PortaLite

A portable cerebral oxygenation monitoring device


Publications using the PortaLite

Structural and functional impairments of skeletal muscle in patients with postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Several months after mild acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, a substantial proportion of patients present persisting, and often debilitating, symptoms and sequelae. These patients show reduced quality of life due to exercise intolerance, muscle weakness, …

Safety and feasibility of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation in mild cognitive impairment: VINCI-AD study protocol

Abstract Background Over 55 million adults are living with dementia globally, which is projected to reach 157 million by 2050. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a syndrome of memory impairment with intact activities of daily living, may precede …

A promising tool to explore functional impairment in neurodegeneration: A systematic review of near-infrared spectroscopy in dementia.

his systematic review aimed to evaluate previous studies which used near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in dementia given its suitability as a diagnostic and investigative tool in this population. From 800 identified records which used NIRS in dementia …

The prefrontal cortex hemodynamic responses to dual-task paradigms in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a method to measure cerebral hemodynamics. Determining the changes in prefrontal cortex (PFC) hemodynamics during dual-task paradigms is essential in explaining alterations in physical …

Reactive hyperemia half-time response is associated with skeletal muscle oxygen saturation changes during cycling exercise

We investigated the relationship between muscle microvascular responses during reactive hyperemia as assessed using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with changes in skeletal muscle oxygen saturation during exercise. Thirty young untrained adults …

Effects of Posture and Walking on Tibial Vascular Hemodynamics Before and After 14 Days of Head‐Down Bed Rest

Human skeletal hemodynamics remain understudied. Neither assessments in weight-bearing bones during walking nor following periods of immobility exist, despite knowledge of altered nutrient-artery characteristics after short-duration unloading in …

Local microvascular tissue oxygenation of the intrinsic foot muscles in patients with diabetes: A cross-sectional case-comparison study

Background Foot-related complications including impaired peripheral circulation and lower limb ulceration are severe consequences for those with diabetes mellitus. This study aimed to assess differences in tissue oxygenation and oxygen utilization of …

Women Have Greater Endothelin-B Receptor Function and Lower Mitochondrial Capacity Compared to Men With Type 1 Diabetes

Abstract Context Type 1 diabetes (T1D) negatively affects both the endothelin system and muscle oxidative capacity. The endothelin pathway is a critical regulator of microcirculatory function and may exhibit sexual dichotomy by which healthy …

Aerobic capacity and $$dottextVtextO_2$$ kinetics adaptive responses to short-term high-intensity interval training and detraining in untrained females

Purpose: This study investigated the physical fitness and oxygen uptake kinetics (τ[Formula: see text]) along with the O2 delivery and utilization (heart rate kinetics, τHR; deoxyhemoglobin/[Formula: see text] ratio, ∆[HHb]/[Formula: see text]) …

Capturing postural blood pressure dynamics with near-infrared spectroscopy-measured cerebral oxygenation

Abstract Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is highly prevalent in older adults and associated with dizziness, falls, lower physical and cognitive function, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. OH is currently diagnosed in a clinical setting with …

Estimation of Respiratory Rate during Biking with a Single Sensor Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) System

Objective: The employment of wearable systems for continuous monitoring of vital signs is increasing. However, due to substantial susceptibility of conventional bio-signals recorded by wearable systems to motion artifacts, estimation of the …

Impact of reduced weight on motor and cognitive function in astronaut analogs: A simulated lunar gravity workload study

The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in gait patterns, motor dexterity, cognition, neuromuscular performance, neural activation of the prefrontal cortex, and perception of effort and exertion during a 60-min walking trial at a reduced …

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Demonstrates the Benefit of Erythracytapheresis in Sickle Cell Disease Adult Patients with Cerebral Vasculopathy

Background: Cerebral vasculopathy can induce chronic cerebral hypoperfusion leading to stroke in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and is treated by blood exchange transfusion (BET). However, no prospective clinical study has demonstrated the …

Reliability of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy with and without Compression Tights during Exercise and Recovery Activities

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is widely used in sports science research, despite the limited reliability of available data. The aim of the present study was to assess the reliability of NIRS with and without compression tights. Thirteen healthy …

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 …