Cerebral oxygenation in health and disease: the end…or is it the beginning ??

A few months ago, I got the opportunity to organize a research topic, which represents a collection of articles that addresses a specific research area, to be published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology. Phil Ainslie, Niels Secher and I proposed the topic entitled Cerebral oxygenation in health and disease, which was subsequently accepted by the journal. The rest is history !

Our appointment as guest editors for this research topic comes to an end with the publication of our editorial, which presents the 18 papers (original research, review of the literature, opinion letter) included in this topic.

I would like to thank my colleagues Phil and Niels for their invaluable help, as well as all the contributors to this important research topic. As mentioned at the end of our editorial:

This research topic covers a wide range of exciting but at the same time unsettled issues related to cerebrovascular physiology with a focus on cerebral oxygenation. We hope that this e-book represents an opportunity to improve understanding in this field, as well as provide directions for further research

Although the research topic is pretty easy to access online, I have updated the Cerebrovascular Physiology links of this blog.

Go have a read and let me know what you think !


Congrats Dr Kim !

I would like to congratulate my friend Yu-Sok Kim who successfully defended his PhD thesis (Cerebral blood flow control in small vessel disease) today ! I met Yu-Sok for the first time in 2007 during my postdoc in Copenhagen. We were actually the only two people in the lab interested in diabetes ! Hopefully we will publish that paper soon !

Again, congrats Dr Kim !

Cerebrovascular physiology – article alert #89

Brain autoregulation

452- Baroreflex and Cerebral Autoregulation Are Inversely Correlated – Nasr et al.

453- A comparison of dynamic cerebral autoregulation across changes in cerebral blood flow velocity for 200 s – Müller and Osterreich

454- Static autoregulation in humans: a review and reanalysis –  Numan et al.

455- Monitoring of Cerebral Autoregulation – Czosnyka and Miller

Pre-syncope and the brain

456- Case report: (Pre)syncopal symptoms associated with a negative internal jugular venous pressure – Olesen et al.

Traumatic brain injury

457- Current concepts of optimal cerebral perfusion pressure in traumatic brain injury – Prabhakar et al.

Nitric oxide and the brain

458- Nitric oxide and cerebrovascular regulation – Tabatabaei and Girouard

High altitude and the brain

459- Ventilatory Chemosensitivity, Cerebral and Muscle Oxygenation, and Total Hemoglobin Mass Before and After a 72-Day Mt. Everest Expedition – Cheung et al.

Head/neck/body positioning and the brain

460- Effect of head and neck positioning on cerebral perfusion during shoulder arthroscopy in beach chair position – Salazar et al.

461- Prone Position Is Associated with Mild Cerebral Oxygen Desaturation in Elderly Surgical Patients – Deiner et al.

Upcoming meetings – Cerebrovascular physiology

There are two upcoming meetings that will definitely be of interest for those into cerebrovascular physiology research…

The Brain and BrainPET 2015 meeting will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from June 27th-30th, 2015.

For more information: Brain 2015

The Fifth International Meeting on Cerebral Haemodynamic Regulation (CARNet meeting) will be held in Southampton, UK, from July 13th-15th, 2015.

For more information: CARnet meeting 2015