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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678325/does-hearing-in-response-to-soft-tissue-stimulation-involve-skull-vibrations-a-within-subject-comparison-between-skull-vibration-magnitudes-and-hearing-thresholds
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Shai Chordekar, Ronen Perez, Cahtia Adelman, Haim Sohmer, Liat Kishon-Rabin
Hearing can be elicited in response to bone as well as soft-tissue stimulation. However, the underlying mechanism of soft-tissue stimulation is under debate. It has been hypothesized that if skull vibrations were the underlying mechanism of hearing in response to soft-tissue stimulation, then skull vibrations would be associated with hearing thresholds. However, if skull vibrations were not associated with hearing thresholds, an alternative mechanism is involved. In the present study, both skull vibrations and hearing thresholds were assessed in the same participants in response to bone (mastoid) and soft-tissue (neck) stimulation...
April 3, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675625/multidetector-ct-of-iatrogenic-and-self-inflicted-vascular-lesions-and-infections-at-the-groin
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REVIEW
Massimo Tonolini, Anna Maria Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Domenico Laganà
The number and complexity of endovascular procedures performed via either arterial or venous access are steadily increasing. Albeit associated with higher morbidity compared to the radial approach, the traditional common femoral artery remains the preferred access site in a variety of cardiac, aortic, oncologic and peripheral vascular procedures. Both transarterial and venous cannulation (for electrophysiology, intravenous laser ablation and central catheterisation) at the groin may result in potentially severe vascular access site complications (VASC)...
April 19, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673328/effect-of-laser-doppler-flowmetry-and-occlusion-time-on-outcome-variability-and-mortality-in-rat-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-inconclusive-results
#3
Edvin Ingberg, Hua Dock, Elvar Theodorsson, Annette Theodorsson, Jakob O Ström
BACKGROUND: Stroke is among the leading causes of death and disability. Although intense research efforts have provided promising treatment options in animals, most clinical trials in humans have failed and the therapeutic options are few. Several factors have been suggested to explain this translational difficulty, particularly concerning methodology and study design. Consistent infarcts and low mortality might be desirable in some, but not all, studies. Here, we aimed to investigate whether the use of laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) and the occlusion time (60 vs...
April 19, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665644/biodistribution-of-free-and-encapsulated-99m-tc-fluconazole-in-an-infection-model-induced-by-candida-albicans
#4
Danielle Nogueira de Assis, Raquel Silva Araújo, Leonardo Lima Fuscaldi, Simone Odília Antunes Fernandes, Vanessa Carla Furtado Mosqueira, Valbert Nascimento Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Candida spp is an etiologic agent of fungal infections in hospitals and resistance to treatment with antifungals has been extensively reported. Thus, it is very important to develop formulations that increase effectiveness with low toxicity. In this sense, nanocarriers have been investigated, once they modify drug biodistribution profile. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the biodistribution of free and encapsulated 99m Tc-fluconazole into nanocapsules (NCs) in an experimental immunosuppressed murine model of Candida albicans infection...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661662/multimodal-analysis-using-flowmeter-analysis-laser-doppler-spectrophotometry-and-indocyanine-green-videoangiography-for-the-detection-of-venous-compromise-in-flaps-in-rats
#5
Lucas M Ritschl, Leonard H Schmidt, Andreas M Fichter, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Thomas Mücke
Venous congestion results in tissue damage and remains the most common failure of free microvascular transfer if it is not recognized early. The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate venous congestion and describe the findings with two different monitoring tools. A standardized epigastric flap was raised, and total occlusion of the draining vein was temporarily applied for 4, 5, 6, or 7 h. Blood flow measurements, including laser-Doppler flowmetry, and tissue spectrophotometry (O2C) and indocyanine green (ICG) videoangiography using the FLOW® 800 tool, were performed systematically after each surgical step, an interval of venous occlusion, and 1 week of clinical observation...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661478/chronic-adriamycin-treatment-impairs-cgrp-mediated-functions-of-meningeal-sensory-nerves
#6
Éva Deák, Judit Rosta, Krisztina Boros, Gyöngyi Kis, Péter Sántha, Karl Messlinger, Gábor Jancsó, Mária Dux
Adriamycin is a potent anthracycline-type antitumor agent, but it also exerts potentially serious side effects due to its cardiotoxic and neurotoxic propensity. Multiple impairments in sensory nerve functions have been recently reported in various rat models. The present experiments were initiated in an attempt to reveal adriamycin-induced changes in sensory effector functions of chemosensitive meningeal afferents. Meningeal blood flow was measured with laser Doppler flowmetry in the parietal dura mater of adult male Wistar rats...
April 10, 2018: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660911/the-effects-of-different-remote-ischemic-conditioning-on-ischemia-induced-failure-of-microvascular-circulation-in-humans
#7
Muzaffer Akkoca, Suzan Emel Usanmaz, Serhat Tokgöz, Cüneyt Köksoy, Emine Demirel-Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Intermittent ischemia in remote tissues can be applied before ischemic injury, during ischemic injury or at the beginning of reperfusion of an index organ ischemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Remote Ischemic Conditioning (RIC) of the leg on changes in ischemia-induced the microvascular functions of the arm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ischemic microvascular injury was induced by arm ischemia (20 min) and reperfusion in healthy, nonsmoker, male volunteers (ischemia group-ISC, n: 9)...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660905/differences-in-time-domain-and-spectral-indexes-of-skin-surface-laser-doppler-signals-between-controls-and-breast-cancer-subjects
#8
Hsin Hsiu, Chao-Tsung Chen, Shuo-Hui Hung, Guan-Zhang Chen, Yu-Ling Huang
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need to improve the early diagnosis of breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: The present study applied spectral and beat-to-beat analyses to laser-Doppler (LDF) data sequences measured on the skin surface on the back of the right hands, with the aim of comparing the different peripheral microcirculatory-blood-flow (MBF) perfusion condition between breast-cancer and control subjects. METHODS: ECG and LDF signals were obtained simultaneously and noninvasively from 23 breast-cancer patients and 23 age-matched control subjects...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659054/tuning-in-c-nociceptors-to-reveal-mechanisms-in-chronic-neuropathic-pain
#9
Robin Jonas, Barbara Namer, Lenka Stockinger, Kim Chisholm, Mark Schnakenberg, Gunther Landmann, Mateusz Kucharczyk, Christoph Konrad, Roland Schmidt, Richard Carr, Stephen McMahon, Martin Schmelz, Roman Rukwied
OBJECTIVE: Develop and validate a low-intensity sinusoidal electrical stimulation paradigm to preferentially activate C-fibers in human skin. METHODS: Sinusoidal transcutaneous stimulation (4 Hz) was assessed psychophysically in healthy volunteers (n=14) and neuropathic pain patients (n=9). Pursuing laser Doppler imaging and single nociceptor recordings in vivo in humans (microneurography) and pigs confirmed the activation of "silent" C-nociceptors. Synchronized C-fiber compound action potentials were evoked in isolated human nerve fascicles in vitro...
April 16, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651899/caffeine-does-not-affect-susceptibility-to-cortical-spreading-depolarization-in-mice
#10
Nilufer Yalcin, Shih-Pin Chen, Esther S Yu, Tzu-Ting Liu, Jiin-Cherng Yen, Yahya B Atalay, Tao Qin, Furkan Celik, Arn Mjm van den Maagdenberg, Michael A Moskowitz, Cenk Ayata, Katharina Eikermann-Haerter
Several factors that modulate migraine, a common primary headache disorder, also affect susceptibility to cortical spreading depolarization (CSD). CSD is a wave of neuronal and glial depolarization and thought to underlie the migraine aura and possibly headache. Here, we tested whether caffeine, known to alleviate or trigger headache after acute exposure or chronic use/withdrawal, respectively, modulates CSD. We injected C57BL/6J mice with caffeine once (30, 60, or 120 mg/kg; i.p.) ( acute) or twice per day for one or two weeks ( chronic)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651748/improved-reperfusion-and-vasculoprotection-by-the-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitor-pj34-after-stroke-and-thrombolysis-in-mice
#11
Mohamad El Amki, Dominique Lerouet, Marie Garraud, Fei Teng, Virginie Beray-Berthat, Bérard Coqueran, Benoît Barsacq, Charlotte Abbou, Bruno Palmier, Catherine Marchand-Leroux, Isabelle Margaill
Benefits from thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) after ischemic stroke remain limited due to a narrow therapeutic window, low reperfusion rates, and increased risk of hemorrhagic transformations (HT). Experimental data showed that rt-PA enhances the post-ischemic activation of poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase (PARP) which in turn contributes to blood-brain barrier injury. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether PJ34, a potent PARP inhibitor, improves poor reperfusion induced by delayed rt-PA administration, exerts vasculoprotective effects, and finally increases the therapeutic window of rt-PA...
April 12, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629853/-determining-depth-of-burns-using-laser-doppler-imaging
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C M Legemate, M J Hop, M K Nieuwenhuis, E Middelkoop, M E van Baar, C H van der Vlies
Early accurate assessment of burn depth is important to determine the optimal treatment of burns (conservative versus surgery). Laser Doppler imaging (LDI) is a technique that allows accurate measurement of burn depth by measuring dermal perfusion. Although it has been demonstrated that LDI led to faster decisions as to whether or not to operate, this has not lead to shorter wound healing time or cost savings in Dutch burn care. LDI is used in all Dutch burn centres. In case of doubt about the depth of a burn in primary or secondary care, referral to a burn centre is advisable...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627628/early-administration-of-hypertonic-hyperoncotic-hydroxyethyl-starch-hyperhes-improves-cerebral-blood-flow-and-outcome-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Nadine Lilla, Christoph Rinne, Judith Weiland, Thomas Linsenmann, Thomas Westermaier
OBJECTIVE: Early cytotoxic brain edema may be one decisive factor which maintains a vicious of cerebral malperfusion after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In addition, endothelial cell swelling may be an independent factor restricting cerebral blood flow (CBF) in a very early stage after SAH. Immediate and aggressive treatment may be able to restore CBF in this critical period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to SAH by the endovascular filament model and treated by a bolus of hyperoncotic-hypertonic hydroxyethyl starch (HyperHES 4 ml/kg body weight) immediately after vessel perforation and 150 min later (n = 12) or by the same amount of normal saline (n = 9)...
April 5, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622436/the-role-of-cd27-cd70-mediated-t-cell-co-stimulation-in-vasculogenesis-arteriogenesis-and-angiogenesis
#14
K H Simons, Z Aref, H A B Peters, S P Welten, A Y Nossent, J W Jukema, J F Hamming, R Arens, M R de Vries, P H A Quax
BACKGROUND: T cells have a distinctive role in neovascularization, which consists of arteriogenesis and angiogenesis under pathological conditions and vasculogenesis under physiological conditions. However, the role of co-stimulation in T cell activation in neovascularization has yet to be established. The aim of this study was to investigate the role T cell co-stimulation and inhibition in angiogenesis, arteriogenesis and vasculogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Hind limb ischemia was induced by double ligation of the left femoral artery in mice and blood flow recovery was measured with Laser Doppler Perfusion Imaging in control, CD70-/- , CD80/86-/- , CD70/80/86-/- and CTLA4+/- mice...
June 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622397/the-route-and-timing-of-hydrogen-sulfide-therapy-critically-impacts-intestinal-recovery-following-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury
#15
Amanda R Jensen, Natalie A Drucker, Jan P Te Winkel, Michael J Ferkowicz, Troy A Markel
PURPOSE: Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) has many beneficial properties and may serve as a novel treatment in patients suffering from intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/R). The purpose of this study was to examine the method of delivery and timing of administration of H2 S for intestinal therapy during ischemic injury. We hypothesized that 1) route of administration of hydrogen sulfide would impact intestinal recovery following acute mesenteric ischemia and 2) preischemic H2 S conditioning using the optimal mode of administration as determined above would provide superior protection compared to postischemic application...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614967/cardiovascular-outcomes-of-nephrotic-syndrome-in-childhood-cvons-study-a-protocol-for-prospective-cohort-study
#16
S K Patnaik, P Kumar, M Bamal, S Patel, M P Yadav, V Kumar, A Sinha, A Bagga, M Kanitkar
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is characterized by dyslipidemia which is a well-known risk factor for atherogenesis. Atherosclerosis in childhood is mostly subclinical and endothelial dysfunction is known to precede this. Evidence for screening for endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular risk factors and early identification of premature onset of atherosclerosis in childhood NS remains tenuous in the absence of well-designed prospective studies addressing cardiovascular comorbidity in NS...
April 3, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611066/application-of-wavelet-analysis-to-detect-dysfunction-in-cerebral-blood-flow-autoregulation-during-experimental-hyperhomocysteinaemia
#17
Valery V Aleksandrin, Alexander V Ivanov, Edward D Virus, Polina O Bulgakova, Aslan A Kubatiev
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the use of laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) signals coupled with spectral wavelet analysis to detect endothelial link dysfunction in the autoregulation of cerebral blood flow in the setting of hyperhomocysteinaemia (HHcy). Fifty-one rats were assigned to three groups (intact, control, and HHcy) according to the results of biochemical assays of homocysteine level in blood plasma. LDF signals on the rat brain were recorded by LAKK-02 device to measure the microcirculatory blood flow...
April 3, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609356/doppler-free-spectroscopy-with-a-terahertz-quantum-cascade-laser
#18
M Wienold, T Alam, L Schrottke, H T Grahn, H-W Hübers
We report on the Doppler-free saturation spectroscopy of a molecular transition at 3.3 THz based on a quantum-cascade laser and an absorption cell in a collinear pump-probe configuration. A Lamb dip with a sub-Doppler linewidth of 170 kHz is observed for a rotational transition of HDO. We found that a certain level of external optical feedback is tolerable as long as the free spectral range of the external cavity is large compared to the width of the absorption line.
March 19, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608790/increase-in-perfused-boundary-region-of-endothelial-glycocalyx-is-associated-with-higher-prevalence-of-ischemic-heart-disease-and-lesions-of-microcirculation-and-vascular-wall
#19
Alexander Y Gorshkov, Marina V Klimushina, Sergei A Boytsov, Alexander Y Kots, Nadezhda G Gumanova
OBJECTIVE: Perfused boundary region (PBR) characterizes penetration of red blood cells inside glycocalyx and its thickness can have profound impact on microcirculation and other vascular parameters. The goal of our study was to reliably quantify PBR and assess its potential use as a new marker of cardiovascular pathology. METHODS: The study included 208 patients (123 men and 85 women from 40 to 65 years of age) with various grades of cardiovascular SCORE risk index and ischemic heart disease...
April 2, 2018: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607217/modern-diagnostic-techniques-for-the-assessment-of-ocular-blood-flow-in-myopia-current-state-of-knowledge
#20
REVIEW
Ewa Grudzińska, Monika Modrzejewska
Myopia is the most common refractive error and the subject of interest of various studies assessing ocular blood flow. Increasing refractive error and axial elongation of the eye result in the stretching and thinning of the scleral, choroid, and retinal tissues and the decrease in retinal vessel diameter, disturbing ocular blood flow. Local and systemic factors known to change ocular blood flow include glaucoma, medications and fluctuations in intraocular pressure, and metabolic parameters. Techniques and tools assessing ocular blood flow include, among others, laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF), retinal function imager (RFI), laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), pulsatile ocular blood flowmeter (POBF), fundus pulsation amplitude (FPA), colour Doppler imaging (CDI), and Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT)...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
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