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Middle cerebral arterial flow changes on transcranial color and spectral Doppler sonography in patients with increased intracranial pressure.
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PMID:  25425369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: Intracranial pressure usually increases after severe brain injury. However, a method for noninvasive evaluation of intracranial pressure is still lacking. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential role of transcranial color Doppler sonography in assessing intracranial pressure by observing the middle cerebral artery blood flow parameters in patients with increased intracranial pressure of varying etiology.
METHODS: The hemodynamic changes in the middle cerebral artery in patients with varying degrees of increased intracranial pressure were investigated by transcranial color Doppler sonography in 93 patients who had emergency surgery for brain injury.
RESULTS: Middle cerebral artery Doppler flow spectra changed regularly as intracranial pressure increased. The pulsatility index (PI) and resistive index (RI) had a significantly positive correlation with intracranial pressure (r = 0.90 and 0.89, respectively; P< .001), whereas the middle cerebral artery diastolic velocity showed a significant negative correlation with intracranial pressure (r = -0.52; P< .01). A receiver operating characteristic curve showed that the RI and PI cutoff values were 0.705 and 1.335, respectively, for predicting increased intracranial pressure, with sensitivity of 0.885 and specificity of 0.970.
CONCLUSIONS: In addition to the PI and RI, middle cerebral artery diastolic flow velocity measurement by transcranial color Doppler sonography may also be a useful variable for evaluating intracranial pressure in patients with acute brain injury.
Yu Wang; Yun-You Duan; Hai-Yan Zhou; Li-Jun Yuan; Li Zhang; Wei Wang; Li-Hong Li; Liang Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2131-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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