Upcoming CARNet meeting

The sixth international meeting on Cerebral Haemodynamic Regulation (CARNet meeting), will be held between June 28th and July 2nd, 2016 in Boston, USA, in association with the 16th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Neuromonitoring.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it this year. Still, this meeting should be an amazing one for those interested in the blood pressure-cerebral blood flow relationship and more generally to cerebrovascular physiology.

Make sure to attend if you can !

Hello again !

Hey guys ! It has been a REALLY long time ! But I think that it is now the right moment to reactivate this blog, now that I know a lot more people online who are interested in cerebrovascular physiology. I will take the next few weeks to adjust but come say hello !

chat soon !


2nd Cardiovascular Ultrasound Summer School – UBC-Okanagan

Below is a message from Phil Ainslie regarding an amazing opportunity to learn about cardiovascular ultrasound. A link to the program appears at the end of this post:

Dear Colleagues

We still have a few places remaining on our Cardiovascular Ultrasound Summer School being held by the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan Campus, Canada (July 13 – 17, 2015) and have extended the registration deadline to May 31st 2015.

This course is aimed at students, researchers and academics wishing to develop vascular, cardiac and/or cerebrovascular ultrasound skills in the context of health and exercise sciences research.

UBC-Okanagan is set in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley which is a diverse natural region with sandy beaches, beautiful lakes, vineyards, orchards and golf courses. Each day concludes with a social event including golf, climbing and wine tasting. There will also be a dinner reception on lake Okanagan for all participants at the end of the course. We hope these social gatherings will create a vibrant and collegial environment for workshop participants to interact with international experts and to encourage informal scientific discourse and long-lasting international collaborations. Please consider attending or sending some of your trainees / fellows.

Please see attached program inclusive of important information and online payment details.  For more information, please also visit our website:  http://chlvh.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require further details.

Yours sincerely

Phil Ainslie

Link to the program: 2nd Cardiovascaulr Ultrasound Summer School 2015

Updated Cerebrovascular Physiology Links – 17/12/2014

I have updated the Cerebrovascular Physiology Links. You will now see a link to the lab of Dr Hélène Girouard from Université de Montréal. Her research interests are related to cerebrovascular pharmacology, neurovascular coupling and interactions between astrocytes and blood vessels.

In addition, I have added a new section entitled “Theses”, where you will find MSc/PhD theses discussing cerebrovacular physiology related issues. If you would like to have your thesis added to this new section, just let me know !

Cerebrovascular physiology – article alert #91

Migraine and brain blood flow

472- Migraine and cerebral blood flow in the general population – Loehrer et al.

Orthostatic hypotension and the brain

473- Influence of nocturnal and daytime sleep on initial orthostatic hypotension – Lewis et al.

Cerebrovascular regulation

474- Rapid pressure-to-flow dynamics of cerebral autoregulation induced by instantaneous changes of arterial CO2 – Liu et al.

475- Relationship Between Cerebral Blood Flow and Blood Pressure in Long-Term Heart Transplant Recipients – Smirl et al.

476- Cerebral autoregulation is minimally influenced by the superior cervical ganglion in two- week-old lambs, and absent in preterm lambs immediately following delivery – Czynski et al.

Exercise/fitness and the brain

477- Effects of interval training on cognitive functioning and cerebral oxygenation in obese patients: A pilot study – Drigny et al.

478- Improved cerebral oxygenation response and executive performance as a function of cardiorespiratory fitness in older women: a fNIRS study – Albinet et al.

LVAD and the brain

479- Effect of pulsatile and nonpulsatile flow on cerebral perfusion in patients with left ventricular assist devices – Cornwell et al.

Diabetes and the brain

480- Cerebral perfusion in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes – Rusinek et al.

Nitrate and the brain

481- Dietary nitrate facilitates an acetazolamide-induced increase in cerebral blood flow during visual stimulation – Aamand et al.

Cerebrovascular reactivity

482- Factors affecting the determination of cerebrovascular reactivity – Regan et al.

Cerebrovascular physiology – article alert #90

Orthostatic tolerance and the brain

462- Impact of hypocapnia and cerebral perfusion on orthostatic tolerance – Lewis et al.

463- Phenylephrine Alteration of Cerebral Blood Flow During Orthostasis; Effect on N-Back Performance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Medow et al.

Cerebral autoregulation

464- Does the static cerebral autoregulatory plateau have a finite slope in healthy preterm neonates? Toksvang and Berg

465- Dynamic cerebral autoregulation after bed rest: effects of volume loading and exercise countermeasures – Jeong et al.

466- Integrative physiological and computational approaches to understand autonomic control of cerebral autoregulation – Tan and Taylor

467- Arterial pressure above the upper cerebral autoregulation limit during cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with postoperative delirium – Hori et al.

468- Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position Is Associated with Diminished Cerebral Autoregulation but No Differences in Postoperative Cognition or Brain Injury Biomarker Levels Compared with Supine Positioning: The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Beach Chair Study – Laflam et al.

Exercise and the brain

469- The effect of changes in cerebral blood flow on cognitive function during exercise – Ogoh et al.

470- Acute exercise stress reveals cerebrovascular benefits associated with moderate gains in cardiorespiratory fitness – Brugniaux et al.

Traumatic brain injury

471- Cerebrovascular regulation, exercise, and mild traumatic brain injury – Tan et al.