OJOG  Vol.3 No.9 A , November 2013
Towards simulation of germinal matrix hemorrhage as a complication of premature birth
ABSTRACT

The germinal matrix being an accumulation of immature blood vessels in the premature infant brain is known to be the main cause of the intracranial hemorrhage. To investigate the injuring mechanism to the blood vessels of the germinal matrix, a modeling scenario that consists of three basic steps is proposed. First, the cerebral blood flow that depends on autoregulation, CO2 reactivity, and variations of intracranial pressure is modeled. Second, the chaotic blood vessel network of the germinal matrix is generated, and blood pressures in the vessels of this network are computed dependent on the outcome of the first step. In the third step, the pressures computed on the second step are used in finite element simulations of separate blood vessels of the germinal matrix to detect critical values for vessels impairment.


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Lampe, R. , Turova, V. , Blumenstein, T. and Alves-Pinto, A. (2013) Towards simulation of germinal matrix hemorrhage as a complication of premature birth. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3, 61-63. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2013.39A008.
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