Comparing Different Recording Lengths of Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation: 5 versus 10 Minutes

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We compared the dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA) indices between 5- A nd 10-minute data lengths by analyzing 37 patients with ischemic stroke and 51 controls in this study. Correlation coefficient (Mx) and transfer function analysis were applied for dCA analysis. Mx and phase shift in all frequency bands were not significantly different between 5- A nd 10-minute recordings [mean difference: Mx = 0.02; phase shift of very low frequency (0.02-0.07 Hz) = 0.3°, low frequency (0.07-0.20 Hz) = 0.6°, and high frequency (0.20-0.50 Hz) = 0.1°]. However, the gains in all frequency bands of a 5-minute recording were slightly but significantly higher than those of a 10-minute recording (mean difference of gain: Very low frequency = 0.05 cm/s/mmHg, low frequency = 0.11 cm/s/mmHg, and high frequency = 0.14 cm/s/mmHg). The intraclass correlation coefficients between all dCA indices of 5- A nd 10-minute recordings were favorable, especially in Mx (0.93), phase shift in very low frequency (0.87), and gain in very low frequency (0.94). The areas under the receiver operating characteristic curve for stroke diagnosis between 5- A nd 10-minute recordings were not different. We concluded that dCA assessed by using a 5-minute recording is not significantly different from that using a 10-minute recording in the clinical application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7803426
JournalBioMed Research International
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Area Under Curve
  • Brain/physiology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • ROC Curve
  • Stroke/diagnosis
  • Time Factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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