Investigating the role of autophagy in arterial calcification and arterial stiffness. University of Antwerp
The association between new parameters of glycaemic control and arterial stiffness in type 1 diabetes, and its modulation by high-intensity interval exercise. Ghent University
BACKGROUND1. New parameters of glycaemic control by use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM; such as time in range, glycaemic variability) are of increasing interest in type 1 diabetes (T1DM) clinical practice. Poor glycaemic control negatively affects arterial stiffness, a valuable predictor for cardiovascular disease. However, reliable data using the state-of-the-art methodology (i.e. CGM) are missing.2. Easy implementable strategies to ...
Protective effects of nutritional polyphenols and their metabolites towards mechanisms contributing to arterial stiffness. University of Antwerp
Non-invasive determination of arterial wall stiffness for cardiovascular risk assessment in horses Ghent University
Sudden, unexpected death in horses, due to vascular rupture, is a relatively frequent but poorly understood event that not only affects ridersU+2019safety, but also the public opinion on the horse industry in general. Rupture of a specific blood vessel may happen at rest, during foaling, breeding or intensive exercise. The reason why certain blood vessels suddenly rupture is unknown but a relation with age, gender, breed and intensive ...
The role of elastin-derived peptides in the progression of arterial stiffness and cardiovascular disease with a focus on autophagy inhibition as contributing mechanism. University of Antwerp
In depth investigation of causal pathophysiological mechanisms and underlying molecular signaling pathways of arterial stiffness, a life threatening disease with serious impact on multiple organs. University of Antwerp
Seismology in the human body: exploring supersonic shear wave imaging for the assessment of arterial stiffness. Ghent University
Supersonic Shear wave Imaging (SSI) is used to characterize elasticity of soft tissues by generating and detecting shear waves (SW). SSI has proven successful for cancer diagnosis in breast and liver. Application of SSI to arterial walls is challenging due to complex SW propagation phenomena related to anisotropy and geometry of arteries. The project goal is to study SW physics in arteries by means of computer, in-vitro and ex-vivo ...