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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104922/volumetric-doppler-angle-correction-for-ultrahigh-resolution-optical-coherence-doppler-tomography
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Jiang You, Ang Li, Congwu Du, Yingtian Pan
Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence Doppler tomography (μODT) demonstrates great potential for quantitative blood flow imaging owing to its large field of view and capillary resolution. However, μODT only detects the axial flow velocity and requires Doppler angle correction to retrieve the absolute velocity. Although methods for Doppler angle tracking of single or few large vessels have been reported, a method that enables angle correction of the entire 3D microvascular networks remains a challenge. Here, we present a method based on eigenvalue analysis of 3D Hessian matrix to retrieve the orientation of each tubular vessel...
January 2, 2017: Applied Physics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090635/sonographic-features-and-diagnosis-of-peripheral-schwannomas
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Fan Yang, Xian-Xiang Chen, Huo-Lin Wu, Ji-Fa Zhu, Yuan Chen, Ling-Fang Yu, Xiao-Juan Huang
BACKGROUND: To determine the sonographic features of peripheral schwannomas. METHODS: This retrospective study included 54 cases of schwannoma in 51 patients. Ultrasonography (US) and MRI were performed in all patients. The US features of each tumor were analyzed and compared with pathologic findings. The US target sign was compared with the MRI findings. RESULTS: On US, 53 of the 54 schwannomas had a regular shape and clear margins, and one had an irregular shape...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078826/the-impact-of-ph-inhomogeneities-on-cho-cell-physiology-and-fed-batch-process-performance-two-compartment-scale-down-modelling-and-intracellular-ph-excursion
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Matthias Brunner, Philipp Braun, Philipp Doppler, Christoph Posch, Dirk Behrens, Christoph Herwig, Jens Fricke
Due to high mixing times and base addition from top of the vessel, pH inhomogeneities are most likely to occur during large-scale mammalian processes. The goal of this study was to set-up a scale-down model of a 10-12 m(3) stirred tank bioreactor and to investigate the effect of pH perturbations on CHO cell physiology and process performance. Short-term changes in extracellular pH were hypothesized to affect intracellular pH and thus cell physiology. Therefore, batch fermentations, including pH shifts to 9...
January 12, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076877/ultrasound-imaging-for-ovarian-and-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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Caterina Exacoustos, Errico Zupi, Emilio Piccione
The main challenges of imaging for endometriosis are the detection of nonovarian disease and the evaluation of the extension of the disease into pelvic structures. Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) has been proposed as the first-line imaging technique because it allows extensive exploration of the pelvis. The "typical" endometrioma is a unilocular cyst with homogeneous low-level echogenicity (ground glass echogenicity) of the cyst fluid. The use of color Doppler helps avoid classifying malignancies as endometriomas, defining the presence of vascular flow in papillations...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050448/accuracy-of-pelvic-mass-score-in-pre-operative-determination-of-malignancy-in-adnexal-masses
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Lakshmi Mohan, Arun Rao, Sonali Ullal, Gowtham Krishna
INTRODUCTION: Suspicious adnexal masses are common clinical problems in gynaecological practice. A reliable diagnostic tool for the early detection of the ovarian malignancy is essential. AIM: To validate a new scoring system -Pelvic Mass Score (PMS) in predicting the nature of the adnexal mass pre-operatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in 100 consenting women with an undiagnosed adnexal mass requiring operative intervention...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043350/evaluation-of-changes-in-doppler-ultrasonography-indices-and-levels-of-maternal-serum-angiogenic-factors-throughout-pregnancy-in-ewes
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Özge Turna Yilmaz, Mehmet Can Gündüz, Gamze Evkuran Dal, Melih Uçmak, Zeynep Günay Uçmak, Esra Karaçam, Güven Kaşikçi, Mehmet Ragip Kiliçarslan
We evaluated the changes in the pulsatility index (PI) and resistance index (RI) of fetal and maternal vessels and maternal serum angiogenic factors throughout pregnancy in 20 Kivircik ewes. They were examined for pregnancy detection on Day 30 after mating. The PI and RI during the pregnancies were followed using Doppler ultrasonography (USG) of the uterine artery, umbilical artery, fetal aorta, and fetal vena cava. Doppler USG was performed every 15 days beginning from the 40th day after mating. Blood samples were collected every 15 days starting from the day of mating...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038789/totally-implantable-wireless-ultrasonic-doppler-blood-flowmeters-toward-accurate-miniaturized-chronic-monitors
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Michael A Rothfuss, Jignesh V Unadkat, Michael L Gimbel, Marlin H Mickle, Ervin Sejdić
Totally implantable wireless ultrasonic blood flowmeters provide direct-access chronic vessel monitoring in hard-to-reach places without using wired bedside monitors or imaging equipment. Although wireless implantable Doppler devices are accurate for most applications, device size and implant lifetime remain vastly underdeveloped. We review past and current approaches to miniaturization and implant lifetime extension for wireless implantable Doppler devices and propose approaches to reduce device size and maximize implant lifetime for the next generation of devices...
December 27, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032907/multiparametric-sonography-of-hematologic-malignancies-of-the-testis-grayscale-color-doppler-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-strain-elastographic-appearances-with-histologic-correlation
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Carolina Kachramanoglou, Vasileios Rafailidis, Marianna Philippidou, Michele Bertolotto, Dean Y Huang, Annamaria Deganello, Maria E Sellars, Paul S Sidhu
Primary testicular lymphoma is rare and appears with nonspecific findings on grayscale and color Doppler sonography. We present 8 patients further examined with contrast-enhanced sonography, strain elastography, and histologic analysis after orchiectomy. Seven of 8 patients had a diagnosis of large B-cell lymphoma, and 1 of 8 had a diagnosis of granulocytic sarcoma, with solitary lesions (2 of 8), multiple lesions (3 of 8), or entire testicular involvement (3 of 8). Lesions appeared hypoechoic (7 of 8) or isoechoic (1 of 8), all with increased vascularity on color Doppler sonography and a nonbranching linear pattern of intratumoral vessels (7 of 8)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031354/intra-arterial-nitroglycerin-as-directed-acute-treatment-in-experimental-ischemic-stroke
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Michael E Maniskas, Jill M Roberts, Rebecca Trueman, Annastazia E Learoyd, Amanda Gorman, Justin F Fraser, Gregory J Bix
BACKGROUND: Nitroglycerin (also known as glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)), a vasodilator best known for treatment of ischemic heart disease, has also been investigated for its potential therapeutic benefit in ischemic stroke. The completed Efficacy of Nitric Oxide in Stroke trial suggested that GTN has therapeutic benefit with acute (within 6 hours) transdermal systemic sustained release therapy. OBJECTIVE: To examine an alternative use of GTN as an acute therapy for ischemic stroke following successful recanalization...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018739/active-passive-path-length-encoded-apple-doppler-oct
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Andreas Wartak, Richard Haindl, Wolfgang Trasischker, Bernhard Baumann, Michael Pircher, Christoph K Hitzenberger
We present a novel active-passive path-length encoded (APPLE) swept source Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT) approach, enabling three-dimensional velocity vector reconstruction of moving particles without prior knowledge of the orientation of motion. The developed APPLE DOCT setup allows for non-invasive blood flow measurements in vivo and was primarily designed for quantitative human ocular blood flow investigations. The system's performance was demonstrated by in vitro flow phantom as well as in vivo retinal vessel bifurcation measurements...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007742/invasive-minimal-microvascular-resistance-is-a-new-index-to-assess-microcirculatory-function-independent-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Guus A de Waard, Sukhjinder S Nijjer, Martijn A van Lavieren, Nina W van der Hoeven, Ricardo Petraco, Tim P van de Hoef, Mauro Echavarría-Pinto, Sayan Sen, Peter M van de Ven, Paul Knaapen, Javier Escaned, Jan J Piek, Justin E Davies, Niels van Royen
BACKGROUND: Coronary microcirculatory dysfunction portends a poor cardiovascular outcome. Invasive assessment of microcirculatory dysfunction by coronary flow reserve (CFR) and hyperemic microvascular resistance (HMR) is affected by coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study we propose minimal microvascular resistance (mMR) as a new measure of microcirculatory dysfunction and aim to determine whether mMR is influenced by CAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: We obtained 482 simultaneous measurements of intracoronary Doppler flow velocity and pressure...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998712/impacts-of-femoral-artery-and-vein-excision-versus-femoral-artery-excision-on-the-hindlimb-ischemic-model-in-cd-1-mice
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Miao Chen, Huimin Fan, Benjamin T Ledford, Zayd Farah, Catherine Barron, Zhongmin Liu, Jia-Qiang He
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Although femoral artery ligation-induced ischemia is commonly used in C57BL/6 or Balb/c mice, direct comparisons between femoral artery/vein (FAV) versus femoral artery (FA) excisions have not been reported. The goal of the present study is to investigate the effects of FAV versus FA excisions on hindlimb models using adult CD-1 mice. METHODS: Two groups (n=10/group) of adult, mixed gender CD-1 mice were used to generate hindlimb ischemic models by excising either the FAV or FA...
December 18, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998454/-study-on-correlation-between-retinal-vessel-morphology-or-ocular-hemodynamic-parameter-and-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
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H Y Li, H Wang, X J Zhang, Y H Feng, Z C Wang, Y L Wang
Objective: To analyze the correlation between retinal vascular calibers, ocular blood flow parameters and internal carotid artery stenosis and to evaluate the effect of internal carotid artery stenosis on ocular blood vessels comprehensively. Methods: A retrospective case-control study. The clinical data of 141 patients who underwent head-and-neck computed tomography (CT) angiography examinations of the ICA were collected at Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University from January 2014 to January 2016...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990593/is-the-unaffected-eye-really-unaffected-color-doppler-ultrasound-findings-in-unilaterally-active-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Iclal Erdem Toslak, Muhammet Kazim Erol, Devrim Toslak, Bulent Cekic, Mehtap Barc Ergun, Jennifer E Lim-Dunham
PURPOSE: To evaluate ocular hemodynamic changes using color Doppler ultrasonography imaging (CDI) with an emphasis on unaffected eyes of patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with active CSC and 25 controls were analyzed using spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and CDI for choroidal imaging and evaluation of retrobulbar vessels, respectively. RESULTS: Resistive index (RI), pulsatility index (PI), and peak systolic velocity (PSV) of the ophthalmic artery (OA) and PSV, end-diastolic velocity (EDV), and mean velocity (Vmean) of the central retinal artery (CRA) in the patient group were less than those in the control group...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990258/case-report-84-year-old-woman-with-alien-hand-syndrome
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Ihtesham Aatif Qureshi, Daniel Korya, Darine Kassar, Mohammed Moussavi
Background: Alien hand syndrome [AHS] is a rare and ill-defined neurological disorder. It produces complex, goal-directed motion of one hand that is involuntarily instigated. This syndrome characteristically arises after brain trauma, brain surgery, stroke or encephalitis. We describe a case of AHS in a patient who had a previous episode of subarachnoid hemorrhage affecting the left frontal lobe and corpus callosum. Case presentation: An 84-year-old woman presented to the emergency department complaining of headaches and several episodes of her left arm moving as if it was groping around trying to grab at her own body...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979705/renal-function-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-adults-with-no-known-kidney-disease
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S Buscemi, G Geraci, F M Massenti, C Buscemi, F Costa, C D'Orio, G Rosafio, C Buscemi, V Maniaci, G Parrinello
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A high prevalence of atherosclerotic lesions characterizes patients with chronic kidney disease, though there is little data on the relationship between kidney function and atherosclerotic changes in the healthy population or in people with no known renal impairment. The aim of our study was to analyze, in a comprehensive general population with no known kidney disease, the relationship between renal function and subclinical carotid atherosclerotic damage. METHODS AND RESULTS: A general real-life population of 611 participants (233 males and 378 females; age ≥18 years) with no known kidney failure was selected for the study...
September 28, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979667/in%C3%A2-vivo-validation-of-volume-flow-measurements-of-pulsatile-flow-using-a-clinical-ultrasound-system-and-matrix-array-transducer
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John M Hudson, Ross Williams, Laurent Milot, Qifeng Wei, James Jago, Peter N Burns
The goal of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a non-invasive C-plane Doppler estimation of pulsatile blood flow in the lower abdominal vessels of a porcine model. Doppler ultrasound measurements from a matrix array transducer system were compared with invasive volume flow measurements made on the same vessels with a surgically implanted ultrasonic transit-time flow probe. For volume flow rates ranging from 60 to 750 mL/min, agreement was very good, with a Pearson correlation coefficient of 0.97 (p < 0...
December 12, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977514/neural-correlates-of-brain-state-in-chronic-ischemia-and-stroke-combined-resting-state-electroencephalogram-and-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonographic-study
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Olga V Martynova, Galina V Portnova, Ksenya V Gladun
Clinical neurology is constantly searching for reliable indices of ischemic brain damage to prevent a possible development of stroke. We suggest that resting state electroencephalogram (rsEEG) with respect to other clinical data may provide important information about the severity of ischemia. We carried out correlation analysis of rsEEG, data of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography of head vessels, and clinical assessment scores collected from healthy volunteers and four groups of patients with mild chronic microvascular ischemia (CMI-1), moderate CMI (CMI-2), severe atrophy of the cerebral hemisphere, ischemic stroke in the left middle cerebral artery stroke, and ischemic stroke in the right middle cerebral artery stroke...
December 13, 2016: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960181/stroke-mechanisms
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Ka Sing Wong, Louis R Caplan, Jong S Kim
Recent advances in neuroimaging technologies, such as diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), perfusion weighted computed tomography (CT)/MRI, MR/CT angiography and Doppler ultrasonography allow us to determine the mechanisms of stroke and transient ischemic attack. In addition, high-resolution vessel wall MRI is nowadays increasingly used to understand the stroke mechanism in patients with intracranial atherosclerosis. Artery to artery embolism, hypoperfusion and the combination of the two are the important stroke mechanisms in patients with extracranial atherosclerosis...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
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