Eberhard Gersing

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  • E Gersing
  • Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering
  • 1991
An apparatus for measuring the impedance of intact biological organs or parts of organs in the frequency range of 10 Hz to 10 MHz is described. In this range impedance exhibits a large dispersion, which is dependent on tissue structures. The time course of alterations of electrical impedance such as occur during ischemia can be recorded with this equipment.(More)
Electrical bioimpedance spectroscopy is a fast and relatively easily applicable method for tissue characterization. In the frequency range up to 10 MHz, current conduction through tissue is mainly determined by tissue structure, i.e. the extra- and intra-cellular compartments and the insulating cell membranes. Therefore, changes in the extra- and(More)
UNLABELLED During myocardial ischemia the phase angle phi of the complex electric impedance of myocardial tissue at 5 kHz AC exhibits a characteristic behaviour, the progress of which depends on the cardioplegic method applied. By extending the frequency range to 200 Hz and 10 MHz and by analyzing in addition to phase and magnitude also real and imaginary(More)
In order to evaluate the importance of glycogen for the hepatic tolerance to ischemia, livers of swine fed a glucose-potassium solution for premedication were perfused with either Bretschneider's HTK-solution (histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate) or with Euro-Collins-solution (EC) prior to subsequent ischemia at 25 and 5 degrees C. During ischemia, in(More)
Preischaemic doubling of the myocardial buffer capacity optimizes the energy supply of the ischaemic heart by anaerobic glycolysis. For osmotic reasons this method of improving ischaemia tolerance can only be realized in combination with cardioplegia by extracellular Na+ and Ca2+ reduction. The cardioplegic solution 'HTK' which has been developed according(More)
Two widely used electrical tomography systems, the Sheffield Mark I and the DAS-01P, were quantitatively evaluated and compared to the newly developed Goe-MF system. The performance was quantified using a hardware phantom which closely matches the real input and transfer impedances of the human thorax and allows measurements equivalent to different states(More)
Recently it has been shown that during liver ischemia at 25 degrees C the presence of glycogen, by supporting glycolytic supply, not only retards ATP decay but also leads to a corresponding delay of the rise of the electrical impedance of the ischemic organ. A sudden rise of impedance during ischemia is supposed to indicate the closure of gap junctions.(More)
The scope of this paper was to determine whether ischemic and reperfusion damage in cardiac surgery can be detected by measurement of electrical bioimpedance (EBI). Conventional pacing wires were replaced by pacing wires with sputtered iridium coating in order to reduce polarization associated with two-electrode impedance measurements. A custom-built(More)
WITH REGARD to dynamic imaging in electrical impedance tomography (EIT), theoretical deduction and practical measurements show that it is necessary to keep the peripheral geometry of the cross-section of the object under constant investigation during the reference and main measurements (a (WEBSTER 1990a, b HEIMBACK, 1990). This necessary condition, however,(More)
  • E Gersing
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1999
The electrical conduction in living tissue depends on temperature in two ways: (1) the temperature coefficients of conductivity of the intra- and extracellular electrolytes and (2) temperature-induced fluid volume shifts in the tissue. Measurements in rat skeletal muscle and tumors (DS sarcoma) during hyperthermic treatment reveal that the contribution of(More)