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We propose a computing method for the estimation of real-time PCR amplification efficiency. It is based on a statistic delimitation of the beginning of exponentially behaving observations in real-time PCR kinetics. PCR ground fluorescence phase, non-exponential and plateau phase were excluded from the calculation process by separate mathematical algorithms.(More)
The heart rate variability is defined as variation in distance between sequential ventricular complexes in the electrocardiogram and can be given in percent by referring the standard deviation to the average values of heart rate. The bivariate distribution of heart rate variability and of heart rate shows a discrimination of the group of comatose patients(More)
Brain-stem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) were recorded in 20 subjects with brain death (mean age, 33.2 +/- 15.1 years) and 20 healthy volunteers (mean age, 29.8 +/- 6.8 years). Brain death was due to head injury (n = 14), encephalitis (n = 3), brain-stem hemorrhage (n = 1), cerebellar hemorrhage (n = 1) or cerebral infarction (n = 1). The presence,(More)
BACKGROUND For decades, monitoring depth of anesthesia was mainly based on unspecific effects of anesthetics, for example, blood pressure, heart rate, or drug concentrations. Today, electroencephalogram-based monitors promise a more specific assessment of the brain function. To date, most approaches were focused on a "head-to-head" comparison of either(More)
A multifunctional system for combined evaluation of EEG, visual (VEP), somatosensory (SEP) and auditory brainstem evoked potentials (BAEP) is introduced. For the light stimulation an array of light emitting diodes are used for tactile stimulation a vibration stimulus is applied to he distal digit of one finger. Stimulus-synchronous EEG segments are used for(More)
QiGong is an ancient and widely practiced Chinese meditation exercise. We studied the effects of QiGong on brain function with modern neuromonitoring tools in two subjects. In a male QiGong master (extremely trained practitioner), the technique induced reproducible changes in transcranial Doppler sonography, EEG, stimulus-induced 40 Hz oscillations, and(More)
Near-infrared spectroscopy is a technique used to monitor cerebral oxygenation. To validate the method, we measured regional oxygen saturation (rSo2) in the brains of 18 dead subjects (mean age, 74.4 +/- 14.6 years) 19.8 +/- 18.2 h (range, 1-73) after cessation of systemic circulation, and in 15 healthy probands (mean age, 34.2 +/- 8.7 years) with an INVOS(More)
The effects of acupuncture have been described and handed down empirically for centuries but there are few reports based on objective data. The aim of this study was to provide selective evidence of a specific effect of acupuncture on the brain and the eye using a Doppler ultrasound technique. A transcranial Doppler sonography arrangement was developed to(More)
Different anesthetic drugs can produce different electroencephalographic (EEG) patterns. Nondrug induced influences, such as surgical stimulation, may also alter the EEG in anesthetized patients. Increases of delta activity are interpreted as signs of deepening of anesthesia. These EEG patterns are sometimes also found in frontal leads after surgical(More)
A new transcranial Doppler sonography arrangement was used to monitor blood flow profiles in the supratrochlear and middle cerebral arteries simultaneously and continuously. The technique selectively demonstrated the specific effect of acupuncture on the cranial arteries, in a 25-year-old female with pigmentary retinopathy. Stimulation of points Zanzhu and(More)