink; (B) hypoxia (FiO2  = 13...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Takahiko Akahori, Emi Nakamura, Hazuki Okawa, Shinji Kawahito, Hiroshi Kitahata, Yoshihiro Fujiwara
Whether the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology correctly detects the changes in oxygenation related to ischemia and reperfusion of organs and tissues other than brain remains unclear. The present study examined how different tissue oxygenation parameters derived from NIRS reflect the changes in the forearm blood flow (FBF) according to the brief ischemia and the subsequent reperfusion, and whether values of these parameters move in parallel with the medial and lateral sides of FBF. Thirteen volunteers underwent the prospective observational study...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
Rogério Nogueira Soares, Raylene A Reimer, Zaid Alenezi, Patricia K Doyle-Baker, Juan Manuel Murias
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the near-infrared spectroscopy combined with vascular occlusion test technique could detect differences in vascular responsiveness during hyperglycaemia between normal-weight individuals and individuals with obesity. METHODS: A total of 16 normal-weight individuals (body mass index, 21.3 ± 1.7 kg/m(2)) and 13 individuals with obesity (body mass index, 34.4 ± 2.0 kg/m(2)) were submitted to five vascular occlusion tests (Pre, 30, 60, 90 and 120 min after glucose challenge)...
September 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
Diego Orbegozo, Fuhong Su, Keliang Xie, Lokmane Rahmania, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Daniel De Backer, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jacques Creteur
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive evaluation of muscle perfusion using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) coupled with a vascular occlusion test (VOT) may provide an early and simple marker of altered perfusion and microcirculatory function in sepsis. OBJECTIVE: To compare the time-course of NIRS-derived variables with systemic measures of perfusion in an experimental model of peritonitis. METHODS: Peritonitis was induced in eight anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, adult sheep (24-34 Kg), by injecting autologous feces into the peritoneal cavity...
September 19, 2017: Shock
Georg Daeschlein, Inga Langner, Thomas Wild, Sebastian von Podewils, Claudia Sicher, Thomas Kiefer, Michael Jünger
Monitoring of perfusion is a cornerstone in surgery, phlebology and basic science to proof wound healing by interventions. In chronic wound management it is of utmost importance to realize and parametrize wound bed perfusion to verify actual, and plan further treatment by noninvasive diagnostics. Up to now monitoring is based on visual inspection of wounds as conventionally practiced over more than decades. The main problems of visual inspection are the lack of standardization and comparability because of interindividual variations...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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