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Femoral artery blood flow

Tatyana Merkulova-Rainon, Chris S Mantsounga, Dong Broquères-You, Cristina Pinto, José Vilar, Diana Cifuentes, Philippe Bonnin, Nathalie Kubis, Daniel Henrion, Jean-Sébastien Silvestre, Bernard I Lévy
The pathophysiology of sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains uncertain. Along with brain amyloid-β (Aβ) deposits and neurofibrillary tangles, cerebrovascular dysfunction is increasingly recognized as fundamental to the pathogenesis of AD. Using an experimental model of limb ischemia in transgenic APPPS1 mice, a model of AD (AD mice), we showed that microvascular impairment also extends to the peripheral vasculature in AD. At D70 following femoral ligation, we evidenced a significant decrease in cutaneous blood flow (- 29%, P < 0...
March 7, 2018: Angiogenesis
Mehmet Celer, Rasim Mogulkoc, Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci, Dervis Dasdelen
Ischemia-reperfusion leads to damage in cell or tissue due to insufficient blood flow. The aim of present study was to determine the effect of zinc, melatonin and zinc + melatonin supplementations during 3 weeks on muscle tissue and plasma MDA and GSH levels. This study was performed on 38 male Wistar-Albino rats. Experiments groups were designed as sham-control, ischemia-reperfusion (I/R), zinc + I/R, melatonin + I/R and zinc + melatonin + I/R Ischemia-reperfusion was induced by left femoral artery occlusion (1 hour) and reopening (1 hour)...
February 28, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Jaykrishna Singh, Gerd Brunner, Joel D Morrisett, Christie M Ballantyne, Alan B Lumsden, Dipan J Shah, Paolo Decuzzi
Background and Aims: MRI-based hemodynamics have been applied to study the relationship between time-averaged wall shear stresses (TAWSS), oscillatory shear index (OSI) and atherosclerotic lesions in the coronary arteries, carotid artery, and human aorta. However, the role of TAWSS and OSI are poorly understood in lower extremity arteries. The aim of this work was to investigate the feasibility of hemodynamic assessment of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and we hypothesized that there is an association between TAWSS and OSI, respectively, and atherosclerotic burden expressed as the normalized wall index (NWI)...
2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Imaging & Visualization
A Namugowa, J Iputo, J Wandabwa, A Meeme, G A B Buga, S Abura, Y Y Stofile
Women with pre-eclampsia have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. The aim of the study was to establish the presence and pattern of arterial stiffness in women previously with pre-eclampsia from a semi-rural region of South Africa. This was a prospective longitudinal study which involved 36 previously pre-eclamptic women and 86 non-pregnant controls (NPC) who had a past history of non-complicated pregnancy. Maternal wave reflection (augmentation index) and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity were assessed noninvasively, using applanation tonometry with the SphygmoCor device...
February 23, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
Jonathan E Harms, Audrey J Stone, Marc P Kaufman
Patients with peripheral artery disease show an exaggerated pressor response to mild exercise, an effect attributable to the exercise pressor reflex, whose afferent arm is comprised of the thinly myelinated group III and unmyelinated group IV afferents. Previously, we found that DAMGO, a μ opioid agonist injected into the femoral artery, attenuated the exaggerated exercise pressor reflex in rats with ligated femoral arteries, a preparation which simulates the blood flow patterns to muscle that is seen in patients with PAD...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
Igor A Fernandes, Marcos P Rocha, Monique O Campos, João D Mattos, Daniel E Mansur, Helena N M Rocha, Paulo A C Terra, Vinícius P Garcia, Natália G Rocha, Niels H Secher, Antonio C L Nóbrega
KEY POINTS: Hypoxaemia evokes a repertoire of homeostatic adjustments that maintain oxygen supply to organs and tissues including the brain and skeletal muscles. Because hypertensive patients have impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation and an increased sympathetic response to arterial oxygen desaturation, we investigated whether hypertension impairs isocapnic hypoxia-induced cerebral and skeletal muscle hyperaemia to an extent that limits oxygen supply. In middle-aged hypertensive men, vertebral and femoral artery blood flow do not increase in response to isocapnic hypoxia, limiting brain and peripheral hyperaemia and oxygen supply...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Physiology
Maureen S Oldach, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Ingrid M Balsa, Ehren M McLarty, Kyle A Wakeman, Kathryn L Phillips, Juhana Honkavaara, Lance C Visser, Joshua A Stern
A cat was evaluated for an acute-onset of right pelvic limb paresis. Thoracic radiographs revealed normal cardiac size and tortuous pulmonary arteries. Abdominal ultrasound identified a heartworm (HW) extending from the caudal abdominal aorta into the right external iliac artery and right femoral artery. The cat was HW-antigen positive. Echocardiography revealed a HW within the right branch of the main pulmonary artery and evidence of pulmonary hypertension. An agitated-saline contrast echocardiogram revealed a small right to left intracardiac shunt at the level of the atria...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Jihong Xing, Jian Lu, Jiahao Liu, Jianhua Li
The exercise pressor reflex is amplified in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and in an experimental PAD model of rats induced by femoral artery occlusion. Heightened blood pressure worsens the restricted blood flow directed to the limbs in this disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the role played by muscle oxidative stress in regulating the augmented pressor response to static exercise in PAD. We hypothesized that limb ischemia impairs muscle superoxide dismutase (SOD) thereby leading to abnormal autonomic responsiveness observed in PAD animals, and a chronic compensation of SOD for anti-oxidation improves the exaggerated exercise pressor reflex...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Walaa H Ibrahim, Ahmad B Ahmad, Noha G Sayed
We aimed to study the association of fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) as a novel cardiovascular risk factor with Doppler pulse wave velocity (PWV) as an arterial stiffness measuring tool in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We conducted a cross-sectional study in which blood samples from 86 HD patients were obtained to estimate FGF 23 and other parameters. Flow waveforms were obtained at two locations within right common carotid artery, and right femoral artery by Doppler ultrasound with ECG recorded in addition...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Duarte Rego, Paulo Almeida, Paulo Soares, Rui Almeida
INTRODUCTION: Celiac artery (CA) occlusions/stenosis are infrequently associated with liver ischemia due to its unique vascularization where portal vein provides about 75% of liver's perfusion. Collateral flow from gastroduodenal artery also provides, in most cases, enough blood supply to prevent ischemic hepatitis. In cases where these collateral pathways are compromised severe liver ischemia can occur. METHODS: We present a case of acute mesenteric ischemia following gastric surgery that was treated with a hybrid retrograde CA stenting...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Cheng Shi Chen, Sohee Park, Ji Hoon Shin, Yasir Nouri, Jong-Woo Kim, Hyun-Ki Yoon, Gi-Young Ko
Background Endovascular treatment has become a significant therapeutic option for the management of intractable bleeding in gynecologic malignancies. However, the endovascular treatment types were almost never mentioned when active bleeding from different arteries was identified. Purpose To present angiographic details and evaluate clinical efficacy of endovascular treatments to control active vaginal bleeding in uterine cervical cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. Material and Methods In this retrospective study, six, consecutive cervical cancer patients treated with radiotherapy who underwent endovascular treatment for active vaginal bleeding were included...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
Lisa R Hoving, Margreet R de Vries, Rob C M de Jong, Saeed Katiraei, Amanda Pronk, Paul H A Quax, Vanessa van Harmelen, Ko Willems van Dijk
The prebiotic inulin has proven effective at lowering inflammation and plasma lipid levels. As atherosclerosis is provoked by both inflammation and hyperlipidemia, we aimed to determine the effect of inulin supplementation on atherosclerosis development in hypercholesterolemic APOE*3-Leiden (E3L) mice. Male E3L mice were fed a high-cholesterol (1%) diet, supplemented with or without 10% inulin for 5 weeks. At week 3, a non-constrictive cuff was placed around the right femoral artery to induce accelerated atherosclerosis...
February 3, 2018: Nutrients
T Dias, M Patabendige,, R P Herath, T I Garvik, F Liland, S Arulkumaran
Introduction: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) accounts for a high proportion of maternal mortality and morbidity throughout the world. A uterine compression belt which has been developed recently represents a very low tech, low cost solution in managing postpartum haemorrhage. Objectives: To evaluate the blood flow changes in pelvic vessels following application of the postpartum haemorrhage compression belt (Laerdal Global Health, Stavanger, Norway). Methods: The sample included healthy postpartum women within 6 hours of vaginal delivery...
December 26, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
Marta Rojek, Marek Rajzer, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, Jerzy Gąsowski, Tomasz Pizoń, Danuta Czarnecka
Left atrial enlargement (LAE) is a risk factor for cardiovascular complications and death. In hypertensive patients, LAE is usually due to left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction. We aimed to identify factors associated with LAE in patients with increased and normal left ventricular mass index (LVMI) with reference to pulsatile and steady components of blood pressure (BP).The study was carried out as a cross-sectional observation. In a group of inhabitants of suburban area of Cracow, Poland, we measured office, ambulatory and central BP, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), as well as echocardiographic indices and gathered anthropometric data, information on habits and relevant medical history...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yahan Liu, Zhipeng Wang, Jing Li, Yiqian Ban, Guangmei Mao, Man Zhang, Mo Wang, Yan Liu, Beilei Zhao, Qiang Shen, Qingbo Xu, Nanping Wang
BACKGROUND: As a monoamine neurotransmitter, 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) or serotonin modulates mood, appetite, and sleep. Besides, 5-HT also has important peripheral functions. 5-HT receptor 2B (5-HT2BR) plays a key role in cardiovascular diseases, such as pulmonary arterial hypertension and cardiac valve disease. Percutaneous intervention has been used to restore blood flow in occlusive vascular disease. However, restenosis remains a significant problem. Herein, we investigated the role of 5-HT2BR in neointimal hyperplasia, a key pathological process in restenosis...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Ilkka Heinonen, Robert Boushel, Ylva Hellsten, Kari Kalliokoski
The mechanisms that regulate bone blood flow (BBF) in humans are largely unknown. Animal studies suggest that nitric oxide (NO) could be involved and in the present study we investigated the effects of inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) alone and in combination with inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme, thus prostaglandin (PG) synthesis on femoral bone marrow blood flow by positron emission tomography in healthy young men at rest and during one leg dynamic exercise. In an additional group of healthy men, the role of adenosine (ADO) in the regulation of BBF during exercise was investigated by use of an adenosine receptor blocker (aminophylline)...
January 29, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Qiaohui Hu, Thomas J Nelson, Edward P Snelling, Roger S Seymour
The nutrient artery passes through the nutrient foramen on the shaft of the femur and supplies more than one-half of total blood flow to the bone. Assuming that the size of the nutrient foramen correlates with the size of the nutrient artery, an index of blood flow rate (Qi) can be calculated from nutrient foramen dimensions. Interspecific Qi is proportional to locomotor activity levels in adult mammals, birds and reptiles. However, no studies have yet estimated intraspecific Qi to test for the effects of growth and locomotor development on bone blood flow requirements...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
Katherine L Hayes, Louis M Messina, Lawrence M Schwartz, Jinglian Yan, Amy S Burnside, Sarah Witkowski
Peripheral artery disease is an atherosclerotic occlusive disease that causes limb ischemia and has few effective non-interventional treatments. Stem cell therapy is promising, but concomitant diabetes may limit its effectiveness. We evaluated the therapeutic potential of skeletal muscle pericytes to augment postischemic neovascularization in wild type and type 2 diabetic (T2DM) mice. Wild type C57BL/6J and leptin receptor spontaneous mutation db/db T2DM mice underwent unilateral femoral artery excision to induce limb ischemia...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Fabio Cattaneo, Albino Carrizzo, Roberta Paolillo, Nicola Boccella, Mariateresa Ambrosio, Antonio Damato, Gianluigi Pironti, Anna Franzone, Giusi Russo, Fabio Magliulo, Marinella Pirozzi, Marianna Storto, Michele Madonna, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Valentina Trimarco, Laura Rinaldi, Massimiliano De Lucia, Corrado Garbi, Antonio Feliciello, Giovanni Esposito, Carmine Vecchione, Cinzia Perrino
MitoAKAPs (mitochondrial A kinase anchoring proteins), encoded by the Akap1 gene, regulate multiple cellular processes governing mitochondrial homeostasis and cell viability. Although mitochondrial alterations have been associated to endothelial dysfunction, the role of mitoAKAPs in the vasculature is currently unknown. To test this, postischemic neovascularization, vascular function, and arterial blood pressure were analyzed in Akap1 knockout mice (Akap1-/- ) and their wild-type (wt) littermates. Primary cultures of aortic endothelial cells (ECs) were also obtained from Akap1-/- and wt mice, and ECs migration, proliferation, survival, and capillary-like network formation were analyzed under different experimental conditions...
January 15, 2018: Hypertension
Jinbum Kang, Won Seuk Jang, Yangmo Yoo
Ultrafast compound Doppler imaging based on plane-wave excitation (UCDI) can be used to evaluate cardiovascular diseases using high frame rates. In particular, it provides a fully quantifiable flow analysis over a large region of interest with high spatio-temporal resolution. However, the pulse-repetition frequency (PRF) in the UCDI method is limited for high-velocity flow imaging since it leverages between the number of plane-wave angles (<i>N</i>) and acquisition time. In this paper, we present high PRF ultrafast sliding compound Doppler imaging method (HUSDI) to improve quantitative flow analysis...
January 15, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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