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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911329/comparison-of-model-based-indices-of%C3%A2-cerebral-autoregulation-and-vasomotor-reactivity-using-transcranial-doppler-versus-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in%C3%A2-patients-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Vasilis Z Marmarelis, Dae C Shin, Takashi Tarumi, Rong Zhang
We recently introduced model-based "physiomarkers" of dynamic cerebral autoregulation and CO2 vasomotor reactivity as an aid for diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) [1], where significant impairment of dynamic vasomotor reactivity (DVR) was observed in early-stage AD patients relative to age-matched controls. Milder impairment of DVR was shown in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using the same approach in a subsequent study [2]. The advocated approach utilizes subject-specific data-based models of cerebral hemodynamics to quantify the dynamic effects of resting-state changes in arterial blood pressure and end-tidal CO2 (the putative inputs) upon cerebral blood flow velocity (the putative output) measured at the middle cerebral artery via transcranial Doppler (TCD)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890483/a-23-year-experience-with-laparoscopic-common-bile-duct-exploration
#2
Silvia Quaresima, Andrea Balla, Mario Guerrieri, Roberto Campagnacci, Emanuele Lezoche, Alessandro M Paganini
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is as effective as two-stage endo-laparoscopic treatment, but with shorter hospital stay, lower cost and recurrent stone rate. Aim of this paper was to report the authors' experience with LCBDE during LC. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent LCBDE for ductal stones was performed. Recurrent stones were defined as CBD stones detected beyond 6 months from the procedure...
November 24, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880813/transcranial-doppler-based-surrogates-for-cerebral-blood-flow-a-statistical-study
#3
Joseph Hart, Vera Novak, Charles Saunders, Pierre A Gremaud
It is commonly assumed that perfusion in a given cerebral territory can be inferred from Blood Flow Velocity (BFV) measurements in the corresponding stem artery. In order to test this hypothesis, we construct a cerebral blood flow (CBF) estimator based on transcranial Doppler (TCD) blood flow velocity and ten other easily available patient characteristics and clinical parameters. A total of 261 measurements were collected from 88 older patients. The estimator is based on local regression (Random Forest). Its performance is analyzed against baseline CBF from 3-D pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866915/trends-in-transcranial-doppler-monitoring-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-10-year-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample
#4
Gyanendra Kumar, Karen C Albright, John P Donnelly, Angela Hays Shapshak, Mark R Harrigan
BACKGROUND: Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is endorsed by national guidelines for use in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) for surveillance of cerebral vasospasm (CV). However, nationwide data on utilization of TCD for CV detection and monitoring in aSAH are lacking. METHODS: Analysis of nationwide trends in TCD prevalence was performed using Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data from 2002 to 2011. Raw counts were converted into weighted counts, which were used to generate national estimates...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837189/middle-cerebral-artery-diameter-changes-during-rhythmic-handgrip-exercise-in-humans
#5
J Verbree, Agt Bronzwaer, M A van Buchem, Mjap Daemen, J J van Lieshout, Mjp van Osch
Transcranial Doppler (TCD) sonography is a frequently employed technique for quantifying cerebral blood flow by assuming a constant arterial diameter. Given that exercise increases arterial pressure by sympathetic activation, we hypothesized that exercise might induce a change in the diameter of large cerebral arteries. Middle cerebral artery (MCA) cross-sectional area was assessed in response to handgrip exercise by direct magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) observations. Twenty healthy subjects (11 female) performed three 5 min bouts of rhythmic handgrip exercise at 60% maximum voluntary contraction, alternated with 5 min of rest...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823712/sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-patent-foramen-ovale-a-dangerous-association-in-ischemic-stroke
#6
Silvia Tur, Mónica de la Peña, Bárbara Vives, Ana Belén Martínez, Arantza Gorospe, Inés Legarda, Maria José Torres, Carmen Jiménez, Joan B Soriano
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) might be related to the pathogenesis of cryptogenic stroke (CS). We aimed to determine the prevalence of SAS in patients with cryptogenic stroke and PFO. METHODS: This is a prospective case-control study in which we included ischemic stroke patients consecutively admitted to our hospital's Acute Stroke Unit. Contrast transcranial Doppler (c-TCD) and sleep polygraphy within the first 72 h after stroke onset were performed to detect PFO and SAS...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819688/allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-in-patients-with-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome-a-retrospective-analysis-on-behalf-of-the-chronic-malignancy-working-party-of-the-ebmt
#7
M Robin, R Porcher, W Zinke-Cerwenka, A van Biezen, L Volin, G Mufti, C Craddock, J Finke, C Richard, J Passweg, A Peniket, J Maertens, G Sucak, T Gedde-Dahl, A Vitek, A Nagler, D Blaise, D Beelen, N Maillard, R Schwerdtfeger, T de Witte, N Kroger
We report a retrospective analysis of 246 myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients in the EBMT (The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation) database who were transplanted for International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) low or intermediate-1 disease. The majority of these patients (76%) were reclassified as intermediate or higher risk according to R-IPSS. The 3-year overall survival (OS) and PFS were 58% and 54%, respectively. In a multivariate analysis, adverse risk factors for PFS were marrow blast percentage (hazard ratio (HR): 1...
November 7, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810458/effect-of-hyperoxia-on-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-and-regional-oxygen-saturation-in-patients-operated-upon-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-the-influence-of-cerebral-blood-flow-autoregulation
#8
Sarasa Sahoo, Veena Sheshadri, Kamath Sriganesh, K R Madhsudana Reddy, M Radhakrishnan, G S Umamaheswara Rao
BACKGROUND: The effect of normobaric hyperoxia on brain oxygenation in the presence or absence of intact autoregulation has not been studied till now in acute traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: In this prospective clinical investigation in fifty patients operated for severe TBI, cerebral blood flow (CBF) velocity in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) was measured using transcranial doppler (TCD). Regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) using near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) at three different inspired oxygen fractions (FiO2 of 0...
October 31, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807147/a-comparison-of-clostridium-difficile-ribotypes-circulating-in-australian-hospitals-and-communities
#9
Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Thomas V Riley, David L Paterson, Niki F Foster, Charlotte A Huber, Stacey Hong, Tiffany Harris-Brown, Jenny Robson, Archie C A Clements
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is becoming less exclusively a healthcare-associated (HA) infection. Community-associated (CA)-CDI has increased over the past decades. It has been postulated that asymptomatic toxigenic C. difficile (TCD)-colonised patients may play a role in the transfer of C. difficile between the hospital setting and the community. Thus, to investigate the relatedness of C. difficile across the hospital and community settings, we compared host and pathogen characteristics among symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in these two settings over a 3-year period...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783807/cerebral-vasomotor-reactivity-assessment-using-transcranial-doppler-and-mri-with-apnea-test
#10
C R Campos Herrera, G C Beltramini, W M Avelar, F O Lima, L M Li
Differently from previous studies that used Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and functional MRI (fMRI) for cerebral vasomotor reactivity (CVR) assessment in patients with carotid stenosis (CS), we assessed CVR using an identical stimulus, the Breath-Holding Test (BHT). We included 15 patients with CS and 7 age-matched controls to verify whether fMRI responded differently to BHT between groups and to calculate the agreement rate between tests. For TCD, impaired CVR was defined when the mean percentage increase on middle cerebral artery velocities was ≤31% on 3 consecutive 30-s apnea intercalated by 4-min normal breathing intervals...
October 24, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770164/diffusion-weighted-endorectal-mr-imaging-at-3t-for-prostate-cancer-correlation-with-tumor-cell-density-and-percentage-gleason-pattern-on-whole-mount-pathology
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Daniel I Glazer, Elmira Hassanzadeh, Andriy Fedorov, Olutayo I Olubiyi, Shayna S Goldberger, Tobias Penzkofer, Trevor A Flood, Paul Masry, Robert V Mulkern, Michelle S Hirsch, Clare M Tempany, Fiona M Fennessy
OBJECTIVE: To determine if tumor cell density and percentage of Gleason pattern within an outlined volumetric tumor region of interest (TROI) on whole-mount pathology (WMP) correlate with apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values on corresponding TROIs outlined on pre-operative MRI. METHODS: Men with biopsy-proven prostate adenocarcinoma undergoing multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) prior to prostatectomy were consented to this prospective study. WMP and mpMRI images were viewed using 3D Slicer and each TROI from WMP was contoured on the high b-value ADC maps (b0, 1400)...
October 22, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764837/effect-of-age-on-transcranial-doppler-velocities-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#12
Ivan R Da Silva, Joao A Gomes, Ari Wachsman, Gabriel Rodriguez de Freitas, Jose Javier Provencio
BACKGROUND: It is not well understood whether age impacts transcranial Doppler (TCD) mean flow velocities (MFVs) in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) with or without delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). The aim of our study was to analyze the behavior of TCD MFV during the first 7 days after SAH in patients of different ages and correlate them with the occurrence of DCI. METHODS: This study is a databank analysis of patients with SAH admitted between 2010 and 2012 in a single center...
2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763470/maintaining-high-level-of-care-at-satellite-sickle-cell-clinics
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Jennifer Hamm, Lee Hilliard, Thomas Howard, Jeffrey Lebensburger
Traveling to and from university-based clinics is a major health care barrier for children with sickle cell disease in Alabama. To reduce this barrier, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) developed satellite clinics. This study seeks to determine if these satellite clinics provide a similar level of comprehensive care when compared with the university-based clinic using four surrogate markers: 1) attendance rates, 2) percentage of patients on hydroxyurea, 3) percentage of screening MRIs obtained, and 4) percentage of transcranial dopplers (TCD) completed...
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757739/cerebral-hemodynamics-in-sepsis-assessed-by-transcranial-doppler-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel Silva de Azevedo, Angela Salomao Macedo Salinet, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu, Ricardo de Carvalho Nogueira
Cerebral microcirculation is gradually compromised during sepsis, with significant reductions in the function of capillaries and blood perfusion in small vessels. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) has been used to assess cerebral circulation in a typical clinical setting. This study was to systematically review TCD studies, assess their methodological quality, and identify trends that can be associated with the temporal evolution of sepsis and its clinical outcome. A meta-analysis of systematic reviews was conducted according to the PRISMA statement...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723828/role-of-transcranial-doppler-in-the-evaluation-of-vasculopathy-in-tuberculous-meningitis
#15
Mei-Ling Sharon Tai, Vijay K Sharma
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications are important causes of cerebral infarction in tuberculous meningitis (TBM).Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) is a non-invasive tool that can provide real-time information about cerebral hemodynamics. However, the literature on the role of TCD in the diagnosis or monitoring of vasculopathy associated with TBM is scarce. We explored the role of TCD in the diagnosis and monitoring of TBM-related vasculopathy of the major intracranial arteries...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721780/the-need-for-a-rational-approach-to-vasoconstrictive-syndromes-transcranial-doppler-and-calcium-channel-blockade-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
#16
Elisabeth B Marsh, Wendy C Ziai, Rafael H Llinas
INTRODUCTION: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) typically affects young patients and left untreated can result in hemorrhage or ischemic stroke. Though the disorder has been well characterized in the literature, the most appropriate way to diagnose, treat, and evaluate therapeutic response remains unclear. In previous studies, transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) has shown elevated velocities indicative of vasospasm. This imaging modality is noninvasive and inexpensive; an attractive option for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring if it is sensitive enough to detect changes in the acute setting given that RCVS often affects the distal vessels early in the course of disease...
May 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706129/pediatric-sickle-cell-disease-past-successes-and-future-challenges
#17
Emily Riehm Meier, Angeli Rampersad
Once a fatal disease of childhood, more than 95% of patients born today with sickle cell disease (SCD) in developed countries are expected to survive into adulthood, largely because of improvements in supportive and preventive care (newborn screening, penicillin prophylaxis, transcranial Doppler (TCD) screening). Hydroxyurea (HU) therapy, the only oral medication currently available to prevent SCD complications, has become more widespread over the past 20 years. The NHLBI recommends that HU be offered to all patients with HbSS beginning at nine months of age, and the recently published Abnormal TCD with Transfusions Changing to HU (TWiTCH) trial has shown HU as an acceptable alternative to transfusion therapy for patients at high risk of stroke...
October 5, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693818/correlation-of-homocysteine-with-cerebral-hemodynamic-abnormality-endothelial-dysfunction-markers-and-cognition-impairment-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Masoud Hatefi, Someyeh Behzadi, Masoud Moghadas Dastjerdi, Alireza Abootalebi Ghahnavieh, Asghar Rahmani, Fatemeh Madizadeh, Mohammad Reza Hafezi Ahmadi, Khairollah Asadollahi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess any correlation between serum levels of homocysteine (Hcy) with markers of cerebral hemodynamic, endothelial dysfunction and cognition impairment in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: By a cross-sectional study, all clinical data and serum levels of homocysteine of 85 TBI patients were collected. The pulsatility indices (PI) of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) were recorded by transcranial color-coded doppler ultrasonography (TCD) and cereberovascular reactivity (CVR)...
September 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665361/difference-in-transcranial-doppler-velocity-and-patient-age-between-proximal-and-distal-middle-cerebral-artery-vasospasms-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Misaki Kohama, Shinichiro Sugiyama, Kenichi Sato, Hidenori Endo, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Toshiki Endo, Makoto Ohta, Yasushi Matsumoto, Miki Fujimura, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is used to monitor cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but its diagnostic ability is reported to be limited. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the diagnosability of TCD and the localization of the vasospasm. METHODS: This retrospective study included 20 patients who presented with symptomatic vasospasm after SAH. All 20 patients underwent daily TCD examinations and cerebral angiography after the onset of delayed cerebral ischemia...
2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648174/prevalence-of-intracranial-artery-stenosis-in-iranian-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-using-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography
#20
Abdolhamid Shariat, Leila Niknam, Sadegh Izadi, Alireza Salehi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of intracranial artery stenosis in patients with acute ischemic stroke in Iran. METHODS: A total of 169 patients with acute ischemic stroke were eligible to participate and were enrolled in this study from January 2012 to February 2013. All the patients were admitted to the Nemazee ‎Hospital, affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. They underwent transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography...
July 6, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
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