Stephanie T. Deverson

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The contributions of beat-to-beat changes in mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) and breath-by-breath fluctuations in end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) as determinants of the spontaneous variability of cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) were studied in 16 normal subjects at rest. The two input variables (MABP and EtCO2) had significant cross-correlations with CBFV but(More)
Arterial pCO2 is known to influence cerebral autoregulation but its effect on the dynamic relationship between mean arterial blood pressure (ABP) and mean cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV), obtained from spontaneous fluctuations in ABP, has not been established. In 16 normal subjects, ABP was measured non-invasively (Finapres), CBFV was estimated with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Dynamic methods of measuring cerebral autoregulation have become an accepted alternative to static evaluation. This article aims to describe a set of data collected from healthy volunteers by a dynamic method, the purpose being to qualify and quantify expected results for those who may be designing a study using this technique. (More)
A knowledge of beam shape is desirable for many Doppler ultrasound applications, and is especially important for transcranial Doppler recordings where the beam may undergo significant distortion by the skull. Although it may not be possible to determine the precise beam shape for individual cases due to variations in the physical characteristics of the(More)
The power of a Doppler signal is theoretically proportional to the volume of blood within the sample volume of an ultrasound (US) beam and, hence, may provide a means of detecting in vivo changes in the cross-sectional area of cerebral vessels, such as the middle cerebral artery. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between power and(More)
Theory suggests that, under certain ideal circumstances, the power of a Doppler signal is proportional to the size of the vessel from which it is recorded and can, therefore, be used to assess the scale of any changes in vessel size that occur during clinical recordings of cerebral blood flow. However, the relationship between signal power and vessel size(More)
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