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Forearm Blood Flow Measurement by Near Infrared Spectroscopy

  • Roberto A. De Blasi
  • Marco Ferrari
  • Giorgio Conti
  • Annamaria Mega
  • Alessandro Gasparetto
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 361)

Abstract

Evaluation of muscle contribution to total body flow can be very useful in physiological and clinical conditions. Therefore a simple non-invasive technique for the measurement of muscle blood flow based on near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) principles could find many applications. The commonly used methods for skeletal muscle flow measurement are complex and difficult to perform repeatedly under different workload conditions. We applied NIRS for the measurement of forearm blood flow (FBF) in volunteers and critically ill patients.

Keywords

Circulatory Arrest Reactive Hyperemia Near Infrared Spectroscopy Venous Occlusion Blood Flow Measurement 
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    De Blasi, R.A., M. Cope, C. Elwell, F. Safoue and M. Ferrari. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. (in press).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto A. De Blasi
    • 1
  • Marco Ferrari
    • 2
    • 3
  • Giorgio Conti
    • 1
  • Annamaria Mega
    • 1
  • Alessandro Gasparetto
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Anestesiologia e RianimazioneI Universita’ di RomaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie BiomedicheUniversita’ dell’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  3. 3.Laboratorio di Biologia CellulareIstituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly

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