Determining whether drug therapy or lifestyle changes that have reduced brachial
pressure have equally reduced central blood pressure.
The women underwent brachial
artery ultrasound to assess brachial
artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD), a preclinical disease marker that has been linked to clinical outcomes.
In effect, brachial
plexus avulsion injuries represent an inner amputation, irreversibly separating the hand from neural control.
Due to the closeness of the subclavian artery to the brachial
plexus, an aneurysm arising from this artery may lead to motor and sensory symptomatology due to the impingement of the brachial
plexus by the aneurysm (11).
plexus is a network of peripheral nerves formed by the ventral rami (also referred to as "roots") of C5 through T1.
Systolic and diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, brachial
and aortic augmentation index (Aix Brach and Aix Ao, respectively), pulse wave velocity (PWV), the diastolic reflection area (DRA), diastolic and systolic area index (DAI and SAI), and arterial age were assessed.
Key words: Botulinum toxin type A, Narakas classification, obstetric brachial
plexus palsy, physiotherapy, torticollis
Over the last 20 years our improved understanding of nerve pathophysiology, anatomy, and repair has led to advances in the treatment options for upper brachial
The diagnosis of bilateral shoulder dislocation with brachial
plexus injury was made on clinical examination and the finding on a plain radiograph that both humeral heads were in a subcoracoid position (Fig.
2005b) have recently demonstrated that young female runners with athletic-associated amenorrhea show reduced endothelial-dependent FMD of the brachial
artery compared to eumenorrheic runners.
Researchers at Athens Medical School, Greece conducted a trial involving the diameter measurement (dilatation) of the brachial
artery of healthy volunteers on three separate occasions--after taking green tea, caffeine, and hot water for a placebo effect.
The methodology and results of this paper were based on samples obtained via duplex Doppler velocities of the left brachial
artery blood vessel.
To test this assumption, the present study was designed to test the effects of GBE on distal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) blood flow and endothelium-dependent brachial
artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in healthy elderly adults, and evaluate whether a link may exist between the changes in coronary artery flow and endothelial function.
The April 23, 2007 issue of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging featured an article entitled "Upright MRI of glenohumeral dysplasia following obstetric brachial
Recently, German scientists found that the ankle brachial
index (ABI), a simple test performed by measuring blood pressure at the ankle to diagnose PAD, could help identify atherosclerosis at an early stage and predict what risk such patients carry in the future.