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Comparison of lymph and blood flow in microvessels: coherent optical measurements
Author(s): Ekateryna I. Galanzha; Sergey S. Ulyanov; Valery V. Tuchin; Gregory E. Brill; Anastasiya V. Solov'eva; Alexey V. Sedykh
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Paper Abstract

In the present study the characteristics of blood and lymph microcirculation are investigated. The microcirculation was studied on small intestine mesentery in norm and during NG-nitro-L-arginine (L- NNA) application. The direct measurement of lymph flow velocity (parameter V) in individual microvessels was based on the technique of light intravital videomicroscopy. The first spectral moments of Doppler signal characterizing the mean velocities of lymph and blood flow in microvessels (parameters M1L and M1B) were measured by speckle- interferometrical method. Simultaneously, diameters of blood and lymph microvessels as well as parameters of phasic contractions and valve function of lymphatics were registered. The mean diamters of investigated lymphatics and venules were 170±20 μm and 8±0.5 μm, correspondingly. In 24% of lymph microvessels phasic contractions were observed. The mean flow velocity in blood microvessels was 10 times more than the one in lymphatics. L-NNA application led to variable effects on diameter of lymphatics, increased the number of microvessels with phasic contractions and modified parameters of these contractions. The mean velocity of lymph flow (V) was increased. The mean value of M1L was not changed; the M1L maximum in 75% of the lymphatics was increased. In 88% of venules M1B was decreased on 25±7%.

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Date Published: 22 November 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4163, Optical Techniques and Instrumentation for the Measurement of Blood Composition, Structure, and Dynamics, (22 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407650
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Ekateryna I. Galanzha, Saratov State Medical Univ. and Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Sergey S. Ulyanov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. and Mechanical Engineering Institute (Russia)
Gregory E. Brill, Saratov State Medical Univ. (Russia)
Anastasiya V. Solov'eva, Saratov State Medical Univ. (Russia)
Alexey V. Sedykh, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4163:
Optical Techniques and Instrumentation for the Measurement of Blood Composition, Structure, and Dynamics
Alexander V. Priezzhev; P. Ake Oberg, Editor(s)

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