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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549489/blood-pressure-associated-with-arsenic-methylation-and-arsenic-metabolism-caused-by-chronic-exposure-to-arsenic-in-tube-well-water
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Bing Gan Wei, Bi Xiong Ye, Jiang Ping Yu, Lin Sheng Yang, Hai Rong Li, Ya Juan Xia, Ke Gong Wu
OBJECTIVE: The effects of arsenic exposure from drinking water, arsenic metabolism, and arsenic methylation on blood pressure (BP) were observed in this study. METHODS: The BP and arsenic species of 560 participants were determined. Logistic regression analysis was applied to estimate the odds ratios of BP associated with arsenic metabolites and arsenic methylation capability. RESULTS: BP was positively associated with cumulative arsenic exposure (CAE)...
May 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548693/hemodynamic-impact-of-the-c-pulse-cardiac-support-device-a-one-dimensional-arterial-model-study
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Daimé Campos Arias, Francisco Londono, Tania Rodríguez Moliner, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Nikos Stergiopulos, Patrick Segers
The C-Pulse is a novel extra-aortic counter-pulsation device to unload the heart in patients with heart failure. Its impact on overall hemodynamics, however, is not fully understood. In this study, the function of the C-Pulse heart assist system is implemented in a one-dimensional (1-D) model of the arterial tree, and central and peripheral pressure and flow waveforms with the C-Pulse turned on and off were simulated. The results were studied using wave intensity analysis and compared with in vivo data measured non-invasively in three patients with heart failure and with invasive data measured in a large animal (pig)...
May 26, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548301/night-to-night-variability-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Anna S Stöberl, Esther I Schwarz, Sarah R Haile, Christopher D Turnbull, Valentina A Rossi, John R Stradling, Malcolm Kohler
One night of a sleep study is the standard for diagnosis and exclusion of obstructive sleep apnea. Single testing requires high sensitivity of the test method and a stable disease of interest to warrant a low rate of false-negative tests. Obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed and graded by conventional thresholds of apneas and hypopneas per hour of sleep, and treatment is usually initiated in the presence of symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess night-to-night variability of obstructive sleep apnea to reassess the current practice...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547651/photoplethysmography-for-blood-volumes-and-oxygenation-changes-during-intermittent-vascular-occlusions
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T Y Abay, P A Kyriacou
Photoplethysmography (PPG) is an optical technique that measures blood volume variations. The main application of dual-wavelength PPG is pulse oximetry, in which the arterial oxygen saturation (SpO[Formula: see text]) is calculated noninvasively. However, the PPG waveform contains other significant physiological information that can be used in conjunction to SpO[Formula: see text] for the assessment of oxygenation and blood volumes changes. This paper investigates the use of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) processing techniques for extracting relative concentration changes of oxygenated ([Formula: see text]HbO[Formula: see text]), reduced ([Formula: see text]HHb) and total haemoglobin ([Formula: see text]tHb) from dual-wavelength PPG signals during intermittent pressure-increasing vascular occlusions...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547321/relationship-between-brain-pulsatility-and-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-replicated-validation-using-different-drivers-of-cpp-change
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Leanne A Calviello, Nicolás de Riva, Joseph Donnelly, Marek Czosnyka, Peter Smielewski, David K Menon, Frederick A Zeiler
BACKGROUND: Determination of relationships between transcranial Doppler (TCD)-based spectral pulsatility index (sPI) and pulse amplitude (AMP) of intracranial pressure (ICP) in 2 groups of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients (a) displaying plateau waves and (b) with unstable mean arterial pressure (MAP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with severe TBI and continuous TCD monitoring displaying either plateau waves or unstable MAP from 1992 to 1998...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547208/pulse-wave-velocity-and-augmentation-index-are-not-independently-associated-with-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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M Robustillo-Villarino, J J Alegre-Sancho, E Rodilla-Sala, A Corrales, J Llorca, M A Gonzalez-Gay, P H Dessein
Arterial stiffness can enhance cardiovascular risk by increasing atherogenesis or adverse hemodynamic effects. We examined whether the arterial stiffness markers of aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and the augmentation index (AIx) are independently associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). PWV and AIx were determined by brachial oscillometry using the Mobil-O-Graph® system and carotid IMT and plaque by ultrasound in 194 consecutive RA patients without established cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes at disease onset...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545853/elevated-sympathetic-activity-endothelial-dysfunction-and-late-hypertension-after-repair-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Melissa G Y Lee, Robyn A Hemmes, Jonathan Mynard, Elisabeth Lambert, Geoffrey A Head, Michael M H Cheung, Igor E Konstantinov, Christian P Brizard, Gavin Lambert, Yves d'Udekem
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of late hypertension after coarctation repair. The relative contribution of elevated sympathetic tone and endothelial dysfunction to its development is unknown. This study aims to investigate the neural profile of coarctation patients including muscle sympathetic nerve activity testing to directly measure sympathetic nervous activity. METHODS: Twenty-three patients aged ≥18years with a coarctation repair underwent measurements of clinic and 24-h blood pressures, muscle sympathetic nerve activity, sympathetic and cardiac baroreflex functions, digital endothelial function, and ambulatory arterial stiffness index...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544893/agreement-of-invasive-and-non-invasive-blood-pressure-measurements-in-anaesthetised-pigs-using-the-surgivet-v9203
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Philomena P Tuohy, Anthea L Raisis, Eleanor A Drynan
The automated oscillometric method is a common method for measuring blood pressure non-invasively and is broadly and confidently used in the veterinary setting. Twenty-one pigs undergoing anesthesia for exploratory laparotomy were enrolled in a study to evaluate the performance of the Surgivet V9203 non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitor. The aim was to compare measurements of arterial blood pressure obtained simultaneously using the Surgivet V9203 oscillometric system and an intra-arterial catheter-transducer system, both at the level of the metatarsus...
May 19, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544834/in-vitro-pulsatile-flow-measurement-in-prosthetic-heart-valves-an-inter-laboratory-comparison
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Stephen M Retta, Jeff Kepner, Salvador Marquez, Bruce A Herman, Mark C S Shu, Laurence W Grossman
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF STUDY: One of the first steps in qualifying a new prosthetic valve for eventual clinical use is preclinical flow performance testing in vitro. Such testing is typically performed in an in-vitro test system that simulates the pumping mechanics of the left ventricle of the heart, generally referred to as a pulse duplicator or duplicator. Historically, test results in these systems have varied from duplicator to duplicator. This collaborative effort between heart valve manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was designed to evaluate the variability of the pulse duplicator test technology for pulsatile flow performance measurement in an interlaboratory round robin...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543684/multiparity-modifies-contractile-properties-of-pelvic-muscles-affecting-the-genesis-of-vaginal-pressure-in-rabbits
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Rhode López-Juárez, René Zempoalteca, Dora Luz Corona-Quintanilla, Ismael Jiménez-Estrada, Francisco Castelán, Margarita Martínez-Gómez
AIMS: To characterize the contractile properties of the bulbospongiosus (Bsm), isquiocavernosus (Ism), and pubococcygeus muscles (Pcm), and their involvement in the genesis of vaginal pressure in nulliparous and multiparous rabbits. METHODS: Age-matched nulliparous and multiparous rabbits were used to record the isometric contractile responses of each muscle as well as the intravaginal pressure evoked by single square electrical pulses and stimulation trains of ascending frequency...
May 24, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543090/association-of-pulse-pressure-with-left-ventricular-geometry-and-function-in-elderly-nonhypertensive-patients-with-diabetes-a-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Qingqing Wang, Kaibin Tan, Hongmei Xia, Yunhua Gao
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate and compare the left ventricular (LV) geometry and function in elderly nonhypertensive type 2 diabetic patients with normal (NPP, <60 mm Hg) and with high (HPP, ≥60 mmHg) 24-hour pulse pressure, and to explore the independent predictors of LV strain values in these patients. METHODS: A total of 76 elderly nonhypertensive type 2 diabetic patients with normal (≥55%) LV ejection fraction (LVEF) were included, 36 of whom had HPP...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543052/norepinephrine-reduces-arterial-compliance-less-than-phenylephrine-when-treating-general-anesthesia-induced-arterial-hypotension
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F Vallée, O Passouant, A Le Gall, J Joachim, J Mateo, A Mebazaa, E Gayat
INTRODUCTION: During general anesthesia, arterial hypotension is frequent and may be an important contributor to perioperative morbidity. We assessed the effect of a 5 μg bolus of Norepinephrine (NA) when compared with 50 μg bolus of Phenylephrine (PE) administered to treat hypotension during maintenance anesthesia, on MAP, derived cardiac output and arterial stiffness parameters. METHODS: Patients scheduled for a neurosurgical procedure under general anesthesia were prospectively included...
May 22, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543041/the-added-value-of-cardiac-index-and-pulse-pressure-variation-monitoring-to-mean-arterial-pressure-guided-volume-therapy-in-moderate-risk-abdominal-surgery-coguide-a-pragmatic-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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J Stens, J-P Hering, C W P van der Hoeven, A Boom, H S Traast, L E Garmers, S A Loer, C Boer
There is disagreement regarding the benefits of goal-directed therapy in moderate-risk abdominal surgery. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that the addition of non-invasive cardiac index and pulse pressure variation monitoring to mean arterial pressure-based goal-directed therapy would reduce the incidence of postoperative complications in patients having moderate-risk abdominal surgery. In this pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial, we randomly allocated 244 patients by envelope drawing in a 1:1 fashion, stratified per centre...
May 25, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542469/biophysical-markers-of-the-peripheral-vasoconstriction-response-to-pain-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Patjanaporn Chalacheva, Maha Khaleel, John Sunwoo, Payal Shah, Jon A Detterich, Roberta M Kato, Wanwara Thuptimdang, Herbert J Meiselman, Richard Sposto, Jennie Tsao, John C Wood, Lonnie Zeltzer, Thomas D Coates, Michael C K Khoo
Painful vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC), a complication of sickle cell disease (SCD), occurs when sickled red blood cells obstruct flow in the microvasculature. We postulated that exaggerated sympathetically mediated vasoconstriction, endothelial dysfunction and the synergistic interaction between these two factors act together to reduce microvascular flow, promoting regional vaso-occlusions, setting the stage for VOC. We previously found that SCD subjects had stronger vasoconstriction response to pulses of heat-induced pain compared to controls but the relative degrees to which autonomic dysregulation, peripheral vascular dysfunction and their interaction are present in SCD remain unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542290/new-paradigm-for-auditory-paired-pulse-suppression
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Nobuyuki Takeuchi, Shunsuke Sugiyama, Koji Inui, Kousuke Kanemoto, Makoto Nishihara
Sensory gating is a mechanism of sensory processing used to prevent an overflow of irrelevant information, with some indexes, such as prepulse inhibition (PPI) and P50 suppression, often utilized for its evaluation. In addition, those are clinically important for diseases such as schizophrenia. In the present study, we investigated long-latency paired-pulse suppression of change-related cortical responses using magnetoencephalography. The test change-related response was evoked by an abrupt increase in sound pressure by 15 dB in a continuous sound composed of a train of 25-ms pure tones at 65 dB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541911/robust-sensing-of-distal-pulse-waveforms-on-a-modified-weighing-scale-for-ubiquitous-pulse-transit-time-measurement
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Andrew M Carek, Omer T Inan
The measurement of aortic pulse transit time (PTT), the time for the arterial pulse wave to travel from the carotid to the femoral artery, can provide valuable insight into cardiovascular health, specifically regarding arterial stiffness and blood pressure (BP). To measure aortic PTT, both proximal and distal arterial pulse timings are required. Recently, our group has demonstrated that the ballistocardiogram signal measured on a modified weighing scale can provide an unobtrusive, yet accurate, means of obtaining a proximal timing reference; however, there are no convenient, reliable methods to extract the distal timing from a subject standing on the modified weighing scale...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541891/critical-closing-pressure-during-controlled-increase-in-intracranial-pressure-comparison-of-three-methods
#17
Katarzyna Kaczmarska, Magdalena Kasprowicz, Agnieszka Uryga, Leanne Calviello, Georgios Varsos, Zofia Czosnyka, Marek Czosnyka
Critical closing pressure (CrCP) is the arterial blood pressure (ABP) threshold, below which small arterial vessels collapse and cerebral blood flow ceases. Here we aim to compare three methods for CrCPestimation in scenario of a controlled increase in intracranial pressure (ICP), induced by infusion tests performed in patients with suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). METHODS: Computer recordings of directly-measured ICP, ABP and transcranial Doppler cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV), from 37 NPH patients undergoing infusion tests, were retrospectively analyzed...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541590/renal-denervation-interventional-radiofrequency-treatment-of-arterial-hypertension-two-years-follow-up
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Krzysztof Bartus, Jerzy Sadowski, Bogusław Kapelak, Radosław Litwinowicz, Jakub Podolec, Magdalena Bartus, Artur Dziewierz, Stanislaw Bartus, Wojciech Zajdel, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is one of the most common chronic disease in the Western World, affecting more than 25% of adult population. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess changes in arterial blood pressure (BP) levels in hypertensive patients, after ablation of nerve terminals in renal arteries using radiofrequency energy during 24 months follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty two patients with diagnosed resistant hypertension (20 men and 12 women) underwent percutaneous catheter-based renal denervation of nerve terminals in renal arteries wall...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540933/the-effect-of-high-altitude-on-central-blood-pressure-and-arterial-stiffness
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C J Boos, E Vincent, A Mellor, D R Woods, C New, R Cruttenden, M Barlow, M Cooke, K Deighton, P Scott, S Clarke, J O'Hara
Central arterial systolic blood pressure (SBP) and arterial stiffness are known to be better predictors of adverse cardiovascular outcomes than brachial SBP. The effect of progressive high altitude (HA) on these parameters has not been examined. Ninety healthy adults were included. Central BP and the augmentation index (AI) were measured at the level of the brachial artery (Uscom BP(+) device) at <200 m and at 3619, 4600 and 5140 m. The average age of the subjects (70% men) were 32.2±8.7 years. Compared with central arterial pressures, brachial SBP (+8...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540614/a-comparison-of-volume-clamp-method-based-continuous-noninvasive-cardiac-output-cnco-measurement-versus-intermittent-pulmonary-artery-thermodilution-in-postoperative-cardiothoracic-surgery-patients
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Julia Y Wagner, Annmarie Körner, Leonie Schulte-Uentrop, Mathias Kubik, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stefan Kluge, Daniel A Reuter, Bernd Saugel
The CNAP technology (CNSystems Medizintechnik AG, Graz, Austria) allows continuous noninvasive arterial pressure waveform recording based on the volume clamp method and estimation of cardiac output (CO) by pulse contour analysis. We compared CNAP-derived CO measurements (CNCO) with intermittent invasive CO measurements (pulmonary artery catheter; PAC-CO) in postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patients. In 51 intensive care unit patients after cardiothoracic surgery, we measured PAC-CO (criterion standard) and CNCO at three different time points...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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