Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2012 • VOLUME 18 • №1

VIII Internanational conference «Systemic circulation, microcirculation and haemorheology»
(from angiogenesis to central circulation)

Shilkina N.P.

Department of Propedeutics of Internal Diseases Yaroslavl State Medical Academy, Yaroslavl, Russia

From June 10th-14th, 2011, Yaroslavl played host to the traditional VIII International Conference «Systemic Circulation, Microcirculation and Haemorheology» (from angiogenesis to central circulation) with a school for young scientists. The reports discussed cellular and molecular mechanisms of changes in the microrheological properties of RBCs and WBCs. as well as a role of a series of signal compounds and their receptors in regulation of angiogenesis.

Also presented were the results of using new methods of investigations such as atomic-power microscopy, computer-assisted video-biomicroscopy of vessels of bulbar conjunctiva, bioimpedance spectroscopy.

Some works examined the effect of drugs and certain chemical compounds on microrheological properties of RBCs, as well as peculiarities of haemorheological indices in certain conditions: obesity, ischaemic heart disease on the background of arterial hypertension, myocardial infarction, in nephrological patients, in various types of stress, systemic lupus erythematosus, sickle-cell anaemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Some works were dedicated to acute impairments of cerebral circulation both in experimental and clinical conditions.

A large aspect of the Conference’s work touched upon physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of alterations in the systemic circulation and microcirculation. A separate division of the Program was called «Haemostasis, thromboses and haemorheology: points of interaction». There was also a master-class: «Study of molecular signalling pathways of erythrocytes associated with alteration in their microrheological properties».

KEY WORDS: haemorheology, microcirculation, RBC aggregation, endothelial dysfunction, haemostasis.

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