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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634733/dynamic-properties-of-human-tympanic-membrane-after-exposure-to-blast-waves
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Warren G Engles, Xuelin Wang, Rong Z Gan
Blast overpressure causes dynamic damage to middle ear components, and tympanic membrane (TM) rupture is the most frequent middle ear injury. However, it is unclear how the blast waves change mechanical properties of the TM and affect sound transmission through the ear. This paper reports the current study on dynamic properties of the TM after exposure to blast waves by using acoustic loading and laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV). The TM specimens were prepared from human temporal bones following exposures to blast overpressure...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631077/noninvasive-evaluation-of-reverse-atrial-remodeling-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-by-p-wave-dispersion
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Yuhi Fujimoto, Kenji Yodogawa, Kenta Takahashi, Ippei Tsuboi, Hiroshi Hayashi, Shunsuke Uetake, Yu-Ki Iwasaki, Meiso Hayashi, Yasushi Miyauchi, Wataru Shimizu
Atrial fibrillation (AF) itself creates structural and electrophysiological changes such as atrial enlargement, shortening of refractory period and decrease in conduction velocity, called "atrial remodeling", promoting its persistence. Although the remodeling process is considered to be reversible, it has not been elucidated in detail. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of P wave dispersion in the assessment of reverse atrial remodeling following catheter ablation of AF. Consecutive 126 patients (88 males, age 63...
June 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628420/value-of-multiparametric-us-in-the-assessment-of-intratesticular-lesions
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Thomas Auer, Tobias De Zordo, Christian Dejaco, Leonhard Gruber, Renate Pichler, Werner Jaschke, Vikram S Dogra, Friedrich Aigner
Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of multiparametric ultrasonography (US) consisting of gray-scale US, color Doppler US, strain elastography, and contrast agent-enhanced US in the assessment of intratesticular lesions. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained for this retrospective study. From January 2012 to December 2015, 55 focal testicular lesions that were indeterminate on gray-scale US scans were further characterized with color Doppler US, strain elastography, and contrast-enhanced US...
June 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628190/response-to-the-letter-concerning-the-article-atrial-electromechanical-delay-analysed-by-tissue-doppler-echocardiography%C3%A2
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Selcuk Ozturk, Fatih Oksuz, Mikail Yarlioglues
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623658/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
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Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normalgeriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). Thenormal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode,spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations betweenthe echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
June 16, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622824/toxicological-assessment-of-nano-and-micron-sized-tungsten-oxide-after-28days-repeated-oral-administration-to-wistar-rats
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Srinivas Chinde, Paramjit Grover
Tungsten oxide (WO3) nanoparticles (NPs) are being used in various applications. However, the health consequences of WO3 NPs exposure have not been explored extensively. Hence, the goal of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of WO3 NPs and their microparticles (MPs) after 28days repeated oral administration in Wistar rats. The particles were characterised by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), Brunner-Emmett-Teller (BET), X- ray diffraction (XRD), and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES)...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622670/adaptive-clutter-demodulation-for-non-contrast-ultrasound-perfusion-imaging
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Jaime Tierney, Crystal Coolbaugh, Theodore Towse, Brett Byram
Conventional Doppler ultrasound is useful for visualizing fast blood flow in large resolvable vessels. However, frame rate and tissue clutter caused by movement of the patient or sonographer make visualizing slow flow with ultrasound difficult. Patient and sonographer motion causes spectral broadening of the clutter signal, which limits ultrasound's sensitivity to velocities greater than 5-10mm/s for typical clinical imaging frequencies. To address this, we propose a clutter filtering technique that may increase the sensitivity of Doppler measurements to at least as low as 0...
June 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620941/endothelial-mechanotransduction-proteins-and-vascular-function-are-altered-by-dietary-sucrose-supplementation-in-healthy-young-male-subjects
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Lasse Gliemann, Nicolai Rytter, Mads Lindskrog, Martina H Lundberg Slingsby, Thorbjörn Åkerström, Lykke Sylow, Erik A Richter, Ylva Hellsten
Endothelial mechanotransduction is important for vascular function but alterations and activation of vascular mechanosensory proteins have not been investigated in humans. In endothelial cell culture, simple sugars effectively impair mechanosensor proteins. To study mechanosensor- and vascular function in humans, twelve young healthy male subjects supplemented their diet with 3 × 75 g sucrose day(-1) for 14 days in a randomized cross-over design. Before and after the intervention period, the hyperemic response to passive lower leg movement and active knee extensor exercise was determined by ultrasound doppler...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616561/left-atrial-appendage-function-assessment-and-thrombus-identification
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Jacek Kurzawski, Agnieszka Janion-Sadowska, Marcin Sadowski
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of thrombus in the left atrium in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and may be inconsistent because of variability in thrombus morphology. In some cases it is challenging and requires unusual approach. New Doppler-derived methods might be helpful to identify such thrombi. We evaluated quantitative differences in mechanical function of the left atrial appendage (LAA) basal segments using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in patients with non-valvular AF with and without LAA thrombus and compared them with SR patients...
March 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616541/accuracy-of-quantitative-echocardiographic-measures-of-right-ventricular-function-as-compared-to-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christian R Hamilton-Craig, Kathy Stedman, Ryan Maxwell, Bonita Anderson, Tony Stanton, Jonathan Chan, Akira Yamada, Gregory M Scalia, Darryl J Burstow
BACKGROUND: Many echocardiographic parameters have been proposed to evaluate right ventricular (RV) systolic function. We comprehensively assessed a wide range of quantitative echocardiographic parameters in a single cohort compared with same-day cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS: 92 subjects were examined prospectively: Group 1 consisted of 46 healthy controls (21 males, 33.4 ± 11.4 years), Group 2 consisted of 46 patients (20 males, 38...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616536/nt-probnp-and-diastolic-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Petra Gehle, Peter N Robinson, Frank Heinzel, Frank Edelmann, Mustafa Yigitbasi, Felix Berger, Volkmar Falk, Burkert Pieske, Ernst Wellnhofer
AIMS: Subclinical diastolic dysfuntion in patients with preclinical heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has been demonstrated in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS). We investigated the relationship between diastolic dysfunction and NT-proBNP levels in patients with MFS. METHODS AND RESULTS: NT-proBNP, C-reactive protein (CRP) and diastolic function were assessed in 217 patients with MFS (31 ± 16 y, 110 f. and in 339 patients referred for suspected MFS in whom the diagnosis was ruled out according to the Ghent nosology (30 ± 15 y, 154 f)...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616089/severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-cardiac-shunts-evolution-under-specific-treatment
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R I Negoi, I Ghiorghiu, F Filipoiu, M Hostiuc, I Negoi, C Ginghina
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Sildenafil, Bosentan and combined therapy in patients with congenital cardiac shunts associated pulmonary artery hypertension (CCS-PAH). Design: Prospective observational study (February 2011 - January 2014) with a historical control group (January 2009 - January 2011). Setting: "CC Iliescu" Institute for Emergency Cardiovascular Diseases of Bucharest, a tertiary university-affiliated center. Patients: All cases with CCS-PAH. Interventions: Specific vasodilatory therapy: Sildenafil, Bosentan or combined therapy...
April 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615148/echocardiographic-assessments-of%C3%A2-longitudinal-left-ventricular-function-in%C3%A2-healthy-english-springer-spaniels
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D Dickson, R Shave, M Rishniw, M Patteson
OBJECTIVES: To establish reference intervals for echocardiographic measures of longitudinal left ventricular function in adult English Springer spaniel (ESS) dogs. ANIMALS: This study involved 42 healthy adult ESS. METHODS: Animals were prospectively recruited from a general practice population in the United Kingdom. Dogs were examined twice, at least 12 months apart, to exclude dogs with progressive cardiac disease. Mitral annular plane systolic excursion, tissue Doppler imaging mitral annular velocities and two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiographic left ventricular longitudinal strain and strain rate were measured...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604360/chitosan-based-hydrogels-for-developing-a-small-diameter-vascular-graft-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Audrey Aussel, Noélie Thébaud, Xavier Berard, Vincenzo Brizzi, Samantha Delmond, Reine Bareille, Robin Siadous, Chloe James, Jean Ripoche, Marlène Durand, Alexandra Montembault, Béatrice Burdin, Didier Letourneur, Nicolas L'Heureux, Laurent David, Laurence Bordenave
Vascular grafts made of synthetic polymers perform poorly in small-diameter applications (cardiac and peripheral bypass). Chitosan is a biocompatible natural polymer that can provide a novel biological scaffold for tissue engineering development. The goal of this study was to demonstrate the biocompatibility of a novel chitosan preparation in vitro and in vivo, and to assess its potential as a scaffold for vascular applications. Methods and Results. A series of experiments of increasing complexity, ranging from in vitro biocompatibility and hemocompatibility tests to in vivo studies in small and large animals (rat and sheep), was performed to provide a comprehensive analysis of chitosan hydrogels' biological properties...
June 12, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603855/stress-fractures-of-the-calcaneus-diagnosed-by-sonography-report-of-8-cases
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Stefano Bianchi, Dien Hung Luong
We present a retrospective review of 8 patients (6 women and 2 men, with an age range of 46-80 years; mean age, 60.2 years) in whom sonography was used to diagnose a calcaneal stress fracture. Sonography was performed because of a clinical suspicion of soft tissue injuries. Two patients were first assessed by standard radiography; for the remaining patients, sonography was the first imaging technique used. Patients were subsequently examined by magnetic resonance imaging, except for 1 patient in whom the diagnosis was made only on a clinical-sonographic correlation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602206/strain-rate-in-children-and-young-piglets-mirrors-changes-in-contractility-and-demonstrates-a-force-frequency-relationship
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Silvia V Alvarez, Etienne Fortin-Pellerin, Mohammed Alhabdan, Jesus S Lomelin, Michal Kantoch, Joseph Atallah, Lisa K Hornberger, James Y Coe, Po-Yin Cheung, Edythe B Tham, Kandice Mah, Lily Lin, Lindsay Mills, Nee S Khoo
BACKGROUND: In adult humans and pig models, strain rate (SR) correlates strongly with invasive measures of contractility but does not demonstrate a force-frequency relationship, which is a fundamental behavior of myocardial contraction. Given the considerable maturational changes of the myocardium from fetal stages to adulthood, extrapolation of adult findings to the young heart may not be appropriate. We sought to evaluate the SR response of the immature heart to increased heart rate (HR) and inotropic stimulation...
June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599688/usefulness-of-hemodynamically-distribution-of-intranodal-vessels-in-differentiating-metastatic-neck-lymph-nodes-value-of-color-doppler-and-spectral-wave-sonogram
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Uzma Mumtaz, Ahmed Farhan, Muhammad Amjad Chaudhry, Madiha Mumtaz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic assessment of enlarged lymph nodes, based on its perfusion pattern by taking tissue diagnosis as gold standard. STUDY DESIGN: Analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Departments of Radiology and Pathology, PIMS Hospital, Islamabad, from February to May 2016. METHODOLOGY: Color sonography of patients with clinically, palpable cervical lymph nodes were carried by senior trainee under the supervision of senior radiologist...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595852/three-dimensional-model-based-segmentation-in-echocardiography-using-high-temporal-tissue-and-blood-flow-information
#19
Inge H Gerrits, Maartje M Nillesen, Livia Kapusta, Johan M Thijssen, Chris L de Korte
Accurate 3-D surface segmentation is a challenging task in echocardiography because of the relatively low image quality. We introduce a new method for 3-D segmentation of the endocardium involving temporal decorrelation of echo signals originating from tissue and blood using radiofrequency (RF) signals acquired in 3-D Doppler mode. Temporal features were extracted in 3-D Doppler mode, where a sequence of RF lines is recorded for each image line. Each set of RF lines is highly correlated because of the high pulse repetition frequency...
June 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593005/real-time-elastography-in-crohn-s-disease-feasibility-in-daily-clinical-practice
#20
Andrea Giannetti, Marco Matergi, Marco Biscontri, Francesco Tedone, Lucia Falconi, Luca Franci
Ultrasound (US) is the first-line investigation in patients with abdominal symptoms and it has a role in the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel diseases. Strain elastography (SE) is a US method for estimating tissue elasticity. This method is still not routinely used in clinical practice, although it is suggested by the EFSUMB Guidelines for the characterization of intestinal stenosis in Crohn's disease. The purpose of this Pictorial Essay is to confirm the feasibility of elastography in Crohn's disease in clinical practice by comparing elastography images with corresponding endoscopic or radiological images...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
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