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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731594/duplex-doppler-sonographic-assessment-of-the-superior-mesenteric-artery-in-patients-with-mesenteric-panniculitis
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Berat Acu, Mehmet Emrah Güven, Mehmet Ali Kaptan, Çiğdem Öztunalı, Erkan Gökçe, Murat Beyhan, Taylan Kara
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine how the hemodynamic parameters of the superior mesenteric artery are affected in mesenteric panniculitis. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with a diagnosis of mesenteric panniculitis on computed tomography were evaluated with duplex Doppler sonography. The control group consisted 20 asymptomatic volunteers. The peak systolic velocity, end-diastolic velocity (EDV), resistive index (RI), pulsatility index (PI), blood flow volume, and body mass index were measured in the group of patients with mesenteric panniculitis, and the findings were compared with those of the control group...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717121/impact-of-doppler-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-therapy-control-of-lienalis-steal-syndrome-after-liver-transplantation
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Eva M Teegen, Timm Denecke, Rosa B Schmuck, Robert Öllinger, Dominik Geisel, Johann Pratschke, Sascha S Chopra
BACKGROUND Lienalis steal syndrome is a rare complication after orthotopic liver transplantation leading to severe complications. Routine duplex sonography allows early and safe detection of lienalis steal syndrome and secondarily helps to monitor the outcome by evaluating the hemodynamics. MATERIAL AND METHODS This analysis included eight patients who after orthotopic liver transplantation needed splenic artery embolization due to lienalis steal syndrome. Lienalis steal syndrome was assumed in case of elevated transaminases, bilirubinemia or persistent ascites, and the absence of further pathologies...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708210/particle-image-velocimetry-tests-on-pediatric-45-cc-and-30-cc-ventricle-assist-devices-effects-of-heart-rate-on-vad-operation
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Dariusz Witkowski, Damian Obidowski, Piotr Reorowicz, Daniel Jodko, Krzysztof Jozwik
BACKGROUND: This study investigated flow analysis inside pediatric ventricle assist devices (VADs) designed and manufactured at the Foundation for Cardiac Surgery Development (FRK), Zabrze, Poland. The main goal of the experiment was to define the minimal heart rate admissible in clinical practice. METHODS: The flow was directed by mechanical, single-disc valves developed at the Lodz University of Technology, Institute of Turbomachinery in Lodz, Poland. VAD operation conditions under different heart rates were analyzed...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704516/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-transverse-sinus-hypoplasia-using-flow-profiles-of-the-internal-jugular-vein
#4
A-Ching Chao, Ke Han, Feng-Chi Chang, Hung-Yi Hsu, Chih-Ping Chung, Wen-Yung Sheng, Lung Chan, Jiang Wu, Han-Hwa Hu
Accurate diagnosis of subtypes of transverse sinus (TS) hypoplasia requires more expensive methods like magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. We hypothesized ultrasound findings of the internal jugular vein (IJV) can be surrogate indicators for diagnosis of TS hypoplasia. MR images were reviewed in 131 subjects to evaluate TS diameter and the location and degree of venous flow stenosis and obstruction. Ultrasound parameters including the cross-sectional lumen area (CSA), time-average-mean velocity (TAMV), and flow volume (FV) at each IJV segment were also evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678314/lung-characteristics-in-elderly-males-and-females-patients-with-copd-differences-and-optimal-use-of-dry-powder-inhalers-dpis
#5
C Terzano, F Oriolo
OBJECTIVE: We have measured peak inspiratory flow (PIF), inspiratory capacity (IC), maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP) and other functional parameters in COPD patients to investigate which PIF's patients generate with maximal effort, through three different resistances, representing Diskus, Nexthaler and Turbuhaler. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty patients with COPD were enrolled in this study. All patients were examined: pulmonary function tests, including flow/volume spirometry and N2-wash out, were conducted...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668430/pixel-wise-derivation-of-pulmonary-regurgitation-index-could-influence-clinical-decision-a-phase-contrast-mr-imaging-study-on-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Pei-Hsin Wu, Hsiao-Wen Chung, Ming-Ting Wu, Cheng-Wen Ko
PURPOSE: Regurgitant fraction (RF) measured from 2D phase-contrast MRI has been used as a standard to quantitate the degree of pulmonary regurgitation and serves as a determinant indicator of prognosis for tetralogy of Fallot after surgical repair. This study demonstrated the potential underestimate of RF using the conventional definition and its impact on clinical decision when backward flow occurred during systolic periods. METHODS: Quantitative flow parameters, including forward flow volume (FFV), backward flow volume (BFV), and RF were estimated by two approaches: One derived from conventional ROI-averaged curve (bulk quantity) and the other in a pixel-wise manner to spatially reflect inhomogeneous flow profile (pixel-wise quantity)...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656716/the-effects-of-chronic-smoking-on-total-cerebral-blood-volume-measured-by-carotid-and-vertebral-artery-doppler-ultrasonography
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Melike E Kalfaoglu, Mustafa Hızal, Aysu Kiyan, Kamil Gurel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of chronic cigarette smoking on total cerebral blood flow in healthy adults by Doppler ultrasonography (US). METHODS: We evaluated 50 smoker (median age 29) and 50 nonsmoker (median age 28) healthy, 20- to 40-year-old subjects without any cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Peak systolic maximal blood flow velocity (PSV), end-diastolic maximal blood flow velocity (EDV), time-averaged mean blood flow velocity (TAMV), resistance index (RI), and pulsatility index (PI) were measured in the left and right carotid and vertebral arteries, and total cerebral blood flow volume was calculated...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640394/in-scan-and-scan-rescan-assessment-of-lv-in-and-outflow-volumes-by-4d-flow-mri-versus-2d-planimetry
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Vivian P Kamphuis, Roel L F van der Palen, Patrick J H de Koning, Mohammed S M Elbaz, Rob J van der Geest, Albert de Roos, Arno A W Roest, Jos J M Westenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the in-scan and scan-rescan consistency of left ventricular (LV) in- and outflow assessment from 1) 2D planimetry; 2) 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with retrospective valve tracking, and 3) 4D flow MRI with particle tracing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers (age 27 ± 3 years) underwent multislice cine short-axis planimetry and whole-heart 4D flow MRI on a 3T MRI scanner twice with repositioning between the scans...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591188/a-constrained-multinomial-probit-route-choice-model-in-the-metro-network-formulation-estimation-and-application
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Yongsheng Zhang, Enjian Yao, Heng Wei, Kangning Zheng
Considering that metro network expansion brings us with more alternative routes, it is attractive to integrate the impacts of routes set and the interdependency among alternative routes on route choice probability into route choice modeling. Therefore, the formulation, estimation and application of a constrained multinomial probit (CMNP) route choice model in the metro network are carried out in this paper. The utility function is formulated as three components: the compensatory component is a function of influencing factors; the non-compensatory component measures the impacts of routes set on utility; following a multivariate normal distribution, the covariance of error component is structured into three parts, representing the correlation among routes, the transfer variance of route, and the unobserved variance respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587731/prediction-of-clinical-outcome-using-blood-flow-volume-in-the-superior-mesenteric-artery-in-patients-with-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-treated-by-cytoreductive-surgery
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A Dohan, M Barral, C Eveno, R Lo Dico, R Kaci, A Pasteur-Rousseau, P Soyer, M Pocard, P Bonnin
BACKGROUND: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare carcinomatosis limited to the peritoneal cavity, mainly supplied by the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). The only curative treatment is cytoreductive surgery (CRS) associated with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. This study aimed to evaluate the ability of blood flow volume (BFV) recorded in the SMA using Doppler ultrasonography pre-operatively to predict the extent and resectability of the disease and post-operatively to assess clinical outcome...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583026/a-prolonged-antibiotic-protocol-to-treat-persistent-chlamydophila-pneumoniae-infection-improves-the-extracranial-venous-circulation-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Paul Thibault, John Attia, Chris Oldmeadow
Objective Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is a condition associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). One mechanism that has been proposed is that the venous obstructions found in MS are due to a chronic persistent venulitis caused by the intra-cellular bacterial parasite, Chlamydophila pneumoniae (Cpn). The objective of the current study is to determine the effect of a combined antibiotic protocol (CAP) on the venous flow in MS patients as measured by a quantitative duplex ultrasound examination (QDUS)...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559470/flow-decay-a-novel-spirometric-index-to-quantify-dynamic-airway-resistance
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Anita Oh, Tessa A Morris, Isaac T Yoshii, Timothy A Morris
BACKGROUND: Dynamic airway resistance from obstructive disease causes a concavity in the mid-expiratory portion of the spirometric flow-volume loop. We developed a simple model to measure the exponential decay in air flow during forced exhalation to quantify the extent of dynamic airway obstruction and facilitate the detection of obstructive airway diseases clinically. METHODS: We calculated flow decay as the slope of volume versus ln(1/flow) in mid-exhalation. We derived the normal range in a derivation group of healthy volunteers in whom spirometry had been performed repeatedly...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530848/splanchnic-thoracoabdominal-and-cerebral-blood-flow-volumes-in-healthy-children-and-young-adults-in-fasting-and-postprandial-states-determining-reference-ranges-by-using-phase-contrast-mr-imaging
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Prakash Muthusami, Shi-Joon Yoo, Rajiv Chaturvedi, Navjot Gill, Jonathan Windram, Daryl Schantz, Milan Prsa, Pablo Caro-Dominguez, Mike Seed, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Simon C Ling, Govind B Chavhan
Purpose To estimate reference ranges for blood flow volume (BFV) in major splanchnic, thoracoabdominal, and neck vessels by using phase-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in children and young adults in fasting and postprandial states. Materials and Methods In this institutional research ethics board-approved prospective study, healthy volunteers underwent phase-contrast MR imaging in a fasting state and again after a standardized meal. BFV values were reported as medians and ranges, and postmeal to premeal BFV ratios were calculated...
May 22, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497191/evaluation-of-the-coronary-circulation-and-calcification-in-children-on-regular-hemodialysis
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Mohammed Al-Biltagi, Maher Ahmed Abd ElHafez, Doaa Mohamed El Amrousy, Mohamed El-Gamasy, Hesham El-Serogy
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the coronary circulation and calcification in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis. METHODS: A total of 50 children with ESRD and 50 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Cardiac functions and coronary blood flow were evaluated with conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) was evaluated using high-resolution multidetector computed tomography (CT)...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490201/a-comparison-of-haemodynamics-between-subcranial-intracranial-bypass-and-the-traditional-extracranial-intracranial-bypass
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Zaitao Yu, Yang Yang, Xiang'en Shi, Hai Qian, Fangjun Liu
BACKGROUND: Ischemic cerebrovascular diseases are traditionally treated using an extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass. The use of the internal maxillary artery (IMA) in the subcranial-intracranial (SC-IC) bypass was recently described as an alternative treatment. However, the haemodynamics of this new approach have not been defined. METHODS: The haemodynamic parameters (flow volume [FV], internal diameter [ID], time-averaged mean velocity [TAM], pulsatility index [PI] and resistance index [RI]) of the IMA-radial artery graft (RAG)-middle cerebral artery (MCA) (n = 12) bypass and superficial temporal artery (STA)-MCA bypass (n = 18) were measured using intraoperative duplex ultrasonography and compared...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488322/impact-of-the-genetic-variants-of-glcci1-on-clinical-features-of-asthmatic-patients
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Shinji Chiba, Yutaka Nakamura, Tomoki Mizuno, Kazuyuki Abe, Yosuke Horii, Hiromi Nagashima, Nobuhito Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kanno, Tatsuo Tanita, Kohei Yamauchi
BACKGROUND: Several gene variants are associated with a response to an inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) treatment in patients with bronchial asthma. A variant of the glucocorticoid-induced transcript 1 (GLCCI1) genes has previously been associated with decreased lung function improvement upon treatment with ICSs in patients with bronchial asthma. Another report has also demonstrated that this genetic biomarker did not influence the change in flow volume in 1 second. However, no studies have considered the treatment content and the GLCCI1 variants...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425258/assessment-of-developmental-and-radiological-long-term-outcomeof-children-with-surgically-treated-midgut-volvulus
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Ahmet Murat Çakmak, Özlem Boybeyi Türer, Gülnur Göllü Bahadir, Bilge Türedi, Ufuk Ateş, Adalet Elçin Yildiz, Gönül Küçük, Ömer Suat Fitöz, Betül Ulukol, Mustafa Kemal Aslan, Tutku Soyer, Hüseyin Dindar
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim is to evaluate the long-term outcome of asymptomatic patients who underwent surgical correction for midgut volvulus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients managed surgically for midgut volvulus in the last 3 years were included. Demographic features, symptoms at presentation, diagnoses, surgical procedures, and complications were recorded. Patients were then contacted for follow-up and evaluation of long-term outcomes. General physical conditions, anthropometric parameters, feeding habits, and defecation histories were evaluated...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416375/automatic-and-manual-doppler-velocimetry-measurements-of-the-uterine-artery-in-pregnant-ewes
#18
Renato Travassos Beltrame, Lucas Buss Littig, Carolina Covre, Amanda de Barros Martins, Celia Raquel Quirino, R L D Costa
We aimed to compare measurements of speed and blood flow parameters obtained manually and automatically in the uterine arteries of pregnant ewes. Eighteen Santa Inês ewes, confirmed to be pregnant, were followed every 2 weeks until parturition. The systolic peak (PS), end diastolic velocity (ED), maximum and average speed in the cardiac cycle (TAMAX and TAMEAN, respectively), pulsatility index (PI), resistance index (RI) and the systole/diastole (S/D) ratio and body flow volume (BFV) was measured. We began the wave evaluation automatically, then the observer manually marked the beginning and end of the wave...
March 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415162/value-of-doppler-evaluation-of-physically-abnormal-fistula-hemodynamic-guidelines-and-access-outcomes
#19
Seong Cho, Yu-Ji Lee, Sung-Rok Kim
Background/Aims: The strategy of access care at out center involves the use of ultrasound (USG) in case of physical examination (PE) abnormality. USG determines the need of angiography. This study investigated the possible association between the need for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and hemodynamic parameters of USG. The study also assessed the effects of this monitoring strategy on outcomes in comparison with a historical control. Methods: A retrospective study of the medical records of 127 patients (65 PTA, 62 non-PTA) was conducted...
April 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413406/a-change-in-ocular-circulation-after-photocoagulation-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-a-neonate
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Tadashi Matsumoto, Takashi Itokawa, Tomoaki Shiba, Kotaro Hine, Yuichi Hori
BACKGROUND: The dilation of veins and tortuosity of arteries that occur in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) are improved by therapy, and thus posttherapy changes in ocular circulation are also conceivable. We report a case of ROP in which we were able to measure the ocular circulation before and after photocoagulation therapy, using a laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) system that is modified for neonates. CASE REPORT: A female infant was born at 25 weeks' gestation with a birth weight of 808 g...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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