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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332921/early-diastolic-left-ventricular-relaxation-in-normal-neonates-is-influenced-by-ventricular-stiffness-and-longitudinal-systolic-function
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Yukako Homma, Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Tomomasa Terada, Miki Inoue, Kazuhiro Mori
Tissue Doppler velocity during early diastole (e') is one of the most feasible and reproducible echocardiographic assessments to reflect active relaxation of the left ventricle. Although several reports have described the mechanisms of temporal diastolic dysfunction in the early neonatal period, factors influencing diastolic function have not been determined. The purpose of this study was to elucidate factors significantly influencing e' in the early neonatal period.A total of 179 consecutive normal neonates underwent echocardiographic studies performed at 0 days and 5-10 days after birth...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330703/association-between-atrial-ventricular-and-vascular-morphofunctional-alterations-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Alessandro Maloberti, Marta Riva, Marijana Tadic, Carlo Valena, Paolo Villa, Ilenia Boggioni, Maria Rosa Pozzi, Guido Grassi
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) represents a risk of non-fatal and cardiovascular events. The aim of the present study was to evaluate simultaneously left and right atrial and ventricular function, as well as arterial stiffness, in RA patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 55 consecutive RA patients and 55 healthy age and gender-matched controls. Blood pressure and arterial stiffness were assessed in all participants, who also underwent a complete echocardiographic examination...
January 12, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330683/cardiac-function-during-weaning-failure-the-role-of-diastolic-dysfunction
#3
Ferran Roche-Campo, Alexandre Bedet, Emmanuel Vivier, Laurent Brochard, Armand Mekontso Dessap
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is a common cause of weaning failure. Weaning shares some similarities with a cardiac stress test and may challenge active phases of the cardiac cycle-like ventricular contractility and relaxation. This study aimed at assessing systolic and diastolic function during the weaning process and scrutinizing their dynamics during weaning trials. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed during baseline ventilator settings to assess cardiac function at the initiation of the weaning process and at the start and the end of consecutive weaning trials (performed at day-1, day-2, and before extubation if applicable) to explore the evolution of left ventricle contractility and relaxation in a subset of patients...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329687/bubble-induced-color-doppler-feedback-correlates-with-histotripsy-induced-destruction-of-structural-components-in-liver-tissue
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Jonathan J Macoskey, Xi Zhang, Timothy L Hall, Jiaqi Shi, Shahaboddin Alahyari Beig, Eric Johnsen, Fred T Lee, Charles A Cain, Zhen Xu
Bubble-induced color Doppler (BCD) is a histotripsy-therapy monitoring technique that uses Doppler ultrasound to track the motion of residual cavitation nuclei that persist after the collapse of the histotripsy bubble cloud. In this study, BCD is used to monitor tissue fractionation during histotripsy tissue therapy, and the BCD signal is correlated with the destruction of structural and non-structural components identified histologically to further understand how BCD monitors the extent of treatment. A 500-kHz, 112-element phased histotripsy array is used to generate approximately 6- × 6- × 7-mm lesions within ex vivo bovine liver tissue by scanning more than 219 locations with 30-1000 pulses per location...
January 9, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325064/comparison-of-right-ventricular-function-after-ministernotomy-and-full-sternotomy-aortic-valve-replacement-a-randomized-study
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Magnus Dalén, Cristina Oliveira Da Silva, Ulrik Sartipy, Reidar Winter, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Jasmin Barimani, Magnus Bäck, Peter Svenarud
OBJECTIVES: Right ventricular (RV) function is impaired after cardiac surgery, possibly because of the opening of the pericardium. In minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, the pericardium is only partially incised. METHODS: A randomized trial compared RV function after ministernotomy versus full sternotomy in 40 adults undergoing aortic valve replacement at the Karolinska University Hospital. Primary outcomes were tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, RV pulsed-wave tissue Doppler velocity, RV fractional area change and basal and mid-RV transversal diameters on postoperative Days 4 and 40...
January 8, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323660/laser-doppler-sensing-for-blood-vessel-detection-with-a-biologically-inspired-steerable-needle
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Vani Virdyawan, Matthew Oldfield, Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena
Puncturing blood vessels during percutaneous intervention in minimally invasive brain surgery can be a life threatening complication. Embedding a forward looking sensor in a rigid needle has been proposed to tackle this problem but, when using a rigid needle, the procedure needs to be interrupted and the needle extracted if a vessel is detected. As an alternative, we propose a novel optical method to detect a vessel in front of a steerable needle. The needle itself is based on a biomimetic, multi-segment design featuring four hollow working channels...
January 11, 2018: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321822/pursuing-meaningful-end-points-for-stem-cell-therapy-assessment-in-ischemic-cardiac-disease
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Maria Dorobantu, Nicoleta-Monica Popa-Fotea, Mihaela Popa, Iulia Rusu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
Despite optimal interventional and medical therapy, ischemic heart disease is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although not included in standard of care rehabilitation, stem cell therapy (SCT) could be a solution for prompting cardiac regeneration. Multiple studies have been published from the beginning of SCT until now, but overall no unanimous conclusion could be drawn in part due to the lack of appropriate end-points. In order to appreciate the impact of SCT, multiple markers from different categories should be considered: Structural, biological, functional, physiological, but also major adverse cardiac events or quality of life...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320957/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-health-of-74-children-from-women-previously-diagnosed-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-comparison-with-a-population-based-reference-cohort
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Marlieke A de Wilde, Jacobien B Eising, Marlise N Gunning, Maria P H Koster, Annemieke M V Evelein, Geertje W Dalmeijer, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Cornelis K van der Ent, Folkert J Meijboom, Bart C J M Fauser
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have compromised cardiovascular health profiles and an increased risk of pregnancy complications. In order to evaluate potential consequences, we aim to compare the cardiovascular and metabolic health of the children from women with PCOS with a population-based reference cohort. We included children from women with PCOS between the age of 2.5 to 4 years (n = 42) and 6 to 8 years (n = 32). The reference groups consisted of 168 (3-4 years old) and 130 children (7-8 years old)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318795/isoflurane-s-effect-on-intraoperative-systolic-left-ventricular-performance-in-cardiac-valve-surgery-patients
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Ju Deok Kim, Ilsoon Son, Won Kyoung Kwon, Tae Yun Sung, Hanafi Sidik, Karam Kim, Hyun Kang, Jiyon Bang, Gwi Eun Yeo, Dong Kyu Lee, Tae Yop Kim
BACKGROUND: Isoflurane, a common anesthetic for cardiac surgery, reduced myocardial contractility in many experimental studies, few studies have determined isoflurane's direct impact on the left ventricular (LV) contractile function during cardiac surgery. We determined whether isoflurane dose-dependently reduces the peak systolic velocity of the lateral mitral annulus in tissue Doppler imaging (S') in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: During isoflurane-supplemented remifentanil-based anesthesia for patients undergoing cardiac surgery with preoperative LV ejection fraction greater than 50% (n = 20), we analyzed the changes of S' at each isoflurane dose increment (1...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316829/effects-of-carbomer-940-hydrogel-on-burn-wounds-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Farzad Hayati, Seyed Mehdi Ghamsari, Mohammad Mehdi Dehghan, Ahmad Oryan
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate the applicability of carbomer 940 hydrogel on skin-burn wounds by focusing on its effects on the zone of stasis. METHOD: Fibroblast cells were used to assess the cytotoxicity of carbomer 940. Wound healing was monitored by laser Doppler flowmetry and histopathological analysis. Twenty adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into two groups (N = 10 each). After shaving their dorsum, a "burn comb" was contacted bilaterally on each side of the spine...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316158/reduced-stroke-distance-of-the-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-is-independently-associated-with-long-term-mortality-in%C3%A2-patients-hospitalized-due-to-heart-failure
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You Zhong, Qays Almodares, JieFu Yang, Fang Wang, Michael Fu, Magnus C Johansson
PURPOSE: Reduced blood circulation is an important feature of heart failure, and Doppler stroke distance of the left ventricular outflow tract is a measure of forward stroke volume. Several echocardiographic parameters have known prognostic implications in heart failure, but the prognostic implications of stroke distance in relation to other parameters are insufficiently known. The aim was therefore to test the hypothesis that stroke distance is associated with five-year all-cause mortality, independently of other echocardiography variables, and that stroke distance has added long-term prognostic value...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310958/increased-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-and-arterial-occlusion-in-stroke-related-to-atrial-fibrillation
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Wi-Sun Ryu, Eun-Kee Bae, Soo-Hyun Park, Sang-Wuk Jeong, Dawid Schellingerhout, Matthias Nahrendorf, Dong-Eog Kim
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether left ventricular filling pressure is associated with arterial occlusion in patients with ischemic stroke related to atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Ninety-nine patients with AF-related stroke were included. Left ventricular filling pressure was assessed by E (early mitral inflow velocity)/e' (early diastolic velocity of the mitral valve annulus velocity) ratio based on tissue Doppler echocardiography. Arterial occlusion was evaluated by computed tomography or magnetic resonance angiography...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306852/trichosporon-asahii-septic-thrombophlebitis-following-lower-extremity-amputation-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Pradeep Kumar Mada, Folusakin Ayoade, Ailing Li, John Todd
A 59-year-old man with a history of peripheral vascular disease status post femoral popliteal bypass presented with critical limb ischaemia of the left leg. An arterial Doppler ultrasound showed an occluded graft requiring an above knee amputation. Five days after surgery, the patient developed fever, leucocytosis, significant stump swelling and pain, and serosanguinous discharge from his wound. Wound swab cultures from the stump grew Trichosporon asahii A venous Doppler ultrasound revealed extensive thrombosis of the left lower extremity...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306590/new-definition-criteria-of-myocardial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-speckle-tracking-and-tissue-doppler-imaging-study
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Roxana Cristina Rimbaş, Sorina Mihăilă Baldea, Ruxandra Drăgoi Galrinho Antunes Guerra, Simona Ionela Visoiu, Mihai Rimbaş, Corina Silvia Pop, Dragoş Vinereanu
There are no clear recommendations regarding cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CC) evaluation in patients with pre-transplant liver cirrhosis. The roles of new methods, tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in the diagnosis and prognosis of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy remain controversial. We investigated the utility of TDI/STE parameters in cirrhotic cardiomyopathy diagnosis and also in predicting mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis. Left/right ventricular function was studied using conventional TDI (velocities) and STE (strain/strain rate)...
January 3, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305036/right-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-the-veteran-ultramarathon-runner-is-there-evidence-for-chronic-maladaptation
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Oliver Rothwell, Keith George, John Somauroo, Rachel Lord, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, Martin D Hoffman, Mathew Wilson, Euan Ashley, Francois Haddad, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, David Oxborough
BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that chronic exposure to prolonged strenuous exercise may result in maladaptation of the right ventricle (RV). The of this study aim was to establish RV structure and function, including septal insertion points, using conventional echocardiography and myocardial strain (ε) imaging in a veteran population of ultramarathon runners (UR) and age- and sex-matched controls. METHODS: A retrospective study design provided 40 UR (>35 years old; mean ± SD training experience, 18 ± 12 years) and 24 sedentary controls who had previously undergone conventional two-dimensional, tissue Doppler and speckle-tracking echocardiography to measure RV size and function...
January 3, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301132/optical-measurements-during-deep-brain-stimulation-lead-implantation-safety-aspects
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Peter Zsigmond, Simone Hemm-Ode, Karin Wårdell
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the most feared complication in deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. The aim of the study was to evaluate patient safety and outcome using laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) as guidance tool during DBS implantations. METHODS: An LDF probe adapted for the stereotactic system was used as guide for creation of the trajectory. The microcirculation along 83 preplanned trajectories was measured with the guide during DBS surgery for movement disorders...
January 5, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300883/left-atrial-function-to-identify-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-at-high-risk-of-stroke-new-insights-from-a-large-registry
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Melissa Leung, Philippe J van Rosendael, Rachid Abou, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Dominic Y Leung, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent risk factor for ischaemic stroke. The CHA2DS2-VASc is the most widely used risk stratification model; however, echocardiographic refinement may be useful, particularly in low risk AF patients. The present study examined the association between advanced echocardiographic parameters and ischaemic stroke, independent of CHA2DS2-VASc score. Methods and results: One thousand, three hundred and sixty-one patients (mean age 65±12 years, 74% males) with first diagnosis of AF and baseline transthoracic echocardiogram were followed by chart review for the occurrence of stroke over a mean of 7...
December 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290381/a-comparison-of-the-strain-and-tissue-doppler-based-indices-as-echocardiographic-correlates-of-the-left-ventricular-filling-pressures
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Rohan Magoon, Vishwas Malik, Arindam Choudhury, Sandeep Chauhan, Milind P Hote, Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Vishwajeet Singh
OBJECTIVES: Diastolic strain and strain rate, combined with E (peak transmitral velocity), have been proposed as novel noninvasive predictors of left ventricle (LV) filling pressures, avoiding angulation errors inherent to tissue Doppler indices (TDI). The primary objective was to study the correlation of strain-based indices (SBI) and TDI with pulmonary artery catheter-derived LV end-diastolic pressures (LVEDP). The secondary aim was to determine appropriate cut-off of indices to predict LVEDP ≥15 mmHg...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286461/ultrasonography-in-experimental-reproductive-investigations-on-rats
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Tianjuang Wang, Lidia Oltra-Rodríguez, Nuria García-Carrillo, Anibal Nieto, Yunxia Cao, María L Sánchez-Ferrer
With the development of assisted reproductive technology and the ethical limitations of research on humans, rat animal models have been widely used in reproductive medicine. In the past, the study of reproductive system development in rodents has been based on one-time histological examination of excised tissues. Recently, with the development of high-resolution transabdominal ultrasound, high-quality sonography can now be performed to evaluate the reproductive organs of rats, allowing a new method for studying the reproductive system...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286398/evaluation-of-vascular-control-mechanisms-utilizing-video-microscopy-of-isolated-resistance-arteries-of-rats
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Kathleen M Lukaszewicz, Matthew J Durand, Jessica R C Priestley, James R Schmidt, L Adrienne Allen, Aron M Geurts, Julian H Lombard
This protocol describes the use of in vitro television microscopy to evaluate vascular function in isolated cerebral resistance arteries (and other vessels), and describes techniques for evaluating tissue perfusion using Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) and microvessel density utilizing fluorescently labeled Griffonia simplicifolia (GS1) lectin. Current methods for studying isolated resistance arteries at transmural pressures encountered in vivo and in the absence of parenchymal cell influences provide a critical link between in vivo studies and information gained from molecular reductionist approaches that provide limited insight into integrative responses at the whole animal level...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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