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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231589/ultrasound-elastography-in-diffuse-and-focal-parotid-gland-lesions
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Naglaa Mansour, Benedikt Hofauer, Andreas Knopf
In Europe, ultrasound (US) is the diagnostic gold standard for the visualisation of parotid gland disorders. While high-resolution B-mode US reliably visualises focal lesions, its diagnostic capacity to distinguish tumour entities or to characterise diffuse lesions remains poor. Strain elastography (SE) and shear wave elastography (SWE) are novel imaging techniques that provide additional information about tissue elasticity. SE analyses the strain or displacement in response to force or compression and, therefore, shows the relative tissue elasticity within a selected region of interest (ROI)...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231259/impact-of-seasonality-and-air-pollutants-on-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-and-wave-reflection-in-hypertensive-patients
#2
Marina Di Pilla, Rosa Maria Bruno, Francesco Stea, Luciano Massetti, Stefano Taddei, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Pietro Amedeo Modesti
OBJECTIVE: The effects of seasonality on blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular (CV) events are well established, while the influence of seasonality and other environmental factors on arterial stiffness and wave reflection has never been analyzed. This study evaluated whether seasonality (daily number of hours of light) and acute variations in outdoor temperature and air pollutants may affect carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) and pressure augmentation. DESIGN AND METHOD: 731 hypertensive patients (30-88 years, 417 treated) were enrolled in a cross-sectional study during a 5-year period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229824/normal-arterial-stiffness-in-familial-mediterranean-fever-evidence-for-a-possible-cardiovascular-protective-role-of-colchicine
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Olga Kukuy, Avi Livneh, Liran Mendel, Ariel Benor, Eitan Giat, Oleg Perski, Olga Feld, Yonatan Kassel, Ilan Ben-Zvi, Merav Lidar, Eliezer J Holtzman, Adi Leiba
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder with episodic and persistent inflammation, which is only partially suppressed by continuous colchicine treatment. While chronic inflammation is considered an important cardiovascular risk factor in many inflammatory disorders, its impact in FMF is still disputed. We measured arterial stiffness, a marker of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, in a group of FMF patients, in order to evaluate the cardiovascular consequences of inflammation in FMF and the role of colchicine in their development...
February 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229480/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-in-preterm-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#4
Renata Bokiniec, Paweł Własienko, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Joanna Szymkiewicz-Dangel
AIM: To evaluate right ventricular function in preterm infants with and without bronchopulmonary dysplasia. METHODS: Eighty-nine preterm infants (<32 weeks) were divided into three groups: (1) no-bronchopulmonary dysplasia (n=32); (2) mild-bronchopulmonary dysplasia (n=35); (3) severe-bronchopulmonary dysplasia (n=15). Right ventricular echocardiographic parameters included the following: (1) pulsed-wave Doppler through the tricuspid valve (E/A ratio), pulmonary artery acceleration time, right ventricular ejection time, right ventricular velocity-time integral; (2) tissue Doppler measurements of myocardial velocities and atrioventricular conduction times; (3) pulsed-wave Doppler and tissue Doppler evaluation of myocardial performance index and E/E' ratio; and (4) M-mode detection of right ventricular end-diastolic wall diameter...
February 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229055/a-comparative-study-on-skin-and-plasma-advanced-glycation-end-products-and-their-associations-with-arterial-stiffness
#5
Chang-Yuan Liu, Qi-Fang Huang, Yi-Bang Cheng, Qian-Hui Guo, Qi Chen, Yan Li, Ji-Guang Wang
BACKGROUND: We compared skin and plasma measurements of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), with particular focus on their levels in the presence of hypertension or diabetes and prediabetes and their associations with arterial stiffness in outpatients with suspected or diagnosed hypertension. METHODS: Skin AGE accumulation was measured as autofluorescence on the left forearm using the skin autofluorescence Reader and expressed in arbitrary units in the range from 0 to 25...
January 2017: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229053/large-artery-stiffness-assessment-using-sphygmocor-technology
#6
REVIEW
Mark Butlin, Ahmad Qasem
Large artery stiffness assessment has been an integral part of the SphygmoCor technology since 1998. Aortic stiffness is approximated with non-invasive measurement of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, with improvements made with time to make the assessment procedure quicker and more user independent. Also standard in the devices is the ability to reliably calculate the central aortic waveform shape from a peripheral pressure waveform from either the brachial or radial artery. This waveform contains much information beyond peak and trough (systolic and diastolic pressure)...
January 2017: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229052/estimated-pulse-wave-velocity-calculated-from-age-and-mean-arterial-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Sara V Greve, Stephan Laurent, Michael H Olsen
In a recently published paper, Greve et al [J Hypertens 2016;34:1279-1289] investigate whether the estimated carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (ePWV), calculated using an equation derived from the relationship between carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV), age, and blood pressure, predicts cardiovascular disease (CVD) as good as the measured cfPWV. Because ePWV predicts CVD as good as cfPWV, some might wonder whether ePWV could be replaced by cfPWV, which is a time-consuming measurement requiring an expensive apparatus...
January 2017: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228942/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-vascular-remodelling-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-randomised-control-trial
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Hitesh C Patel, Carl Hayward, Jennifer Keegan, Peter D Gatehouse, Ronak Rajani, Rajdeep S Khattar, Raad H Mohiaddin, Stuart D Rosen, Alexander R Lyon, Carlo di Mario
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of renal denervation (RDT) on micro- and macro-vascular function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomised, open-controlled trial with blinded end-point analysis. SETTING: A single-centre London teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five patients with HFpEF who were recruited into the RDT-PEF trial. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Macro-vascular: 24-h ambulatory pulse pressure, aorta distensibilty (from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), aorta pulse wave velocity (CMR), augmentation index (peripheral tonometry) and renal artery blood flow indices (renal MR)...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228072/curcumin-and-endothelial-function-evidence-and-mechanisms-of-protective-effects
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Maryam Saberi Karimian, Matteo Pirro, Thomas P Johnston, Muhammed Majeed, Amirhossein Sahebkar
BACKGROUND: The endothelium is a large paracrine organ regulating cell growth, vascular tone and thrombogenicity as well as platelet and leukocyte interactions. Endothelial function can be assessed by non-invasive techniques [e.g. flow-mediated vasodilation, nitroglycerin-mediated dilation and pulse wave velocity] and measuring specific circulating biomarkers [cell adhesion molecules, endothelial microparticles and endothelial progenitor cells]. Impaired endothelial function plays a key role in the development of atherosclerosis, arterial hypertension, heart failure, ischemia-reperfusion injury, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions...
February 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227995/comparison-of-pulse-wave-velocity-derived-from-accelerometer-and-reflective-photo-plethysmography-signals-placed-at-the-carotid-and-femoral-artery
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Jens Muehlsteff, Erik Bresch, Lars Schmitt, Jos Gelissen, Peter Bingley, Jens Muehlsteff, Erik Bresch, Lars Schmitt, Jos Gelissen, Peter Bingley, Jos Gelissen, Peter Bingley, Lars Schmitt, Jens Muehlsteff, Erik Bresch
Carotid - femoral pulse wave velocity is an established measure to assess cardiovascular risk and an interesting surrogate parameter towards non-invasive continuous blood pressure inference. Due to progress in sensing technologies for wearable wrist worn sensors, there are low cost sensor combinations of photo-plethysmography and high fidelity accelerometers available offering access to pulse information from larger arteries complemented by blood volume changes in the superficial tissue. In this work we compare pulse wave velocities derived from accelerometer and reflective photo-plethysmography signals placed at the carotid and femoral artery...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227821/dual-modality-arterial-pulse-monitoring-system-for-continuous-blood-pressure-measurement
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Wen-Xuan Dai, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Jing Liu, Xiao-Rong Ding, Ni Zhao, Wen-Xuan Dai, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Jing Liu, Xiao-Rong Ding, Ni Zhao, Wen-Xuan Dai, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Xiao-Rong Ding, Ni Zhao, Jing Liu
Accurate and ambulatory measurement of blood pressure (BP) is essential for efficient diagnosis, management and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, traditional cuff-based BP measurement methods provide only intermittent BP readings and can cause discomfort with the occlusive cuff. Although pulse transit time (PTT) method is promising for cuffless and continuous BP measurement, its pervasive use is restricted by its limited accuracy and requirement of placing sensors on multiple body sites...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227613/sleep-stage-classification-by-non-contact-vital-signs-indices-using-doppler-radar-sensors
#12
Masayuki Kagawa, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Masayuki Kagawa, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Masayuki Kagawa
Disturbed sleep has become more common in recent years. To improve the quality of sleep, undergoing sleep observation has gained interest as a means to resolve possible problems. In this paper, we evaluate a non-restrictive and non-contact method for classifying real-time sleep stages and report on its potential applications. The proposed system measures heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV), body movements, and respiratory signals of a sleeping person using two 24-GHz microwave radars placed beneath the mattress...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227591/an-inductive-narrow-pulse-rfid-telemetry-system-for-gastric-slow-waves-monitoring
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Amir Javan-Khoskholgh, Zaid Abukhalaf, Ji Li, Larry S Miller, Mehdi Kiani, Aydin Farajidavar, Amir Javan-Khoskholgh, Zaid Abukhalaf, Ji Li, Larry S Miller, Mehdi Kiani, Aydin Farajidavar, Larry S Miller, Amir Javan-Khoskholgh, Ji Li, Mehdi Kiani, Zaid Abukhalaf
We present a passive data telemetry system for real-time monitoring of gastric electrical activity of a living subject. The system is composed of three subsystems: an implantable unit (IU), a wearable unit (WU), and a stationary unit (SU). Data communication between the IU and WU is based on a radio-frequency identification (RFID) link operating at 13.56 MHz. Since wireless power transmission and reverse data telemetry system share the same inductive interface, a load shift keying (LSK)-based differential pulse position (DPP) coding data communication with only 6...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227577/blood-perfusion-display-based-on-video-pulse-wave
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Makoto Yoshizawa, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Abe, Akira Tanaka, Kazuma Obara, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Noriyasu Homma, Tomoyuki Yambe, Makoto Yoshizawa, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Abe, Akira Tanaka, Kazuma Obara, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Noriyasu Homma, Tomoyuki Yambe, Norihiro Sugita, Noriyasu Homma, Makoto Abe, Kazuma Obara, Tomoyuki Yambe, Makoto Yoshizawa, Akira Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi
In this study, an easy system for monitoring dynamic blood perfusion patterns and the pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been developed by processing video images of a human body to assess blood circulation for daily management of physical conditions or for detecting persons in poor physical condition in public places. The experiment suggested that this tool can be used to easily evaluate the PWV; however, the obtained value from the video image of the face was about 1/10 of the standard value calculated from thick vessels...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227452/single-source-photoplethysmograph-transducer-for-local-pulse-wave-velocity-measurement
#15
P M Nabeel, Jayaraj Joseph, Vartika Awasthi, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, P M Nabeel, Jayaraj Joseph, Vartika Awasthi, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, P M Nabeel, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Vartika Awasthi, Jayaraj Joseph
Cuffless evaluation of arterial blood pressure (BP) using pulse wave velocity (PWV) has received attraction over the years. Local PWV based techniques for cuffless BP measurement has more potential in accurate estimation of BP parameters. In this work, we present the design and experimental validation of a novel single-source Photoplethysmograph (PPG) transducer for arterial blood pulse detection and cycle-to-cycle local PWV measurement. The ability of the transducer to continuously measure local PWV was verified using arterial flow phantom as well as by conducting an in-vivo study on 17 volunteers...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227450/using-multiple-placements-of-accelerometers-to-measure-cardiovascular-pulse-transit-times
#16
Natalie Kurgan Canino, Ruisheng Rick Wang, Charles J Robinson, Natalie Kurgan Canino, Ruisheng Wang, Charles J Robinson, Natalie Kurgan Canino, Charles J Robinson, Ruisheng Rick Wang
To measure pulse transit times (PTT) and calculate pulse wave velocities (PWV), tri-axial and uniaxial accelerometers were placed in groups of 2 to 4 over the manubrium, xiphoid process, forehead, wrist and ankle, and/or over the carotid, femoral, and posterior auricular arteries in 11 consented supine subjects. Signals were sampled at 1 kHz and filtered. Radial vectors were calculated from the tri-axial measurements. A 3-lead ECG was simultaneously collected over the same 180 s window, as well as respiratory rate...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227449/comparison-of-methods-for-the-evaluation-of-nibp-from-pulse-transit-time
#17
L Peter, N Noury, M Cerny, I Nykl, L Peter, N Noury, M Cerny, I Nykl, L Peter, I Nykl, N Noury, M Cerny
Non-invasive blood pressure measurement (NIBP) is one of the most discussed topic in cardiovascular medicine. Currently continuous measurement of blood pressure is possible by invasive methods, which makes the measurement impractical for Doctors and uncomfortable for the patients. It is possible to use special devices to measure blood pressure noninvasively continuously but there are still some problems with long time monitoring and comfort for patient. Physiologically there is connection between electrical and mechanical heart functions, propagation of pulse wave and blood pressure value...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227447/non-invasive-monitoring-of-pulmonary-artery-pressure-at-the-bedside
#18
M Proenca, F Braun, E Muntane, J Sola, A Adler, M Lemay, J-Ph Thiran, S F Rimoldi, M Proenca, F Braun, E Muntane, J Sola, A Adler, M Lemay, J-Ph Thiran, S F Rimoldi, S F Rimoldi, E Muntane, J Sola, M Lemay, A Adler, J-Ph Thiran, F Braun
Current solutions for the monitoring of pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) in patients suffering from pulmonary hypertension are limited to invasive means. Non-invasive alternatives, such as Doppler echocardiography, are incompatible with continuous monitoring due to their dependency on qualified personnel to perform the measurements. In the present study, a novel non-invasive and unsupervised approach based on the use of electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is presented. The approach was evaluated in three healthy subjects undergoing hypoxia-induced variations in PAP...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227281/modeling-digital-pulse-waveforms-by-solving-one-dimensional-navier-stokes-equations
#19
Aleksandr A Fedotov, Anna S Akulova, Sergey A Akulov, Aleksandr A Fedotov, Anna S Akulova, Sergey A Akulov, Aleksandr A Fedotov, Anna S Akulova, Sergey A Akulov
Mathematical modeling for composition distal arterial pulse wave in the blood vessels of the upper limbs was considered. Formation of distal arterial pulse wave is represented as a composition of forward and reflected pulse waves propagating along the arterial vessels. The formal analogy between pulse waves propagation along the human arterial system and the propagation of electrical oscillations in electrical transmission lines with distributed parameters was proposed. Dependencies of pulse wave propagation along the human arterial system were obtained by solving the one-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations for a few special cases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227243/assessment-of-pre-ejection-period-in-ambulatory-subjects-using-seismocardiogram-in-a-wearable-blood-pressure-monitor
#20
Guanqun Zhang, Amber C Cottrell, Isaac C Henry, Devin B McCombie, Guanqun Zhang, Amber C Cottrell, Isaac C Henry, Devin B McCombie, Isaac C Henry, Devin B McCombie, Amber C Cottrell, Guanqun Zhang
The ability to monitor arterial blood pressure continuously with unobtrusive body worn sensors may provide a unique and potentially valuable assessment of a patient's cardiovascular health. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) offers an attractive method to continuously monitoring blood pressure. However, PWV technologies based on timing measurements between the ECG and a distal PPG suffer from inaccuracies on mobile patients due to the confounding influence of pre-ejection period (PEP). In this paper, we presented a wearable, continuous blood pressure monitor (ViSi Mobile) that can measure and track changes in PEP...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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