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Doppler sonographic evaluation of cerebral blood flow in anemia resulting from chronic renal failure.
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PMID:  15972709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to describe Doppler sonographic measurement of cerebral blood flow in anemia secondary to chronic renal failure and to compare the results with data gathered from healthy control subjects. We also aimed to compare vertebral and internal carotid artery blood flows to see whether any alteration of dominance in cerebral blood supply would occur. METHODS: We studied 27 predialytic patients with chronic anemia resulting from chronic renal failure and 20 healthy control subjects by means of extracranial Doppler sonography. In these patients, blood flows of bilateral internal carotid and vertebral arteries were measured, and net vertebral artery, net internal carotid artery, and total cerebral blood flows were estimated. Statistical significance was observed between groups, and the data were correlated with hemoglobin level. Variation of the difference of the Doppler measurements between case and control groups by side (left or right) or disease status (patient or control subject) was analyzed. RESULTS: From the assessed Doppler parameters, only cerebral blood flow and right and net vertebral artery blood flows had a significant difference between groups (P < .05) and showed a negative correlation with hemoglobin level. Vertebral artery blood flow was found to have significant interactions with disease status (P = .009) and side (P = .054). CONCLUSIONS: Right vertebral artery blood flow is most prone to increase in chronic anemia of chronic renal failure. This effect also appears as increasing net vertebral artery blood flow and cerebral blood flow.
Alpay Haktanir; Serap Demir; Murat Acar; Kagan Ucok; Ramazan Albayrak; Aylin Yucel; Cigdem Gokce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-23     Completed Date:  2006-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  947-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Afyon Kocatepe University Medical Faculty, Kirmizi Hastane, 03120 Afyon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anemia / etiology*,  physiopathology
Carotid Artery, Internal / ultrasonography
Cerebrovascular Circulation / physiology*
Hemoglobins / analysis
Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
Middle Aged
Reference Values
Regional Blood Flow / physiology
Ultrasonography, Doppler / methods*
Vertebral Artery / ultrasonography
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