October 7, 2016: Arterium Medical, LLC. is pleased to announce that Dr. Ryon M. Bateman, Ph.D., Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario has become a consultant to the company. He brings over 15 years of experience in studying changes in capillary hemodynamics and microvascular autoregulation that are clinically important during the onset of sepsis.
His recent presentation won the award in the category of “Sepsis - Basic Mechanisms” at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Brussels, Belgium, March 15-18, 2016.
Dr. Bateman’s published work in Critical Care 1 (2015) describes the onset of sepsis: “In sepsis, a proinflammatory disease with microvascular complications, small blood vessel alterations are associated with multi-organ dysfunction and poor septic patient outcome”.1
Dr. Bateman’s understanding provides insight on how a local infection leads to loss of microvascular (capillary) autoregulation, which in combination with altered arteriolar function (small arteries feeding capillaries) results in altered tissue blood flow.
Arterium Medical believes that ultrasound can be used to observe changes in blood flow in small peripheral arteries resulting from loss of autoregulation in capillaries and arterioles.
Arterium Medical’s non-invasive arterial monitoring device may provide clinical insight and early warning of loss of circulatory regulation as occurs in sepsis.
1. “Sepsis impairs microvascular autoregulation and delays capillary response within hypoxic capillaries”, Ryon M Bateman, et al., Critical Care 2015 19:389.