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Title: Clinical application of transcranial Doppler monitoring for embolic signals.
Authors: Azarpazhooh, M R;Chambers, Brian R
Affiliation: National Stroke Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 5-Sep-2006
Citation: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 2006; 13(8): 799-810
Abstract: A major advantage of transcranial ultrasound is its suitability for continuous monitoring. Microembolic signals (MES) are brief, high-intensity transients that occur when particulate microemboli or gaseous microbubbles pass through the ultrasound beam. These MES have been detected in several clinical scenarios, but rarely in age-matched controls. The detection of MES provides important pathophysiological information in a variety of disorders, but their clinical importance and possible therapeutic implications are still under debate. The present article summarizes the significance of MES in different clinical settings and outlines some of the problems to be resolved so that transcranial ultrasound can be applied in clinical practice.
Internal ID Number: 16908159
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2005.12.026
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Animals
Brain Diseases.diagnosis
Carotid Artery Diseases.diagnosis
Intracranial Embolism.diagnosis
Monitoring, Physiologic
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
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