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See detailAssessment of ventricular-arterial coupling with a model-based sensor
Desaive, Thomas ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; GHUYSEN, Alexandre ULg et al

in Proceedings of CONTROL 2010 (2010)

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See detailPatient-specific modelling of cardiovascular dysfunction: Identifying models of pulmonary embolism in pigs
Desaive, Thomas ULg; Revie, J; Hann, CE et al

in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Cardiovascular System Dynamics Society (2010)

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See detailTime varying elastance estimation in an 8 camber cardiovascular system model
Desaive, Thomas ULg; Chase, J. G.; Hann, C. E. et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2010), 36(2), 151-151

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See detailUnique parameter identification for cardiac diagnosis in critical care using minimal data sets.
Hann, C. E.; Chase, J. G.; Desaive, Thomas ULg et al

in Computer Methods & Programs in Biomedicine (2010)

Lumped parameter approaches for modelling the cardiovascular system typically have many parameters of which a significant percentage are often not identifiable from limited data sets. Hence, significant ... [more ▼]

Lumped parameter approaches for modelling the cardiovascular system typically have many parameters of which a significant percentage are often not identifiable from limited data sets. Hence, significant parts of the model are required to be simulated with little overall effect on the accuracy of data fitting, as well as dramatically increasing the complexity of parameter identification. This separates sub-structures of more complex cardiovascular system models to create uniquely identifiable simplified models that are one to one with the measurements. In addition, a new concept of parameter identification is presented where the changes in the parameters are treated as an actuation force into a feed back control system, and the reference output is taken to be steady state values of measured volume and pressure. The major advantage of the method is that when it converges, it must be at the global minimum so that the solution that best fits the data is always found. By utilizing continuous information from the arterial/pulmonary pressure waveforms and the end-diastolic time, it is shown that potentially, the ventricle volume is not required in the data set, which was a requirement in earlier published work. The simplified models can also act as a bridge to identifying more sophisticated cardiac models, by providing an initial set of patient specific parameters that can reveal trends and interactions in the data over time. The goal is to apply the simplified models to retrospective data on groups of patients to help characterize population trends or un-modelled dynamics within known bounds. These trends can assist in improved prediction of patient responses to cardiac disturbance and therapy intervention with potentially smaller and less invasive data sets. In this way a more complex model that takes into account individual patient variation can be developed, and applied to the improvement of cardiovascular management in critical care. [less ▲]

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See detailLe couplage ventriculoartériel : du concept aux applications cliniques
Morimont, Philippe ULg; Lambermont, Bernard ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg et al

in Réanimation (2009), 18(3), 201-206

L’interaction entre le ventricule et le réseau vasculaire est un déterminant majeur de la performance cardiaque globale, particulièrement en présence d’une insuffisance ventriculaire préalable ... [more ▼]

L’interaction entre le ventricule et le réseau vasculaire est un déterminant majeur de la performance cardiaque globale, particulièrement en présence d’une insuffisance ventriculaire préalable. L’évaluation du couplage ventriculoartériel grâce à la mesure de l’élastance ventriculaire, comme reflet de la contractilité et de l’élastance artérielle, en tant qu’indice de post-charge, permet de quantifier cette interaction. Des travaux récents illustrent l’intérêt clinique de ce concept. Jusqu’à présent, son utilisation restait toutefois marginale en raison de la nécessité de recourir à des mesures invasives et complexes. Le développement des techniques d’imagerie non invasive et de traitement des signaux permet actuellement d’envisager l’utilisation de ce concept en pratique clinique courante. [less ▲]

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See detailUnique parameter identification for model-based cardiac diagnosis in critical care
Hann, C. E.; Chase, J. G.; Desaive, Thomas ULg et al

in IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2009), 7(PART 1), 169-174

Lumped parameter approaches for modeling the cardiovascular system typically have many parameters of which many are not identifiable. The conventional approach is to only identify a small subset of ... [more ▼]

Lumped parameter approaches for modeling the cardiovascular system typically have many parameters of which many are not identifiable. The conventional approach is to only identify a small subset of parameters to match measured data, and to set the remaining parameters at population values. These values are often based on animal data or the "average human" response. The problem, is that setting many parameters at nominal fixed values, may introduce dynamics that are not present in a specific patient. As parameter numbers and model complexity increase, more clinical data is required for validation and the model limitations are harder to quantify. This paper considers the modeling and the parameter identification simultaneously, and creates models that are one to one with the measurements. That is, every input parameter into the model is uniquely optimized to capture the clinical data and no parameters are set at population values. The result is a geometrical characterization of a previously developed six chamber heart model, and a completely patient specific approach to cardiac diagnosis in critical care. In addition, simplified sub-structures of the six chamber model are created to provide very fast and accurate parameter identification from arbitrary starting points and with no prior knowledge on the parameters. Furthermore, by utilizing continuous information from the arterial/pulmonary pressure waveforms and the end-diastolic time, it is shown that only the stroke volumes of the ventricles are required for adequate cardiac diagnosis. This reduced data set is more practical for an intensive care unit as the maximum and minimum volumes are no longer needed, which was a requirement in prior work. The simplified models can also act as a bridge to identifying more sophisticated cardiac models, by providing a generating set of waveforms that the complex models can match to. Most importantly, this approach does not have any predefined assumptions on patient dynamics other than the basic model structure, and is thus suitable for improving cardiovascular management in critical care by optimizing therapy for individual patients. © 2009 IFAC. [less ▲]

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See detailAsthme aigu grave: une affection qui demeure redoutable.
D'Orio, Virginie ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Lambermont, Bernard ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(7-8), 377-81

Severe exacerbations of asthma can be life-threatening if not aggressively treated. Despite the publication of therapeutic guidelines developed by experts in this field and people education programs ... [more ▼]

Severe exacerbations of asthma can be life-threatening if not aggressively treated. Despite the publication of therapeutic guidelines developed by experts in this field and people education programs, early recognition and characterization of patients at risk for fatal asthma remain scarce. We report the case of a young lady suffering from acute exacerbation of asthma responsible for intensive care admission with long term mechanical ventilation due to the lack in initial appropriate care. [less ▲]

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See detailL'appendagite epiploique. Un diagnostic meconnu.
Jobe, Jérôme ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Meunier, Paul ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(7-8), 382-5

Epiploic appendagitis is the term used to describe the inflammation of an epiploic appendage. These small masses of fat distributed along the colon, from the caecum to the recto-sigmoid junction can ... [more ▼]

Epiploic appendagitis is the term used to describe the inflammation of an epiploic appendage. These small masses of fat distributed along the colon, from the caecum to the recto-sigmoid junction can inflammate by torsion, spontaneously or secondarily with the inflammation of an anatomical structure in the neighbourhood. Symptomatology may mimic retro-caecal appendicitis or diverticulitis and the diagnosis by CT avoids unnecessary surgery or hospitalization. Indeed, under conservative treatment by AINS and analgesics, symptomatology regresses in about five days. In this article, we relate the case of a patient with a typical clinical presentation, to remind the elements of this pathological entity. [less ▲]

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See detailRobust parameter identification for model-based cardiac diagnosis in critical care
Hann, C. E.; Chase, J. C.; Desaive, Thomas ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Symposium on Modeling and Control in Biomedical Systems (MCBMS09) (2009)

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See detailPatient specific model of the cardiovascular system during septic shock
Desaive, Thomas ULg; Chase, J. G.; Lambermont, Bernard ULg et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2009), 35(suppl. 1), 80

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See detailModel-based therapeutics for the cardiovascular system - a clinical focus
Hann, C. E.; Chase, J. G.; Desaive, Thomas ULg et al

in 6th IFAC Symposium on Modeling and Control in Biomedical Systems (MCBMS09) (2009)

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See detailEffective arterial elastance as an index of pulmonary vascular load.
Morimont, Philippe ULg; Lambermont, Bernard ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg et al

in American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2008), 294(6), 2736-42

The aim of this study was to test whether the simple ratio of right ventricular (RV) end-systolic pressure (Pes) to stroke volume (SV), known as the effective arterial elastance (Ea), provides a valid ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to test whether the simple ratio of right ventricular (RV) end-systolic pressure (Pes) to stroke volume (SV), known as the effective arterial elastance (Ea), provides a valid assessment of pulmonary arterial load in case of pulmonary embolism- or endotoxin-induced pulmonary hypertension. Ventricular pressure-volume (PV) data (obtained with conductance catheters) and invasive pulmonary arterial pressure and flow waveforms were simultaneously recorded in two groups of six pure Pietran pigs, submitted either to pulmonary embolism (group A) or endotoxic shock (group B). Measurements were obtained at baseline and each 30 min after injection of autologous blood clots (0.3 g/kg) in the superior vena cava in group A and after endotoxin infusion in group B. Two methods of calculation of pulmonary arterial load were compared. On one hand, Ea provided by using three-element windkessel model (WK) of the pulmonary arterial system [Ea(WK)] was referred to as standard computation. On the other hand, similar to the systemic circulation, Ea was assessed as the ratio of RV Pes to SV [Ea(PV) = Pes/SV]. In both groups, although the correlation between Ea(PV) and Ea(WK) was excellent over a broad range of altered conditions, Ea(PV) systematically overestimated Ea(WK). This offset disappeared when left atrial pressure (Pla) was incorporated into Ea [Ea * (PV) = (Pes - Pla)/SV]. Thus Ea * (PV), defined as the ratio of RV Pes minus Pla to SV, provides a convenient, useful, and simple method to assess the pulmonary arterial load and its impact on the RV function. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of functional residual capacity and static compliance of the respiratory system during a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) ramp procedure in an experimental model of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Lambermont, Bernard ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Janssen, Nathalie ULg et al

in Critical Care (2008), 12(4), 91

INTRODUCTION: Functional residual capacity (FRC) measurement is now available on new ventilators as an automated procedure. We compared FRC, static thoracopulmonary compliance (Crs) and PaO2 evolution in ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION: Functional residual capacity (FRC) measurement is now available on new ventilators as an automated procedure. We compared FRC, static thoracopulmonary compliance (Crs) and PaO2 evolution in an experimental model of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) during a reversed, sequential ramp procedure of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) changes to investigate the potential interest of combined FRC and Crs measurement in such a pathologic state. METHODS: ARDS was induced by oleic acid injection in six anesthetised pigs. FRC and Crs were measured, and arterial blood samples were taken after induction of ARDS during a sequential ramp change of PEEP from 20 cm H2O to 0 cm H2O by steps of 5 cm H2O. RESULTS: ARDS was responsible for significant decreases in FRC, Crs and PaO2 values. During ARDS, 20 cm H2O of PEEP was associated with FRC values that increased from 6.2 +/- 1.3 to 19.7 +/- 2.9 ml/kg and a significant improvement in PaO2. The maximal value of Crs was reached at a PEEP of 15 cm H2O, and the maximal value of FRC at a PEEP of 20 cm H2O. From a PEEP value of 15 to 0 cm H2O, FRC and Crs decreased progressively. CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that combined FRC and Crs measurements may help to identify the optimal level of PEEP. Indeed, by taking into account the value of both parameters during a sequential ramp change of PEEP from 20 cm H2O to 0 cm H2O by steps of 5 cm H2O, the end of overdistension may be identified by an increase in Crs and the start of derecruitment by an abrupt decrease in FRC. [less ▲]

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See detailModel-based diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism - results from a porcine model
Desaive, Thomas ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Kolh, Philippe ULg et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2008), 34(suppl. 1), 78

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See detailDissection isolée de l'artère mésentérique supérieure : à propos d'un cas
Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Meunier, Paul ULg; Van Damme, Hendrik ULg et al

in Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie (2008), 57(4), 238-42

We report the case of a 38-year-old man admitted at the emergency department for abdominal pain of abrupt onset. Computed tomographic examination revealed a spontaneous isolated dissection of the superior ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a 38-year-old man admitted at the emergency department for abdominal pain of abrupt onset. Computed tomographic examination revealed a spontaneous isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery and an anevrysm of the coeliac artery caused by the arcuate ligament. Outcome was favorable under conservative medical treatment and a three months follow-up was uneventful. This observation offers the opportunity to present recent insights concerning this pathology. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois. Une ingestion indigeste"."
Jobe, Jérôme ULg; Brasseur, Edmond ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2008), 63(2), 57-8

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See detailModel-based identification and diagnosis of a porcine model of induced endotoxic shock with hemofiltration
Starfinger, C.; Chase, J. G.; Hann, C. E. et al

in Mathematical Biosciences (2008), 216(2), 132-139

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See detailAlteration of Right Ventricular-Pulmonary Vascular Coupling in a Porcine Model of Progressive Pressure Overloading
Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Lambermont, Bernard ULg; Kolh, Philippe ULg et al

in Shock (Augusta, Ga.) (2008), 29(2), 197-204

In acute pulmonary embolism, right ventricular (RV) failure may result from exceeding myocardial contractile resources with respect to the state of vascular afterload. We investigated the adaptation of RV ... [more ▼]

In acute pulmonary embolism, right ventricular (RV) failure may result from exceeding myocardial contractile resources with respect to the state of vascular afterload. We investigated the adaptation of RV performance in a porcine model of progressive pulmonary embolism. Twelve anesthetized pigs were randomly divided into two groups: gradual pulmonary arterial pressure increases by three injections of autologous blood clot (n = 6) or sham-operated controls (n = 6). Right ventricular pressure-volume (PV) loops were recorded using a conductance catheter. Right ventricular contractility was estimated by the slope of the end-systolic PV relationship (Ees). Afterload was referred to as pulmonary arterial elastance (Ea) and assessed using a four-element Windkessel model. Right ventricular-arterial coupling (Ees/Ea) and efficiency of energy transfer (from PV area to external mechanical work [stroke work]) were assessed at baseline and every 30 min for 4 h. Eaincreased progressively after embolization, from 0.26 +/- 0.04 to 2.2 +/- 0.7 mmHg mL (P < 0.05). Ees increased from 1.01 +/-0.07 to 2.35 +/- 0.27 mmHg mL (P < 0.05) after the first two injections but failed to increase any further. As a result, Ees/Ea initially decreased to values associated with optimal SW, but the last injection was responsible for Ees/Ea values less than 1, decreased stroke volume, and RV dilation. Stroke work/PV area consistently decreased with each injection from 79% +/- 3% to 39% +/- 11% (P < 0.05). In response to gradual increases in afterload, RV contractility reserve was recruited to a point of optimal coupling but submaximal efficiency. Further afterload increases led to RV-vascular uncoupling and failure. [less ▲]

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