PortaLite

A portable cerebral oxygenation monitoring device


Publications using the PortaLite

Long-term effects of multiple concussions on prefrontal cortex oxygenation during neurovascular coupling activation in retired male contact sport athletes

Purpose This study aimed to investigate the long-term effects of multiple concussions on prefrontal cortex oxygenation during a neurovascular coupling activating task using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Methods Self-reported physically active …

Firefighter pre-frontal cortex oxygenation and hemodynamics during rapid heat stress

This study evaluated the impact of rapid heat stress on prefrontal cortex (PFC) oxygenation and hemodynamics. Previous work has demonstrated that heat stress affects cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamics. Fourteen male subjects performed a graded …

History of Brain Injury Alters Cerebral Haemodynamic Oscillations with Cardiac Influence

(1) Background: Cerebral autoregulation is altered during acute mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. However, it is unknown how a history of concussion can impact cerebral haemodynamic activity during a task that elicits an autoregulatory …

Neural activation in the prefrontal cortex during the digital clock drawing test measured with functional near-infrared spectroscopy in early stage Parkinson's disease

Introduction The clock drawing test (CDT) is a neuropsychological test for the screening of global cognitive functioning. The test requires use of multiple cognitive domains including executive functions, visuospatial abilities and semantic memory …

Peripheral muscle oxygenation and symptoms of stress in adolescents with and without temporomandibular disorder

Objective: To compare peripheral muscle oxygenation levels and the prevalence of psychological stress in adolescents with and without temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed with adolescents submitted into …

Treadmill training in Parkinson’s disease is underpinned by the interregional connectivity in cortical-subcortical network

Abstract Treadmill training (TT) has been extensively used as an intervention to improve gait and mobility in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Regional and global effects on brain activity could be induced through TT. Training effects can lead …

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Usefulness in Validation of Hyperventilation Test

Background: The hyperventilation test is used in clinical practice for diagnosis and therapeutic purposes; however, in the absence of a standardized protocol, the procedure varies significantly, predisposing tested subjects to risks such as cerebral …

Long-term effects of multiple concussions on prefrontal cortex oxygenation during repeated squat-stands in retired contact sport athletes

Background This study investigated the long-term effects of multiple concussions on prefrontal cortex oxygenation using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) during a squat-stand maneuver that activated dynamic cerebral autoregulation. Methods Active …

Muscle Oxidative Capacity textitin Vivo Is Associated With Physiological Parameters in Trained Rowers

Purpose: The muscle oxygen uptake (mV˙O2) kinetics following exercise, measured by near-infrared spectroscopy, has been used as a functional evaluation of muscle oxidative metabolism. This study aimed to determine the mV˙O2 off-kinetics and verify …

Optical Monitoring of Breathing Patterns and Tissue Oxygenation: A Potential Application in COVID-19 Screening and Monitoring

The worldwide outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has highlighted the need for a screening and monitoring system for infectious respiratory diseases in the acute and chronic phase. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of …

Age and sex related differences in orthostatic cerebral oxygenation: Findings from 2764 older adults in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Aims Cerebral hypoperfusion is implicated in the pathogenesis of associations between orthostatic hypotension and adverse outcome such as falls, cognitive impairment, depression, and mortality. Although the blood pressure response to orthostasis has …

Cerebral Autoregulation Assessment Using the Near Infrared Spectroscopy ‘NIRS-Only’ High Frequency Methodology in Critically Ill Patients: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study

Impairments in cerebral autoregulation (CA) are related to poor clinical outcome. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-invasive technique applied to estimate CA. Our general purpose was to study the clinical feasibility of a previously …

Cervical spine and muscle adaptation after spaceflight and relationship to herniation risk: protocol from ‘Cervical in Space’ trial

Abstract Background Astronauts have a higher risk of cervical intervertebral disc herniation. Several mechanisms have been attributed as causative factors for this increased risk. However, most of the previous studies have examined potential causal …

Effect of simultaneous exercise and cognitive training on executive functions, baroreflex sensitivity, and pre-frontal cortex oxygenation in healthy older adults: a pilot study

Aging is characterized by cognitive decline affecting daily functioning. To manage this socio-economic challenge, several non-pharmacological methods such as physical, cognitive, and combined training are proposed. Although there is an important …

Assessing pulse transit time to the skeletal muscle microcirculation using near-infrared spectroscopy

Pulse transit time (PTT) is the time it takes for pressure waves to propagate through the arterial system. Arterial stiffness assessed via PTT has been extensively examined in the conduit arteries; however, limited information is available about PTT …

Capsaicin supplementation did not increase skeletal muscle oxygen saturation and muscular endurance during resistance exercise: a randomized and crossover study

Purpose Capsaicin (CAP) has been demonstrated to activate the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1), which can regulate nitric oxide production and, consequently, affect oxygen delivery to the muscles. In addition, …

Vision, cognition, and walking stability in young adults

Abstract Downward gazing is often observed when walking requires guidance. This gaze behavior is thought to promote walking stability through anticipatory stepping control. This study is part of an ongoing effort to investigate whether downward …

Impaired microcirculatory function, mitochondrial respiration, and oxygen utilization in skeletal muscle of claudicating patients with peripheral artery disease

Ex vivo skeletal muscle arteriole endothelial function is impaired in claudicating patients with PAD, and this is associated with attenuated skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiration. In vivo skeletal muscle oxygen delivery and utilization capacity …

Improved microvascular reactivity after aged garlic extract intake is not mediated by hydrogen sulfide in older adults at risk for cardiovascular disease: a randomized clinical trial

Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the effects of AGE on microvascular reactivity, systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in older individuals at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Urinary thiosulfate was …

Increased multimorbidity is associated with impaired cerebral and peripheral hemodynamic stabilization during active standing

Background Age-related morbidities and frailty are associated with impaired blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) recovery after standing. Here we investigate how multimorbidity affects cerebral and peripheral hemodynamics during standing in a …