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Häggblad, Erik
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Fredly, S., Fugelseth, D., Wester, T., Häggblad, E. & Kvernebo, K. (2015). Skin microcirculation in healthy term newborn infants - assessment of morphology, perfusion and oxygenation. Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation, 59(4), 309-322
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2015 (English)In: Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation, ISSN 1386-0291, E-ISSN 1875-8622, Vol. 59, no 4, p. 309-322Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite microcirculations fundamental role, assessments of its function are limited. We explored the applicability of Computer Assisted Video Microscope (CAVM), Laser Doppler Perfusion Measurements (LDPM) and Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS) to study skin microvascular morphology, perfusion and oxygen saturation in twenty-five healthy newborns day 1-3 of life. Results: Day 1-3 (mean (SD)): Microvascular density (CAVM; number of microvessels crossing a grid of lines/mm line, c/mm): Chest: 11.3 (1.5), 11.0 (1.7), 10.7 (1.6). Hand: 13.2 (2.0), 13.2 (1.9), 12.4 (1.6). Capillary density was significantly higher in the hand than in the chest each day (p less than 0.001). Perfusion (LDPM; arbitrary units): Chest: 109.1 (26.0), 101.4 (24.6), 100.8 (25.3). Hand: 58.9 (17.5), 54.3 (15.8), 46.9 (14.8). Perfusion was significantly higher in the chest than in the hand each day (p less than 0.01). Microvascular oxygen saturation (DRS; %): Chest: 88.1 (5.2), 87.8 (10.0), 86.7 (9.0). Hand: 79.9 (15.2), 82.7 (11.8), 82.2 (12.1) (p less than 0.05). Capillary flow velocities (CAVM) were similar in the chest and hand: 60-70% capillaries had "continuous high flow" and 30-40% "continuous low flow". Multimodal skin microvascular assessments with CAVM, LDPM and DRS are feasible with reproducible data in newborns. The hand has lower perfusion, higher capillary density and higher oxygen extraction than the chest.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2015
Keywords
Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy; Laser Doppler; microcirculation; skin microcirculation; video microscopy
National Category
Medical Biotechnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119597 (URN)10.3233/CH-131764 (DOI)000355201300003 ()24002120 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Wester, T., Häggblad, E., Awan, Z., Barratt-Due, A., Kvernebo, M., Halvorsen, P., . . . Kvernebo, K. (2011). Assessment of skin and tongue microcirculation reveals major changes in porcine sepsis. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 31(2), 151-158
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2011 (English)In: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, ISSN 1475-0961, E-ISSN 1475-097X, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 151-158Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim:  To examine the relation between central hemodynamics, clinical severity and microvascular findings in tongue and skin during sepsis. Materials and methods:  Skin and tongue microcirculation was examined using laser Doppler and video microscopy techniques before and 200 min after inducing sepsis in pigs (n = 6) by inactivated Neisseria meningitides and in two control animals. Results:  All infected pigs developed clinical signs of sepsis. Pericapillary bleedings developed in the tongue in the two pigs with the most severe disease. Capillary density increased in the groin skin in infected pigs after 200 min as compared to baseline (P < 0·02). In the same period, mean capillary flow velocity was reduced in groin skin and tongue in septic pigs (P < 0·02). At 200 min a fraction of capillaries had developed 'no flow' or 'brisk flow', patterns hardly seen at baseline. Laser Doppler perfusion was reduced in ear and tongue after 200 min (P < 0·02 for both). The described pathology was more pronounced in the pigs with the most severe sepsis. Conclusion:  Capillary bleedings may be used as an early indication of severe sepsis. Examination of skin and tongue microcirculations may be used to characterize severity of sepsis and possibly to assess effect of treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell, 2011
National Category
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62649 (URN)10.1111/j.1475-097X.2010.00994.x (DOI)000287242200010 ()21087397 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2010-12-01 Created: 2010-12-01 Last updated: 2017-12-12
Awan, Z. A., Häggblad, E., Wester, T., Kvernebo, M. S., Halvorsen, P. S. & Kvernebo, K. (2011). Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy: Systemic and microvascular oxygen saturation is linearly correlated and hypoxia leads to increased spatial heterogeneity of microvascular saturation. MICROVASCULAR RESEARCH, 81(3), 245-251
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2011 (English)In: MICROVASCULAR RESEARCH, ISSN 0026-2862, Vol. 81, no 3, p. 245-251Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The microvascular oxygen saturation (SmvO(2)) in the skin and tongue (sublingual mucosa) in pigs (n = 6) was characterised using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). The correlation between arterial oxygen saturation (SaO(2)) and SmvO(2) as well as the spatial heterogeneity of SmvO(2) was examined during hypoxia. DRS uses shallow-penetrating visible light to assess microvascular oxygen saturation (SmvO(2)) in superficial tissue. Hypoxia was induced by gradual reduction in ventilation or reduction of the inspiratory oxygen fraction. The spatial heterogeneity of SmvO(2) was expressed as the coefficient of variation (CV) of repeated SmvO(2) measurements. Baseline SmvO(2) before interventions was 20.2% (10.3%-38.1%, median with range) in groin skin, 32.9% (13.0%-49.3%) in the ear and 42.2% (32.1%-51.5%) in the tongue. SmvO(2) in the groin was significantly lower than venous oxygen saturation (SvO(2)) (p andlt; 0.05) and SmvO(2) in the tongue (p = 0.03). There was a significant linear correlation between SaO(2) and SmvO(2) in all measuring sites for both interventions (pandlt;0.05). Similarly there was a significant correlation between CV of repeated SmvO(2) measurements and SmvO(2) in all measuring sites for both interventions (p andlt; 0.01). The results from baseline measurements indicate a surprisingly high oxygen extraction in the measurement volume of DRS, especially in the groin skin. A reduction of SmvO(2) with decreasing SaO(2) was found and additionally the results suggest that spatial heterogeneity of microvascular oxygen saturation increases during hypoxia. Microvascular disturbances have been demonstrated in both local vascular diseases and systemic conditions such as shock and sepsis, an assessment of microvascular oxygen saturation using DRS may be useful in the monitoring of the microcirculation in such patients. This study is a part of an ongoing characterization of the DRS technique.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 2011
Keywords
Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, Hypoxia, Hypoxemia, Microvascular oxygenation, Skin microcirculation, Sublingual microcirculation, Method characteristics, Bedside measurement, Non-invasive
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68217 (URN)10.1016/j.mvr.2011.02.004 (DOI)000290000900002 ()
Available from: 2011-05-13 Created: 2011-05-13 Last updated: 2011-05-13
Lindbergh, T., Häggblad, E., Ahn, H., Salerud, G., Larsson, M. & Strömberg, T. (2011). Improved model for myocardial diffuse reflectance spectra by including mitochondrial cytochrome aa3, methemoglobin, and inhomogenously distributed RBC. Journal of Biophotonics, 4(4), 268-276
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improved model for myocardial diffuse reflectance spectra by including mitochondrial cytochrome aa3, methemoglobin, and inhomogenously distributed RBC
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Biophotonics, ISSN 1864-063X, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 268-276Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Hemo- and myoglobin oxygen saturation and cytochrome aa3 oxidation was locally assessed using calibrated diffuse reflectance spectroscopy in fourteen patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Diffuse spectral reflectance data, recorded with a handheld fiberoptic probe with a single source-detector separation, was analyzed using an empirical light transport model relating the absorption and reduced scattering coefficients to the measured spectrum. The absorption coefficient has previously been modeled as a sum of hemoglobin and myoglobin, fat, and water. In this study, inclusion of cytochrome aa3 and the sum of methemoglobin and metmyoglobin improved the spectral fit, especially in the wavelength regions where their absorption is prominent. On average, the extended model increased the mean R2 from 0.96 to 0.99 and displayed 4% units higher saturation levels. After aorta cross-clamping, the sum of hemo- and myoglobin oxygen saturation increased while cytochrome aa3 oxidation decreased slightly. Opposite trends were observed during cardiac arrest. At reperfusion, the saturation increased compared to the levels found at cardiac arrest, and the cytochrome aa3 oxidation was restored. The estimated tissue chromophore fractions, saturation and oxidation, were in agreement with other studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2011
National Category
Industrial Biotechnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25583 (URN)10.1002/jbio.201000048 (DOI)000289716000007 ()
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2017-02-09Bibliographically approved
Häggblad, E., Petersson, H., Ilias, M. A., Anderson, C. D. & Salerud, G. (2010). A diffuse reflectance spectroscopic study of UV-induced erythematous reaction across well-defined borders in human skin. Skin research and technology, 16(3), 283-290
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2010 (English)In: Skin research and technology, ISSN 0909-752X, E-ISSN 1600-0846, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 283-290Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction The colour of tissue is often of clinicaluse in the diagnosis of tissue homeostasis andphysiological responses to various stimuli.Determining tissue colour changes and borders,however, often poses an intricate problem and visualexamination, constituting clinical praxis, does notallow them to be objectively characterized orquantified. Demands for increased inter- and intraobserverreproducibility have been incentives for theintroduction of objective methods and techniques fortissue colour (e.g. erythema) evaluation. The aim ofthe present paper was to study the border zone of anUVB provoked erythematous response of humanskin in terms of blood volume and oxygenationmeasured by means of diffuse reflectancespectroscopy using a commercial probe.

Material and Methods A provocation model, basedon partial masking of irradiated skin areas, definestwo erythema edges at every skin site responding tothe UV irradiation. In every subject, 5 test sites wereexposed with a constant UV light irradiance (14mW/cm2), but with different exposures times (0, 3,6, 9, 12 seconds). An analysis of the spectral datameasured across the two edges was performed for every scan line. The oxygenized and deoxygenizedhemoglobin contents were estimated in everymeasurement point, using a modified Beer-Lambertmodel.

Results The fit of the experimental data to the model derived by the modified Beer-Lambert law was excellent (R2>0.95). Analyzing data for the chromophore content showed that the erythematous response in provoked areas is dominated by the increase in oxyhemoglobin. The width for the left and right border zone was estimated to 1.81±0.93 mm and 1.90±0.88 mm respectively (M±SD). The unprovoked area between the two edges was estimated to 0.77±0.68 mm.

Conclusion While the chosen data analysis performed satisfactory, the ability of the probe design to differentiate spatial aspects of a reaction with abrupt borders was found to be suboptimal resulting in a probable overestimation of the erythematous edge slope. Probe modification or imaging are possible solutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley, 2010
Keywords
Erythema, UV, Spectroscopy, Oxygenation, Human skin
National Category
Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15185 (URN)10.1111/j.1600-0846.2010.00424.x (DOI)
Available from: 2008-10-22 Created: 2008-10-22 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
Fredly, S., Häggblad, E., Kvernebo, K. & Fugelseth, D. (2010). Skin microcirculation in healthy newborns- assessments of morphology, perfusion and oxygenation. Paper presented at 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies- EAPS 2010,Köpenhamn.
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2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62613 (URN)
Conference
3rd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies- EAPS 2010,Köpenhamn
Available from: 2010-12-01 Created: 2010-12-01
Häggblad, E. (2008). In Vivo Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy of Human Tissue: From Point Measurements to Imaging. (Doctoral dissertation). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
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2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis presents the non-invasive use of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) to provide information about the biochemical composition of living tissue. During DRS measurements, the incident, visible light is partially absorbed by chromophores but also scattered in the tissue before being remitted.

Human skin and heart, the main tissue objects in this thesis, are dependent on a sufficient inflow of oxygenized blood, and outflow of metabolic byproducts. This process could be monitored by DRS using the spectral fingerprints of the most important tissue chromophores, oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin.

The Beer-Lambert law was used to produce models for the DRS and has thus been a foundation for the analyses throughout this work. Decomposition into the different chromophores was performed using least square fitting and tabulated data for chromophore absorptivity.

These techniques were used to study skin tissue erythema induced by a provocation of an applied heat load on EMLA-treated skin. The absorbance differences, attributed to changes in the hemoglobin concentrations, were examined and found to be related to, foremost, an increase in oxyhemoglobin.

To estimate UV-induced border zones between provoked and nonprovoked tissue a modified Beer-Lambert model, approximating the scattering effects, was used. An increase of chromophore content of more than two standard deviations above mean indicated responsive tissue. The analysis revealed an edge with a rather diffuse border, contradictory to the irradiation pattern.

Measuring in the operating theater, on the heart, it was necessary to calculate absolute chromophore values in order to assess the state of the myocardium. Therefore, a light transport model accounting for the optical properties, and a calibrated probe, was adopted and used. The absolute values and fractions of the chromophores could then be compared between sites and individuals, despite any difference of the optical properties in the tissue.

A hyperspectral imaging system was developed to visualize the spatial distribution of chromophores related to UV-provocations. A modified Beer-Lambert approximation was used including the chromophores and a baseline as an approximate scattering effect. The increase in chromophore content was estimated and evaluated over 336 hours.

In conclusion, advancing from a restricted Beer-Lambert model, into a model estimating the tissue optical properties, chromophore estimation algorithms have been refined progressively. This has allowed advancement from relative chromophore analysis to absolute values, enabling precise comparisons and good prediction of physiological conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2008. p. 88
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1210
National Category
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15191 (URN)978-91-7393-809-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2008-10-31, Elsa Brändströmsalen, Södra entrén, Campus US, Universitetssjukhuset, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 09:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2008-10-22 Created: 2008-10-22 Last updated: 2009-04-30Bibliographically approved
Häggblad, E., Lindbergh, T., Karlsson, M. G., Casimir-Ahn, H., Salerud, G. & Strömberg, T. (2008). Myocardial tissue oxygenation estimated with calibrated diffuse reflectance spectroscopy during coronary artery bypass grafting. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 13(5), 054030
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Biomedical Optics, ISSN 1083-3668, E-ISSN 1560-2281, Vol. 13, no 5, p. 054030-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present a study using a method able to assess tissue oxygenation, taking into account the absorption and the level of scattering in myocardial tissue using a calibrated fiber optic probe. With this method, interindividual comparisons of oxygenation can be made despite varying tissue optical properties during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). During CABG, there are needs for methods allowing continuous monitoring and prediction of the metabolism in the myocardial tissue. 14 patients undergoing CABG are investigated for tissue oxygenation during different surgical phases using a handheld fiber optic spectroscopic probe with a source-detector distance of less than 1 mm. The probe is calibrated using a light transport model, relating the absorption and reduced scattering coefficients (mu(a) and mu()(s)) to the measured spectra. By solving the inverse problem, absolute measures of tissue oxygenation are evaluated by the sum of oxygenized hemoglobin and myoglobin. Agreement between the model and measurements is obtained with an average correlation coefficient R-2 of 0.96. Oxygenation is found to be significantly elevated after aorta cross-clamping and cardioplegic infusion, as well as after reperfusion, compared to a baseline (p < 0.05). Tissue oxygenation decreases during cardiac arrest and increases after reperfusion.

Keywords
diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, oxygenation, myocardium, tissue, coronary artery bypass grafting
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16251 (URN)10.1117/1.2976433 (DOI)
Note

Original Publication: Erik Häggblad, Tobias Lindbergh, Daniel Karlsson, Henrik Casimir-Ahn, Göran Salerud and Tomas Strömberg, Myocardial tissue oxygenation estimated with calibrated diffuse reflectance spectroscopy during coronary artery bypass grafting, Journal of Biomedical Optics, (13), 5, 054030, 2008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2976433 Copyright 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

Available from: 2009-01-12 Created: 2009-01-09 Last updated: 2017-05-23Bibliographically approved
Ilias, M. A., Häggblad, E., Anderson, C. & Salerud, G. (2007). Visible, Hyperspectral Imaging Evaluating the Cutaneous Response to Ultraviolet Radiation. In: Daniel L. Farkas; Robert C. Leif; Dan V. Nicolau (Ed.), Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues V: . Paper presented at Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues V, 20 January 2007, San Jose, CA, USA (pp. 644103-1-644103-12). SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visible, Hyperspectral Imaging Evaluating the Cutaneous Response to Ultraviolet Radiation
2007 (English)In: Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues V / [ed] Daniel L. Farkas; Robert C. Leif; Dan V. Nicolau, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2007, p. 644103-1-644103-12Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In vivo diagnostics of skin diseases as well as understanding of the skin biology constitute a field demanding characterization of physiological and anatomical parameters. Biomedical optics has been successfully used, to qualitatively and quantitatively estimate the microcirculatory conditions of superficial skin. Capillaroscopy, laser Doppler techniques and spectroscopy, all elucidate different aspects of microcirculation, e.g. capillary anatomy and distribution, tissue perfusion and hemoglobin oxygenation. We demonstrate the use of a diffuse reflectance hyperspectral imaging system for spatial and temporal characterization of tissue oxygenation, important to skin viability. The system comprises: light source, liquid crystal tunable filter, camera objective, CCD camera, and the decomposition of the spectral signature into relative amounts of oxy- and deoxygenized hemoglobin as well as melanin in every pixel resulting in tissue chromophore images. To validate the system, we used a phototesting model, creating a graded inflammatory response of a known geometry, in order to evaluate the ability to register spatially resolved reflectance spectra. The obtained results demonstrate the possibility to describe the UV inflammatory response by calculating the change in tissue oxygen level, intimately connected to a tissue's metabolism. Preliminary results on the estimation of melanin content are also presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2007
Series
Proceedings of SPIE (Progress in biomedical optics and imaging), ISSN 1605-7422 ; 6441
Keywords
Hyperspectral imaging, Ultraviolet provocation, Erythema, Hemoglobin, CCD camera, Tunable filters
National Category
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15190 (URN)10.1117/12.698165 (DOI)000245855200002 ()9780819465542 (ISBN)
Conference
Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues V, 20 January 2007, San Jose, CA, USA
Available from: 2008-10-22 Created: 2008-10-22 Last updated: 2014-01-30Bibliographically approved
Salerud, G., Ilias, M. & Häggblad, E. (2006). Design-build courses and student-centred-learning in biomedical engineering education. World transactions on engineering and technology education, 275-278
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2006 (English)In: World transactions on engineering and technology education, ISSN 1446-2257, p. 275-278Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-36289 (URN)30883 (Local ID)30883 (Archive number)30883 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11
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