Presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, Chicago, Ill. We studied the adaptive response handbook of experimental stress analysis pdf the arterial wall and intimal thickening under conditions of increased flow in an atherogenic model. The left iliac artery served as the control. There was no difference in plaque deposition or mean intimal thickness between the right and left iliac arteries.

These results suggest that increased blood flow results in arterial dilatation and normalization of wall shear stress and that shear stress may serve to regulate artery lumen diameter. Increased blood flow and increased flow velocity do not enhance atherosclerotic plaque deposition under these experimental conditions. Arterial enlargement resulting in an increase in wall tension without artery wall thickening or compensatory changes in wall composition may explain the aneurysmal dilatation seen in chronic arteriovenous fistulas and high flow autogenous grafts in human beings. Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution. Supported by National Institutes of Health grant HL15062 and National Science Foundation Grant CME7921551.

Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Ave. 1987 Society for Vascular Surgery and North American Chapter, International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. Recent research has revealed concerning rates of anxiety and depression among university students. Nevertheless, only a small percentage of these students receive treatment from university health services. Universities are thus challenged with instituting preventative programs that address student stress and reduce resultant anxiety and depression.