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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227613/sleep-stage-classification-by-non-contact-vital-signs-indices-using-doppler-radar-sensors
#1
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
#2
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/28227450/using-multiple-placements-of-accelerometers-to-measure-cardiovascular-pulse-transit-times
#3
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/28223474/can-pediatric-hypertension-criteria-be-simplified-a-prediction-analysis-of-subclinical-cardiovascular-outcomes-from-the-bogalusa-heart-study
#4
Bo Xi, Tao Zhang, Shengxu Li, Emily Harville, Lydia Bazzano, Jiang He, Wei Chen
Prehypertension and hypertension in childhood are defined by sex-, age-, and height-specific 90th (or ≥120/80 mm Hg) and 95th percentiles of blood pressure, respectively, by the 2004 Fourth Report. However, these cutoffs are complex and cumbersome for use. This study assessed the performance of a simplified blood pressure definition to predict adult hypertension and subclinical cardiovascular disease. The cohort consisted of 1225 adults (530 men; aged 26.3-47.7 years) from the Bogalusa Heart Study with 27...
February 21, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222636/change-in-pulse-transit-time-in-the-lower-extremity-after-lumbar-sympathetic-ganglion-block-an-early-indicator-of-successful-block
#5
Eun-Young Joo, Yu Gyeong Kong, Jonghyuk Lee, Hyun-Seok Cho, Sung-Hoon Kim, Jeong Hun Suh
Objective To investigate the change in pulse transit time (PTT)-time between the electrocardiographic R wave and the highest point of the corresponding plethysmographic wave-after lumbar sympathetic ganglion block (LSGB) and evaluate PTT as an indicator of successful LSGB. Methods Sixteen cases of sympathetically mediated lower extremity neuropathic pain treated with LSGB were studied. Correlations between the changes in PTT and temperature were used to identify the cutoff point indicating successful LSGB. Results PTT rate of change at 5 min relative to the baseline PTT (dPTT5/PTT0) significantly correlated positively with the temperature change at 20 min (correlation coefficient 0...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222633/association-of-blood-pressure-in-the-supine-position-with-target-organ-damage-in-subjects-over-60-years-old
#6
Feng Wang, Hualing Zhao, Chao Yang, Guilan Kong, Lu Song, Chunhui Li, Yiming Wang, Shuohua Chen, Jing Wang, Shouling Wu
Objective Toexplore the correlation between blood pressure in the supine position and target organ damage in subjects over 60 years of age. Methods In 2444 individuals, we investigated the association of systolic blood pressure (SBP) in the supine position with the target organ damage indices microalbuminuria (ALBU), brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT). Supine hypertension (SH) is defined as systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mmHg...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220275/open-source-vendor-independent-automated-multi-beat-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-analysis
#7
Niti M Dhutia, Massoud Zolgharni, Michael Mielewczik, Madalina Negoita, Stefania Sacchi, Karikaran Manoharan, Darrel P Francis, Graham D Cole
Current guidelines for measuring cardiac function by tissue Doppler recommend using multiple beats, but this has a time cost for human operators. We present an open-source, vendor-independent, drag-and-drop software capable of automating the measurement process. A database of ~8000 tissue Doppler beats (48 patients) from the septal and lateral annuli were analyzed by three expert echocardiographers. We developed an intensity- and gradient-based automated algorithm to measure tissue Doppler velocities. We tested its performance against manual measurements from the expert human operators...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219916/comparison-of-carotid-femoral-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-association-with-target-organ-damage-in-the-community-dwelling-elderly-chinese-the-northern-shanghai-study
#8
Yuyan Lu, Mengyun Zhu, Bin Bai, Chen Chi, Shikai Yu, Jiadela Teliewubai, Henry Xu, Kai Wang, Jing Xiong, Yiwu Zhou, Hongwei Ji, Ximin Fan, Xuejing Yu, Jue Li, Jacques Blacher, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
BACKGROUND: Carotid-femoral pulse-wave velocity (cf-PWV) and brachial-ankle PWV (ba-PWV) are the 2 most frequently applied PWV measurements. However, little is known about the comparison of hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) with cf-PWV and ba-PWV. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1599 community-dwelling elderly subjects (age >65 years) in northern Shanghai were recruited from June 2014 to August 2015. Both cf-PWV and ba-PWV were measured using SphygmoCor and VP1000 systems, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219004/doppler-ultrasonography-of-the-lower-extremity-arteries-anatomy-and-scanning-guidelines
#9
Ji Young Hwang
Doppler ultrasonography of the lower extremity arteries is a valuable technique, although it is less frequently indicated for peripheral arterial disease than for deep vein thrombosis or varicose veins. Ultrasonography can diagnose stenosis through the direct visualization of plaques and through the analysis of the Doppler waveforms in stenotic and poststenotic arteries. To perform Doppler ultrasonography of the lower extremity arteries, the operator should be familiar with the arterial anatomy of the lower extremities, basic scanning techniques, and the parameters used in color and pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasonography...
January 18, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216204/left-ventricular-assist-device-thrombosis-is-associated-with-an-increase-in-the-systolic-to-diastolic-velocity-ratio-measured-at-the-inflow-and-outflow-cannulae
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Ankit Jain, Ben Rohrer, Brian Gebhardt, Janis L Breeze, Joshua D Quick, Gregory Couper, Michael S Kiernan, Matthew Lawrence, Frederick C Cobey
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the ratio of peak systolic-to-nadir diastolic velocity (S/D ratio) measured using Doppler at the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) inflow and outflow cannulae is associated with pump thrombosis and to determine whether there is an absolute decrease in the diastolic cannula velocities in LVAD thrombosis. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent LVAD exchange...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210489/arterial-ventricular-coupling-and-parameters-of-vascular-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients-role-of-gender
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Luca Faconti, Rosa Maria Bruno, Simona Buralli, Marta Barzacchi, Elisa Dal Canto, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Stefano Taddei
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive estimation of arterial-ventricular coupling has been extensively used for the evaluation of cardiovascular performance, however, a relative small amount of data is available regarding arterial-ventricular coupling and its components in hypertension. The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between left ventricular elastance, arterial elastance, parameters of vascular stiffness and the influence of gender in a population of hypertensive individuals...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197645/subclinical-decrease-in-myocardial-function-in-asymptomatic-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-a-tissue-doppler-study
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Jenny E Zablah, Dorota Gruber, Guillaume Stoffels, Estefania G Cabezas, Denise A Hayes
Infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are recognized to have impaired myocardial performance, but less is known about ventricular function in IDMs without hypertrophy. We hypothesized that in asymptomatic newborns with normal two-dimensional echocardiographic evaluations, pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) would suggest a subclinical decrease in the cardiac function of IDMs compared to infants of non-diabetics (nIDMs). This is a retrospective cohort study of asymptomatic neonates ≥36 weeks gestation, at 0-7 days of life, with normal standard echocardiograms...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197271/low-density-lipoprotein-and-non-newtonian-oscillating-flow-biomechanical-parameters-for-normal-human-aorta
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Johannes V Soulis, Dimitrios K Fytanidis, Olga P Lampri, George D Giannoglou
BACKGROUND: The temporal variation of the hemodynamic mechanical parameters during cardiac pulse wave is considered as an important atherogenic factor. Applying non-Newtonian blood molecular viscosity simulation is crucial for hemodynamic analysis. Understanding low density lipoprotein (LDL) distribution in relation to flow parameters will possibly spot the prone to atherosclerosis aorta regions. METHODS: The biomechanical parameters tested were averaged wall shear stress (AWSS), oscillatory shear index (OSI) and relative residence time (RRT) in relation to the LDL concentration...
April 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194861/association-between-reduced-arterial-stiffness-and-preserved-diastolic-function-of-the-left-ventricle-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-patients
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Kyung-Taek Park, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Sohee Oh, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Woo-Young Chung, Sang-Hyun Kim, Myung-A Kim, Joo-Hee Zo
The aim of this study was to investigate whether arterial stiffness plays a role in retaining normal diastolic function in a middle-aged and elderly Korean population. A total of 267 patients without documented cardiovascular disease, 50 years and older (mean age, 57.3±6.3 years; 69.8% men) were retrospectively analyzed. All patients underwent both transthoracic echocardiography and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity measurement on the same day. Patients with septal annular peak velocity (e') ≥8 cm/s and left atrial volume index <34 mL/m(2) were considered as having normal diastolic function...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193707/arterial-pressure-heart-rate-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-across-the-adult-life-span
#15
Chang-Yang Xing, Takashi Tarumi, Rutger L Meijers, Marcel Turner, Justin Repshas, Li Xiong, Kan Ding, Wanpen Vongpatanasin, Li-Jun Yuan, Rong Zhang
Age-related alterations in systemic and cerebral hemodynamics are not well understood. The purpose of this study is to characterize age-related alterations in beat-to-beat oscillations in arterial blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), cerebral blood flow (CBF), cardiac baroreflex sensitivity, and dynamic cerebral autoregulation across the adult life span. We studied 136 healthy adults aged 21 to 80 years (60% women). Beat-to-beat BP, HR, and CBF velocity were measured at rest and during sit-stand maneuvers to mimic effects of postural changes on BP and CBF...
February 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189039/low-dose-prednisolone-and-insulin-sensitivity-differentially-affect-arterial-stiffness-and-endothelial-function-an-open-interventional-and-cross-sectional-study
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Carolyn J Petersons, Brenda L Mangelsdorf, Anne Poljak, Malcolm D Smith, Jerry R Greenfield, Campbell H Thompson, Morton G Burt
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Glucocorticoids could impair vascular function directly, or indirectly by reducing insulin sensitivity. The aim of this study was to determine the direct and indirect effects of acute and chronic low dose prednisolone on arterial stiffness and endothelial function. METHODS: Twelve subjects with inflammatory arthritis, who had not taken oral glucocorticoids for ≥6 months, and 12 subjects with inflammatory arthritis, taking chronic (>6 months) low dose (6...
January 31, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183822/development-of-a-technique-for-determination-of-pulmonary-artery-pulse-wave-velocity-in-horses
#17
Gonçalo Teixeira de Almeida Silva, Bruce B Guest, Diego E Gomez, Martine McGregor, Laurent Viel, M Lynne O'Sullivan, John Runciman, Luis G Arroyo
Calcification of the tunica media of the axial pulmonary arteries (PA) has been reported in a large proportion of racehorses. In humans, medial calcification is a significant cause of arterial stiffening and is implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiac, cerebral and renal microvascular diseases. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) provides a measure of arterial stiffness. This study aimed to develop a technique to determine PA-PWV in horses, and secondarily to investigate a potential association between PA-PWV and arterial fibro-calcification...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183353/endothelial-injury-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-crosstalk-between-dimethylarginines-and-systemic-inflammation
#18
Theodoros Dimitroulas, James Hodson, Aamer Sandoo, Jacqueline Smith, George D Kitas
BACKGROUND: Symmetric (SDMA) and asymmetric (ADMA) dimethylarginines have emerged as novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in several disease settings associated with atherosclerosis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterized by high CVD mortality and morbidity. ADMA and SDMA levels are abnormal in RA patients, but their correlation with assessments of endothelial function and structure remains unknown. We aimed to investigate whether SDMA and ADMA are associated with carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and arterial stiffness as well as non-invasive assessments of in vivo micro- and macrovascular endothelial function in RA patients with high systemic inflammatory load...
February 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180073/reduced-fractional-anisotropy-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-and-associations-with-vascular-stiffness
#19
Marco Hermesdorf, Klaus Berger, András Szentkirályi, Wolfram Schwindt, Udo Dannlowski, Heike Wersching
Previous studies revealed several alterations of the cerebral white matter in patients with major depressive disorder. However, it is unknown if these alterations are associated with vascular changes in the brain and other body parts. We compared diffusion tensor imaging derived fractional anisotropy in a well characterized sample of middle-aged patients with major depressive disorder (n = 290) and never-depressed controls (n = 346) by the method of tract-based spatial statistics. Subsequently, the potential role of pulse wave velocity as a mediator of depression- and age-related changes in extracted estimates of fractional anisotropy were analyzed...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179448/the-igf-system-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-associations-with-markers-of-cardiovascular-target-organ-damage
#20
Rikke Hjortebjerg, Esben Laugesen, Pernille Høyem, Claus Oxvig, Brian Stausbøl-Grøn, Søren Tang Knudsen, Won Y Kim, Per Løgstrup Poulsen, Tk K Hansen, Mette Bjerre, Jan Frystyk
OBJECTIVE: Perturbations in the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system may contribute to the accelerated cardiovascular disease (CVD) that occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, it remains unknown whether the IGF system is also involved in the development of early, subclinical CVD. We characterised the IGF system in T2D patients and matched controls and examined associations with markers of subclinical target organ damage. METHODS: The study included 99 patients with recently diagnosed T2D and 99 age- and sex-matched controls...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
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