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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319252/physiologic-reduction-of-hepatic-venous-blood-flow-by-the-valsalva-maneuver-decreases-liver-stiffness
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Selcan Ipek-Ugay, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Jürgen Braun, Thomas Fischer, Ingolf Sack
OBJECTIVES: Liver stiffness increases after intake of food or water, suggesting that hepatic venous blood flow affects the results of elastographic measurements. This study investigated the correlation between in vivo liver stiffness and hepatic blood flow using the Valsalva maneuver for reducing intrahepatic venous blood flow. METHODS: Intrahepatic changes in venous blood flow were assessed by sonography based on the pulsed wave Doppler velocity, vessel diameter assessment, and blood flow volume measurements in the portal vein and right hepatic vein...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288599/clinical-use-of-computational-modeling-for-surgical-planning-of-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis
#2
Michela Bozzetto, Stefano Rota, Valentina Vigo, Francesco Casucci, Carlo Lomonte, Walter Morale, Massimo Senatore, Luigi Tazza, Massimo Lodi, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Andrea Remuzzi
BACKGROUND: Autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis, but its creation is still a critical procedure. Physical examination, vascular mapping and doppler ultrasound (DUS) evaluation are recommended for AVF planning, but they can not provide direct indication on AVF outcome. We recently developed and validated in a clinical trial a patient-specific computational model to predict pre-operatively the blood flow volume (BFV) in AVF for different surgical configuration on the basis of demographic, clinical and DUS data...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273361/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-improves-carotid-and-vertebral-arterial-blood-flow-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-practical-role-of-orthostatic-stress-test
#3
Pawel Kleczyński, Pawel Petkow Dimitrow, Artur Dziewierz, Andrzej Surdacki, Dariusz Dudek
BACKGROUND: There are no data on the impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) on carotid and vertebral arterial blood flow. Our aim was to assess the effects of the orthostatic stress test on carotid and vertebral artery blood flow in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing TAVI. HYPOTHESIS: TAVI may have beneficial effect on carotid and vertebral artery flow in patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: Thirty carefully selected patients with severe AS undergoing TAVI were enrolled...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259372/-gas-tamponade-following-intraoperative-pneumothorax-on-a-single-lung-a-case-study
#4
S D El Jaouhari, O Mamane Nassirou, M Meziane, M Bensghir, C Haimeur
Intraoperative pneumothorax is a rare complication with a high risk of cardiorespiratory arrest by gas tamponade especially on a single lung. We report the case of a female patient aged 53 years who benefited from a left pneumonectomy on pulmonary tuberculosis sequelae. The patient presented early postoperative anemia with a left hemothorax requiring an emergency thoracotomy. In perioperative, the patient had a gas tamponade following a pneumothorax of the remaining lung, and the fate has been avoided by an exsufflation...
March 1, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247411/reversed-aqueductal-cerebrospinal-fluid-net-flow-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#5
L K Yin, J J Zheng, L Zhao, X Z Hao, X X Zhang, J Q Tian, K Zheng, Y M Yang
OBJECTIVES: The changes of CSF flow dynamics in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) are not fully elucidated. Most previous studies took the whole cardiac cycle as a unit. In this work, it is divided into systole and diastole phase and compared between iNPH patients and normal elderly and paid special attention to the change of netflow direction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty iNPH patients according to international guideline and twenty healthy volunteers were included in this study and examined by MRI...
March 1, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241312/changes-in-retinal-microcirculation-after-intravitreal-ranibizumab-injection-in-eyes-with-macular-edema-secondary-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion
#6
Marie Fukami, Takeshi Iwase, Kentaro Yamamoto, Hiroki Kaneko, Shunsuke Yasuda, Hiroko Terasaki
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of an intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) injection on the retinal microcirculation of eyes with macular edema secondary to a branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Methods: Twenty-six eyes of 26 patients with macular edema due to a BRVO that had received a single IVR injection (0.5 mg/0.05 mL) were studied. The retinal microcirculation was assessed by laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) using the mean blur rate (MBR) and relative flow volume (RFV)...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240794/phase-contrast-mr-flow-imaging-a-tool-to-determine-hepatic-hemodynamics-in-rats-with-a-healthy-fibrotic-or-cirrhotic-liver
#7
Denise Schaffner, Dominik von Elverfeldt, Peter Deibert, Adhara Lazaro, Irmgard Merfort, Lisa Lutz, Jakob Neubauer, Manfred W Baumstark, Wolfgang Kreisel, Wilfried Reichardt
PURPOSE: To test a magnetic resonance (MR) scanning protocol as a noninvasive tool to determine hepatic hemodynamics and to assess the degree of liver fibrosis in an animal model of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four male Wistar rats were studied. Thirty-nine received thioacetamide (TAA) in their drinking water for either 12 or 16 weeks. MR measurements were performed using flow-sensitive 2D phase-contrast MRI and a 9.4T preclinical scanner...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215686/transrectal-doppler-sonography-of-uterine-blood-flow-in-ewes-during-pregnancy
#8
Renato Travassos Beltrame, Carolina Covre, Lucas Buss Littig, Amanda de Barros Martins, Celia Raquel Quirino, Aylton Bartholazzi Junior, Ricardo Lopes Dias da Costa
In sheep, there is a lack of information on the behaviour of hemodynamic indices and parameters of blood flow velocity of the uterine artery during pregnancy, making it impossible to determine the real meaning of the values found and their probable relevance in normal physiological or pathological states. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the blood flow velocity parameters and hemodynamic indices of the uterine artery in ewes (18) during pregnancy (33). Based on non-invasive colour Doppler sonography, we evaluated the peak systolic velocity (PS), end diastolic velocity (ED), time-averaged maximum and minimum velocity in a cardiac cycle (TAMAX and TAMEAN), pulsatility index (PI), resistance index (RI), systolic/diastolic ratio (S/D), heart rate (HR), arterial diameter (AD) and the blood flow volume (BFV)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214133/dynamic-hyperinflation-in-patients-with-asthma-and-exercise-induced-bronchoconstriction
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Olga Mediano, Raquel Casitas, Carlos Villasante, Elisabet Martínez-Cerón, Raúl Galera, Ester Zamarrón, Francisco García-Río
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the behavior of operative lung volumes during exercise in patients with asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). OBJECTIVES: To compare the presence of dynamic hyperinflation (DH) in patients with mild asthma with and without EIB and in healthy individuals and to relate the changes in end-expiratory lung volume (EELV) with postexercise airflow reduction. METHODS: A total of 122 consecutive stable patients (>12 years of age) with mild asthma and 38 controls were studied...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212451/relationship-between-pre-anesthetic-and-intra-anesthetic-airway-resistance-in-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-observational-study
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Takamitsu Ikeda, Kanji Uchida, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Takahide Nagase, Koji Oba, Yoshitsugu Yamada
Surgery patients in Japan undergo routine spirometry testing prior to general anesthesia. The use of a flow sensor during general anesthesia has recently become common. However, it is not certain whether the information derived from flow-volume curves is being adequately used for mechanical ventilation management during general anesthesia. So far, there have been no attempts to calculate airway resistance using flow-volume curves. Therefore, we performed a prospective, observational study to investigate the relationship between pre-anesthetic and intra-anesthetic airway resistance in patients scheduled for surgery under general anesthesia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210495/reproducibility-of-pulmonary-blood-flow-measurements-by-phase-contrast-mri-using-different-1-5-t-mr-scanners-at-two-institutions
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Rin Iraha, Nanae Tsuchiya, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Tae Iwasawa, Sadayuki Murayama
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be beneficial for diagnosis of disease by offering quantitative information. However, reproducibility can be a major problem when there is a numerical threshold in multi-institution, multi-vendor situations. PURPOSE: To measure pulmonary blood flow with phase-contrast (PC) imaging using two different MR scanners (1.5 T) at different institutions in the same participants and to examine the reproducibility of the measurements...
January 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209433/surface-runoff-and-subsurface-tile-drain-losses-of-neonicotinoids-and-companion-herbicides-at-edge-of-field
#12
François Chrétien, Isabelle Giroux, Georges Thériault, Patrick Gagnon, Julie Corriveau
With their application as seed coatings, the use of neonicotinoid insecticides increased dramatically during the last decade. They are now frequently detected in aquatic ecosystems at concentrations susceptible to harm aquatic invertebrates at individual and population levels. This study intent was to document surface runoff and subsurface tile drain losses of two common neonicotinoids (thiamethoxam and clothianidin) compared to those of companion herbicides (atrazine, glyphosate, S-metolachlor and mesotrione) at the edge of a 22...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190974/avoiding-misdiagnosis-in-patients-with-dyspnea-and-wheezing-a-case-report-illustrating-the-clinical-implications-of-fixation-error
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Fabiano Di Marco, Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Dejan Radovanovic, Pierachille Santus
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a heterogeneous respiratory condition which can be mimicked by a wide range of pathologies including upper airways stenosis. The accurate diagnosis of asthma, as with other conditions, may be influenced by fixation errors, which are common in medicine and occur when a physician concentrates on only one element of a clinical case without considering other relevant aspects. Here we report a challenging case characterized by the contemporaneous presence of a common disease, asthma, together with a rare respiratory disease, idiopathic tracheal stenosis...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188705/design-construction-and-optimization-of-a-novel-modular-and-scalable-incubation-chamber-for-continuous-viral-inactivation
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Raquel Orozco, Linus Amarikwa, Stephanie Parker, Scott Godfrey, Lindsay Hernandez, Chinenye Wachuku, Ben Mai, Brian Song, Shashidhar Hoskatti, Jinkeng Asong, Marcus Fiadeiro, Parviz Shamlou, Cameron Bardliving, Jon Coffman
We designed, built or 3D printed, and screened tubular reactors that minimize axial dispersion to serve as incubation chambers for continuous virus inactivation of biological products. Empirical residence time distribution data were used to derive each tubular design's volume equivalent to a theoretical plate (VETP) values at a various process flow rates. One design, the Jig In a Box (JIB), yielded the lowest VETP, indicating optimal radial mixing and minimal axial dispersion. A minimum residence time (MRT) approach was employed, where the MRT is the minimum time the product spends in the tubular reactor...
February 11, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182566/measurement-of-tidal-breathing-flows-in-infants-using-impedance-pneumography
#15
Leo Pekka Malmberg, Ville-Pekka Seppä, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Kristiina Malmström, Merja Kajosaari, Anna S Pelkonen, Jari Viik, Mika J Mäkelä
Tidal breathing flow volume (TBFV) profiles have been used to characterise altered lung function. Impedance pneumography (IP) is a novel option for assessing TBFV curves noninvasively. The aim of this study was to extend the application of IP for infants and to estimate the agreement between IP and direct pneumotachograph (PNT) measurements in assessing tidal airflow and flow-derived indices.Tidal flow profiles were recorded for 1 min simultaneously with PNT and uncalibrated IP at baseline in 44 symptomatic infants, and after methacholine-induced bronchoconstriction in a subgroup (n=20)...
December 19, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159689/investigation-of-the-confounding-effects-of-vasculature-and-metabolism-on-computational-anatomy-studies
#16
C L Tardif, C J Steele, L Lampe, P-L Bazin, P Ragert, A Villringer, C J Gauthier
Computational anatomy studies typically use T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging contrast to look at local differences in cortical thickness or grey matter volume across time or subjects. This type of analysis is a powerful and non-invasive tool to probe anatomical changes associated with neurodevelopment, aging, disease or experience-induced plasticity. However, these comparisons could suffer from biases arising from vascular and metabolic subject- or time-dependent differences. Differences in blood flow and volume could be caused by vasodilation or differences in vascular density, and result in a larger signal contribution of the blood compartment within grey matter voxels...
February 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144465/incidence-rate-of-post-intubation-tracheal-stenosis-in-patients-admitted-to-five-intensive-care-units-in-iran
#17
Roya Farzanegan, Behrooz Farzanegan, Mahdi Zangi, Majid Golestani Eraghi, Shahram Noorbakhsh, Neda Doozandeh Tabarestani, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr
BACKGROUND: Tracheal stenosis is one of the worst complications associated with endotracheal intubation and it is the most common reason for reconstructive airway surgeries. Due to various local risk factors, the incidence rate of tracheal stenosis may vary in different countries. In order to estimate the incidence rate of post-intubation tracheal stenosis (PITS) in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), a follow-up study was planned. As there was no similar methodological model in the literature, a feasibility step was also designed to examine the whole project and to enhance the follow-up rate...
September 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123969/real-time-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-deep-venous-flow-during-muscular-exercise-preliminary-experience
#18
Arun Antony Joseph, Klaus-Dietmar Merboldt, Dirk Voit, Johannes Dahm, Jens Frahm
BACKGROUND: The accurate assessment of peripheral venous flow is important for the early diagnosis and treatment of disorders such as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) which is a major cause of post-thrombotic syndrome or even death due to pulmonary embolism. The aim of this work is to quantitatively determine blood flow in deep veins during rest and muscular exercise using a novel real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method for velocity-encoded phase-contrast (PC) MRI at high spatiotemporal resolution...
December 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116606/concentrations-of-select-dissolved-trace-elements-and-anthropogenic-organic-compounds-in-the-mississippi-river-and-major-tributaries-during-the-summer-of-2012-and-2013
#19
Derek D Bussan, Clifford A Ochs, Colin R Jackson, Tarun Anumol, Shane A Snyder, James V Cizdziel
The Mississippi River drainage basin includes the Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Arkansas rivers. These rivers drain areas with different physiography, population centers, and land use, with each contributing a different suites of metals and wastewater contaminants that can affect water quality. In July 2012, we determined 18 elements (Be, Rb, Sr, Cd, Cs, Ba, Tl, Pb, Mg, Al, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) in the five major tributaries and in the Upper Mississippi River. The following summer, we determined both trace elements and 25 trace organic compounds at 10 sites in a longitudinal study of the main stem of the Mississippi River from Grafton, Illinois to Natchez, Mississippi...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109009/using-flow-characteristics-in-three-dimensional-power-doppler-ultrasound-imaging-to-predict-complete-responses-in-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#20
Wei-Chung Shia, Yu-Len Huang, Hwa-Koon Wu, Dar-Ren Chen
OBJECTIVES: Strategies are needed for the identification of a poor response to treatment and determination of appropriate chemotherapy strategies for patients in the early stages of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. We hypothesize that power Doppler ultrasound imaging can provide useful information on predicting response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: The solid directional flow of vessels in breast tumors was used as a marker of pathologic complete responses (pCR) in patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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