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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158187/white-matter-structural-integrity-and-trans-cranial-doppler-blood-flow-pulsatility-in-normal-aging
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Roman Fleysher, Michael L Lipton, Olga Noskin, Tatjana Rundek, Richard Lipton, Carol A Derby
Cerebrovascular diseases underlie many forms of age-related cognitive impairment and the mechanism linking the two is hypothesized to involve adverse changes in white matter (WM) integrity. Despite being systemic, small vessel disease does not uniformly affect WM. We performed voxel-wise analysis of MRI images to examine the association between fractional anisotropy (FA) - a diffusion tensor measure of WM structural integrity - and pulsatility index (PI) - a transcranial Doppler ultrasound measure of abnormal arterial flow - in adults over the age of 70 years who were free of stroke and dementia...
November 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157167/%C3%AE-s-globin-gene-haplotype-and-the-stroke-risk-among-egyptian-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Heba H Abou-Elew, Ilham Youssry, Shireen Hefny, Rania H Hashem, Nevine Fouad, Rania A Zayed
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF WORK: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disease of the beta globin gene. The β(S) globin gene haplotypes are Senegal, Benin, Bantu, Cameroon, Arab-Indian and atypical haplotypes. In SCD, stroke is a life-threatening event in both adults and children. In light of paucity of studies on β(S) globin gene haplotypes in Egypt, we aimed to determine β(S) globin gene haplotypes in children with SCD and study their impact on stroke risk. METHODS: Fifty-two SCD patients were included in the study, they were 26 males and 26 females with age range from 3 to 18 years old...
November 20, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137102/lateral-medullary-infarction-with-similar-features-of-brown-sequard-syndrome-caused-by-vertebrobasilar-dysplasia-and-klippel-feil-syndrome-a-case-report
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Jingzhe Han, Duanhua Cao, Guomei Ma, Tingting Wang, Ye Ji, Zhilei Kang
RATIONALE: Patients with Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) are always anomaly associated with vertebrobasilar dysplasia. That may present commonly as infarction of brainstem, medulla, and cerebellum. In this article, we reported a rare case of lateral medullary infarction (LMI) with similar features of Brown Sequard syndrome caused by vertebrobasilar dysplasia and KFS, and the 2 rare conditions that are causally related. The case is being reported because of its unusual and rare presentation...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135481/role-and-limitations-of-transcranial-doppler-and-brain-death-of-patients-on-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Mino Cestari, André L N Gobatto, Mauricio Hoshino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131095/intracranial-internal-carotid-artery-wall-calcification-in-ischemic-strokes-treated-with-thrombolysis
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Miguel Tábuas-Pereira, João Sargento-Freitas, Fernando Silva, Joana Parra, Patrícia Mendes, Vera Seara, Miguel Mesquita, Mariana Baptista, Gustavo Cordeiro, Luis Cunha
BACKGROUND: Calcifications are an important element of atherosclerotic plaques and have been used as a marker of atherosclerosis and clinical outcome predictor in different vascular territories. CT-scan, performed in the acute ischemic stroke setting, can reliably detect intracranial arterial calcifications. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between intracranial internal carotid artery calcification and functional outcome, symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), recanalization, and death...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130477/transcranial-doppler-and-lower-extremity-function-in-older-adults-einstein-aging-study
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Ali Ezzati, Tatjana Rundek, Joe Verghese, Carol A Derby
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) measures of mean blood flow velocity (MBFV) in the major cerebral arteries are associated with measures of lower extremity function in community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Community sample. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 70 and older (mean 79.5, 54% female) without dementia participating in the Einstein Aging Study (N = 200)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129735/arterial-stiffness-and-cerebral-hemodynamic-pulsatility-during-cognitive-engagement-in-younger-and-older-adults
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Kevin S Heffernan, Jacqueline A Augustine, Wesley K Lefferts, Nicole L Spartano, William E Hughes, Randall S Jorgensen, Brooks B Gump
This study examined central artery stiffness and hemodynamic pulsatility during cognitive engagement in younger and older adults. METHODS: Vascular-hemodynamic measures were completed in 19 younger (age 35±1yrs) and 20 older (age 69±2yrs) adults at rest and during a Stroop task. Aortic stiffness (carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, PWV) and carotid pulse pressure (PP) were assessed using applanation tonometry. Carotid stiffness was assessed as a single-point PWV using Doppler Ultrasound...
November 10, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119369/clinical-importance-of-temporal-bone-features-for-the-efficacy-of-contrast-enhanced-sonothrombolysis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-nor-sass-trial
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Vojtech Novotny, Aliona Nacu, Christopher E Kvistad, Annette Fromm, Gesche F Neckelmann, Andrej N Khanevski, Haakon Tobro, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Halvor Naess, Lars Thomassen, Nicola Logallo
Contrast-enhanced sonothrombolysis (CEST) seems to be a safe and promising treatment in acute ischemic stroke. It remains unknown if temporal bone features may influence the efficacy of CEST. We investigated the association between different temporal bone features on admission computed tomography (CT) scan and the outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients included in the randomized Norwegian Sonothrombolysis in Acute Stroke Study (NOR-SASS). Patients diagnosed as stroke mimics and those with infratentorial stroke or with incorrect insonation were excluded...
November 8, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117957/nocturnal-oxyhemoglobin-desaturation-and-arteriopathy-in-a-pediatric-sickle-cell-disease-cohort
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Nomazulu Dlamini, Dawn E Saunders, Michael Bynevelt, Sara Trompeter, Timothy C Cox, Romola S Bucks, Fenella J Kirkham
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study of sickle cell disease (SCD) was to determine whether arteriopathy, measurable as intracranial vessel signal loss on magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), was associated with low nocturnal hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SpO2) or hemolytic rate, measurable as reticulocytosis or unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. METHODS: Ninety-five East London children with SCD without prior stroke had overnight pulse oximetry, of whom 47 (26 boys, 39 hemoglobin SS; mean age 9...
November 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113527/the-relationship-between-spatial-ability-cerebral-blood-flow-and-learning-with-dynamic-images-a-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography-study
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Jay J Loftus, Michele Jacobsen, Timothy D Wilson
Determining the effect of dynamic images on learning is often limited to performance measures. This study explores the impact from the perspective of cerebral blood flow in the brain during learning. Performance and neurophysiological response in high and low spatial ability were compared during learning with dynamic images. Individuals with high spatial ability appear to be better suited to learn with complex images such as dynamic images that move in time and space. The results presented here suggest that spatial ability can help to determine the effectiveness of the media we use for teaching...
November 7, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111029/hematoma-volume-is-a-predictive-factor-of-disturbed-autoregulation-after-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Hongyin Ma, Zhen-Ni Guo, Xin Sun, Jia Liu, Shan Lv, Lu Zhao, Weitong Guo, Hang Jin, Yi Yang
BACKGROUND: Dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA) is probably disturbed after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and could be an independent predictor of clinical outcome. Clinical determinants of dCA status after ICH need to be further elucidated. METHODS: We finally enrolled 53 patients diagnosed with supratentorial ICH within 6days from onset. DCA was assessed 4-6days after ICH onset by monitoring middle cerebral artery blood flow velocities and simultaneous arterial blood pressure continuously, utilizing transcranial Doppler combined with a servo-controlled finger plethysmograph...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103148/cerebrovascular-co2-reactivity-during-isoflurane-nitrous-oxide-anesthesia-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure
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Kazuyoshi Ishida, Masato Uchida, Kohji Utada, Atsuo Yamashita, Satoshi Yamashita, Shiro Fukuda, Mishiya Matsumoto, Takefumi Sakabe
PURPOSE: We assessed the cerebrovascular CO2 reactivity (CO2R) in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients without diabetes mellitus (DM), uncontrolled hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, or neurological disease under isoflurane-nitrous oxide anesthesia. METHODS: Forty-nine patients undergoing surgery, including 36 CRF patients (30 receiving dialysis and six pre-dialysis patients) and 13 patients without CRF (controls). Middle cerebral artery flow velocity (VMCA) was measured by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography at an end-tidal CO2 of 35 to 45 mmHg...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091052/transcranial-doppler-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-indicates-regional-gray-matter-cerebral-perfusion
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Evan P Pasha, Takashi Tarumi, Andreana P Haley, Hirofumi Tanaka
INTRODUCTION: We determined if transcranial color-coded Doppler derived hemodynamics are associated with MRI based cerebral blood flow (CBF) in regions clinically important to dementia in healthy middle-aged adults. METHODS: In thirty subjects (18m/12f; age=52±1 years), blood flow velocity (BFV) and cerebrovascular conductance (CVC) were measured with transcranial color-coded Doppler (TCCD) at the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and cerebral blood flow (CBF) was assessed with arterial spin labeled perfusion MRI...
November 1, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084088/intracochlear-measurements-of-interaural-time-and-level-differences-conveyed-by-bilateral-bone-conduction-systems
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Nyssa F Farrell, Renee M Banakis Hartl, Victor Benichoux, Andrew D Brown, Stephen P Cass, Daniel J Tollin
HYPOTHESIS: Intracochlear pressures (PIC) and stapes velocity (Vstap) elicited by bilaterally placed bone-anchored hearing devices (BAHD) will be systematically modulated by imposed interaural time (ITD) and level differences (ILD), demonstrating the potential for users of bilateral BAHD to access these binaural cues. BACKGROUND: BAHD are traditionally implanted unilaterally under the assumption that transcranial cross-talk limits interaural differences. Recent studies have demonstrated improvements in binaural and spatial performance with bilateral BAHD; however, objective measures of binaural cues from bilateral BAHDs are lacking...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081146/-test-performance-of-transcranial-doppler-from-destruction-to-construction
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W H Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075554/oxiracetam-or-fastigial-nucleus-stimulation-reduces-cognitive-injury-at-high-altitude
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ShengLi Hu, JianTao Shi, Wei Xiong, WeiNa Li, LiChao Fang, Hua Feng
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment is common in people travelling to high altitude. Oxiracetam and electrical stimulation of cerebellar fastigial nucleus may have beneficial impacts. This study was to investigate the effects of preconditioning with Oxiracetam or fastigial nucleus stimulation (FNS) on cognitive decline following the ascension to high altitude. METHODS: The study was conducted on 60 male military voluntary members who were divided into control group, Oxiracetam group, and fastigial nucleus stimulation group...
October 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075198/impacts-of-simulated-weightlessness-by-dry-immersion-on-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-and-cerebral-autoregulation
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Marc Kermorgant, Florian Leca, Nathalie Nasr, Marc-Antoine Custaud, Thomas Geeraerts, Marek Czosnyka, Dina N Arvanitis, Jean-Michel Senard, Anne Pavy-Le Traon
Dry immersion (DI) is used to simulate weightlessness. We investigated in healthy volunteers if DI induces changes in ONSD, as a surrogate marker of intracranial pressure (ICP) and how these changes could affect cerebral autoregulation (CA). Changes in ICP were indirectly measured by changes in optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD). 12 healthy male volunteers underwent 3 days of DI. ONSD was indirectly assessed by ocular ultrasonography. Cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) of the middle cerebral artery was gauged using transcranial Doppler ultrasonography...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071967/-efficacy-of-modified-acupuncture-method-at-renying-st-9-for-patients-with-cervical-spondylosis-of-vertebral-artery-type-and-its-impact-on-velocity-of-cervical-blood-flow
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Xing-Hua Gui, Chao-Yang Ma, Lei Tang, Wen-Jun Wan, Yan-Fu Wang, Fen Xu, Shun-Yu Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of modified acupuncture at Renying point (ST 9) for patients with cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type and its influence on velocity of cervical blood flow. METHODS: Fifty-nine cases of vertebral artery type cervical spondylosis were randomly divided into control group (n=30) and treatment group (n=29). Both groups were acupunctured at ST 9, with routine acupuncture technique used in the control group and modified technique in the treatment group, respectively...
April 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063453/right-to-left-shunt-may-be-prone-to-affect-the-white-matter-integrity-of-posterior-circulation-in-migraine-without-aura
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Hui Xie, Yitong Bian, Zhijie Jian, Kang Huo, Rui Liu, Dan Zhu, Lihui Zhang, Jun Wu, Jian Yang, Jixin Liu, Guogang Luo
Numerous studies have indicated an association between migraine and right-to-left shunt. However, little is known about whether right-to-left shunt has an effect on the migraine brain. This observational study aims to explore the impact of right-to-left shunt on the brain of migraine without aura on microstructural level. Thirty-five patients with migraine without aura were enrolled in this study. Contrast-enhanced Transcranial Doppler was performed to evaluate the status of right-to-left shunt. Three-dimensional T1-weighted and diffusion tensor images were acquired for data analysis...
October 23, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060774/regression-based-noninvasive-estimation-of-intracranial-pressure
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Andrea Fanelli, Frederick W Vonberg, Rohan Jaishankar, Syed M Imaduddin, Robert C Tasker, Thomas Heldt
Monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) is indicated in patients with a variety of conditions affecting the brain and cerebrospinal fluid space. The measurement of ICP, however, is highly invasive as it requires placement of a catheter in the brain tissue or cerebral ventricular spaces. Several noninvasive techniques have been proposed to overcome this issue, and one class of approaches is based on analyzing cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) and arterial blood pressure (ABP) waveforms to infer ICP. Here, we analyze a physiologic model linking ICP to CBFV and ABP and present a regression-based approach to estimating ICP...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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