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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642293/random-squat-stand-maneuvers-a-novel-approach-for-assessment-of-dynamic-cerebral-autoregulation
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Sam C Barnes, Naomi Ball, Victoria Joanna Haunton, Ronney B Panerai, Thompson G Robinson
BACKGROUND: Squat-stand maneuvers (SSM) have been used to assess dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA), but always at a fixed-frequency (FF). This study aimed to assess the use of random-frequency (RF) SSMs as a stimulus for measuring dCA, and to determine the reproducibility of FF and RFSSMs. METHOD: 29 healthy volunteers (19 male, mean age 23.0 [4.9] years) completed the study; 11 returned for a repeat visit (median 45 days). Heart rate, beat-to-beat blood pressure, middle cerebral artery (MCA) blood flow velocity, end-tidal CO2 and angle of the squat movement were measured...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642292/frequency-and-magnitude-of-intermittent-hypoxia-modulate-endothelial-wound-healing-in-a-cell-culture-model-of-sleep-apnea
#2
Noelia Campillo, Bryan Falcones, Josep M Montserrat, David Gozal, Ana Obeso, Teresa Gallego-Martin, Daniel Navajas, Isaac Almendros, Ramon Farre
Intermittent hypoxia (IH) has been implicated in the cardiovascular consequences of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the lack of suitable experimental systems has precluded assessment as to whether IH is detrimental, protective or both for the endothelium. The aim of the work was to determine the effects of frequency and amplitude of IH oxygenation swings on aortic endothelial wound healing. Monolayers of human primary endothelial cells were wounded, and subjected to constant oxygenation (1%, 4%, 13% or 20% O2) or IH at different frequencies (0...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620058/intermittent-hypercapnic-hypoxia-during-sleep-does-not-induce-ventilatory-long-term-facilitation-in-healthy-males
#3
Naomi Louise Deacon, Doug R McEvoy, Daniel L Stadler, Peter G Catcheside
Intermittent hypoxia induced ventilatory neuroplasticity is likely important in obstructive sleep apnea pathophysiology. Although concomitant CO2 levels and arousal state critically influence neuroplastic effects of intermittent hypoxia, no studies have investigated intermittent hypercapnic hypoxia effects during sleep in humans. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate if intermittent hypercapnic hypoxia during sleep induces neuroplasticity (ventilatory long-term facilitation and increased chemoreflex responsiveness) in humans...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620057/applied-physiology-research-that-makes-a-difference
#4
Sue C Bodine
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June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620056/postnatal-airway-growth-in-cystic-fibrosis-piglets
#5
Ryan J Adam, Mahmoud H Abou Alaiwa, Drake C Bouzek, Daniel P Cook, Nicholas D Gansemer, Peter J Taft, Linda S Powers, Mallory R Stroik, Mark J Hoegger, James D McMenimen, Eric A Hoffman, Joseph Zabner, Michael J Welsh, David K Meyerholz, David A Stoltz
Mutations in the gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) anion channel cause cystic fibrosis (CF). The leading cause of death in the CF population is lung disease. Increasing evidence suggests that in utero airway development is CFTR-dependent and that developmental abnormalities may contribute to CF lung disease. However, relatively little is known of postnatal CF airway growth, largely because such studies are limited in people. Therefore, we examined airway growth and lung volume in a porcine model of CF...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620055/the-effects-of-rsr13-on-microvascular-po2-kinetics-and-muscle-contractile-performance-in-the-rat-arterial-ligation-model-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
#6
Aiko Watanabe, David C Poole, Yutaka Kano
Exercise intolerance and claudication are symptomatic of peripheral arterial disease. There is a close relationship between muscle O2 delivery, microvascular oxygen partial pressure (PmvO2) and contractile performance. We therefore hypothesized that a reduction of hemoglobin-oxygen affinity via RSR13 would maintain a higher PmvO2 and enhance blood-muscle O2 transport and contractile function. In male Wistar rats we created hindlimb ischemia via right side iliac artery ligation (AL). The contralateral (left) muscle served as control (CONT)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620054/an-assessment-of-the-autonomic-nervous-system-in-the-electrohypersensitive-population-a-heart-rate-variability-and-skin-conductance-study
#7
Soafara Andrianome, Jonathan Gobert, Laurent Hugueville, Erwan Stéphan-Blanchard, Frederic Telliez, Brahim Selmaoui
The aim of the study was twofold: first, to compare the activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) between the population self-declared as electrohypersensitive (EHS) and their matched control individuals without intended exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). The second objective was to determine whether acute exposure to different radiofrequency signals modifies ANS activity in EHS. For that purpose, two different experiments were undertaken, in which ANS activity was assessed through heart rate variability (HRV) and skin conductance (SC)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620053/exercise-training-improve-cardiac-autonomic-control-cardiac-function-and-arrhythmogenesis-in-rats-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-heart-failure
#8
David C Andrade, Alexis Arce-Alvarez, Camilo Toledo, Hugo S Diaz, Claudia Lucero, Harold D Schultz, Noah J Marcus, Rodrigo Del Rio
Chronic heart failure is characterized by autonomic imbalance, cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmogenesis. It has been shown that exercise training (ExT) improves central nervous system oxidative stress, autonomic control and cardiac function in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), however to date no comprehensive studies have addressed the effects of ExT, if any, on oxidative stress in brainstem cardiovascular areas, cardiac autonomic balance, arrhythmogenesis and cardiac function in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596275/skeletal-muscle-morphology-protein-synthesis-and-gene-expression-in-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#9
Rie H Nygaard, Jacob K Jensen, Nicol C Voermans, Katja Maria Heinemeier, Peter Schjerling, Lars Holm, Jakob Agergaard, Abigail Louise Mackey, Jesper Løvind Andersen, Lars Remvig, Michael Kjaer
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome are known to have genetically impaired connective tissue and skeletal muscle symptoms in form of pain, fatigue and cramps, however earlier studies have not been able to link these symptoms to morphological muscle changes. METHODS: We obtained skeletal muscle biopsies in patients with classic EDS (cEDS, n=5 (Denmark)+ 8 (The Netherlands)) and vascular EDS (vEDS, n=3) and analyzed muscle fiber morphology and content (Western blotting and muscle fiber type/area distributions) and muscle mRNA expression and protein synthesis rate (RT-PCR and stable isotope technique)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596274/dietary-nitrate-restores-compensatory-vasodilation-and-exercise-capacity-in-response-to-a-compromise-in-oxygen-delivery-in-the-non-compensator-phenotype
#10
Robert F Bentley, Jeremy J Walsh, Patrick J Drouin, Aleksandra Velickovic, Sarah J Kitner, Alyssa M Fenuta, Michael E Tschakovsky
Recently dietary nitrate supplementation has been shown to improve exercise capacity in healthy individuals through a potential nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway. Nitric oxide has been shown to play an important role in compensatory vasodilation during exercise under hypoperfusion. Previously we established that certain individuals lack a vasodilation response when perfusion pressure reductions compromise exercising muscle blood flow. Whether this lack of compensatory vasodilation in healthy young individuals can be restored with dietary nitrate supplementation is unknown...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596273/novel-analysis-of-4dct-imaging-quantifies-progressive-increases-in-anatomic-dead-space-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-mice
#11
Elizabeth H Kim, Melissa Preissner, Richard Carnibella, Chaminda R Samarage, Ellen Bennett, Andreas Fouras, Graeme R Zosky, Heather Dale Jones
PURPOSE: Increased dead space is an important prognostic marker in early acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that correlates with mortality. The cause of increased dead space in ARDS has largely been attributed to increased alveolar dead space due to ventilation/perfusion mismatching and shunt. We sought to determine if anatomic dead space also increases in response to mechanical ventilation. METHODS: Mice received intratracheal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or saline and mechanical ventilation (MV)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596272/exercise-training-in-heart-failure-which-training-modality-works-best
#12
Stephan Gielen
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June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596271/extracting-aerobic-system-dynamics-during-unsupervised-activities-of-daily-living-using-wearable-sensor-machine-learning-models
#13
Thomas Beltrame, Robert Amelard, Alexander Wong, Richard L Hughson
Physical activity levels are related through algorithms to the energetic demand with no information regarding the integrity of the multiple physiological systems involved in the energetic supply. Longitudinal analysis of the oxygen uptake (VO2) by wearable sensors in realistic settings might permit development of a practical tool for the study of the longitudinal aerobic system dynamics (i.e., VO2 kinetics). This study evaluated aerobic system dynamics based on predicted VO2 data obtained from wearable sensors during unsupervised activities of daily living (uADL)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596270/timing-of-post-exercise-carbohydrate-protein-supplementation-roles-of-gastrointestinal-blood-flow-and-mucosal-cell-damage-on-gastric-emptying-in-humans
#14
Hideaki Kashima, Nao Harada, Kanae Miyamoto, Masaki Fujimoto, Chiaki Fujita, Masako Yamaoka Endo, Toshio Kobayashi, Akira Miura, Yoshiyuki Fukuba
It is well known that protein ingestion immediately after exercise greatly stimulates muscle protein synthesis during the post-exercise recovery phase. However, immediately after strenuous exercise, the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa is frequently injured by hypoperfusion in the organ/tissue, possibly resulting in impaired GI function (e.g., gastric emptying; GE). The aim of this study was to examine the effect of GI blood flow on the GE rate. Eight healthy young subjects performed an intermittent supramaximal cycling exercise for 30 min, which consisted of a 120% VO2 peak for 20 s, followed by 20 W for 40 s...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596269/pre-treatment-with-indomethacin-results-in-increased-heat-stroke-severity-during-recovery-in-a-rodent-model-of-heat-stroke
#15
Gerald N Audet, Shauna M Dineen, Delisha A Stewart, Mark L Plamper, Wimal W Pathmasiri, Susan L McRitchie, Susan J Sumner, Lisa R Leon
There is little information on which medications may increase heat stroke(HS) susceptibility/severity. We investigated whether the Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(NSAID) indomethacin(INDO) increases HS severity in a rodent model. Core temperature(Tc) of male, C57BL/6J mice(N= 45) was monitored continuously and mice were given a dose of INDO(low (LO) dose 1mg/kg or high (HI) dose 5mg/kg in flavored treat) or vehicle(flavored treat) prior to heating. HS animals were heated to 42.4°C and sacrificed at three time points for histological, molecular, and metabolic analysis: onset of HS(maximal core temperature, Tc,Max), 3 hours of recovery(minimal core temperature or hypothermia depth, HYPO), and 24 hours of recovery(24hrs)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596268/application-of-euclidean-distance-mapping-for-assessment-of-basement-membrane-thickness-distribution-in-asthma
#16
Leila B Mostaco-Guidolin, Soheil M Hajimohammadi, Dragos Mihai Vasilescu, Tillie-Louise Hackett
Abnormal thickening of the airway basement membrane is one of the hallmarks of airway remodeling in asthma. Current protocols for measuring the basement membrane involve the use of stained tissue sections and measurements of the basement membrane thickness at certain intervals, followed by the calculation of the geometric mean thickness for each airway. This report describes an automated, unbiased approach which uses colour segmentation to identify structures of interest on stained sections and euclidean distance mapping to measure the thickness distribution of airway structures...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596267/adaptations-of-motoneuron-properties-after-weight-lifting-training-in-rats
#17
Piotr Krutki, Włodzimierz Mrówczyński, Marcin Bączyk, Dawid Łochyński, Jan Celichowski
Resistance training, with repeated short-term and high-intensity exercises, is responsible for an increase in muscle mass and force. The aim of this study was to determine whether such training induces adaptations in the electrophysiological properties of motoneurons innervating the trained muscles and to relate these adaptive changes to previous observations made on motor unit contractile properties. The study was performed on adult male Wistar rats. Animals from the training group were subjected to a five-week voluntary progressive weight-lifting program, while control rats were restricted to standard cage activity...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572502/experimental-intermittent-ischemia-augments-exercise-induced-inflammatory-cytokine-production
#18
Daniel D Shill, Kristine R Polley, Thomas Bradley Willingham, Jarrod A Call, Jonathan R Murrow, Kevin K McCully, Nathan T Jenkins
Acute exercise-induced inflammation is implicated in mediating the beneficial adaptations to regular exercise. Evidence suggests that reduced oxygen and/or blood flow to contracting muscle alters cytokine appearance. However, the acute inflammatory responses to hypoxic/ischemic exercise have been documented with inconsistent results and may not accurately reflect the ischemia produced during exercise in patients with ischemic cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, we determined the extent to which local inflammation is involved in the response to ischemic exercise...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572501/reflex-cardiorespiratory-events-from-esophageal-origin-are-heightened-by-preterm-birth
#19
Stéphanie Nault, Nathalie Samson, Charlène Nadeau, Djamal Djeddi, Jean-Paul Praud
The involvement of gastroesophageal refluxes in cardiorespiratory events of preterm infants remains controversial. While a few studies in full term newborn animals have shown that stimulation of esophageal receptors leads to cardiorespiratory reflexes, the latter remain largely unknown, especially after premature birth. The present study aimed to i) characterize the cardiorespiratory reflexes originating from esophageal receptors in newborn lambs, and ii) test the hypotheses that preterm birth enhances reflex cardiorespiratory inhibition and that C-fibers are involved in these reflexes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572500/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-improves-skeletal-muscle-regeneration-through-satellite-cell-fusion-with-myofibers-in-healthy-elderly-subjects
#20
Ester Sara Di Filippo, Rosa Mancinelli, Mariangela Marrone, Christian Doria, Vittore Verratti, Luana Toniolo, Josè Luiz Dantas, Stefania Fulle, Tiziana Pietrangelo
The aim was to determine whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) affects skeletal muscle regeneration through a reduction of oxidative status in satellite cells of healthy elderly subjects. Satellite cells from the Vastus lateralis skeletal muscle of 12 healthy elderly subjects before and after 8 weeks of NMES were allowed to proliferate to provide myogenic populations of adult stem cells (myogenic precursor cells; MPCs). These MPCs were then investigated in terms of their proliferation, their basal cytoplasmic free Ca(2+) concentrations, and their expression of myogenic regulatory factors (PAX3, PAX7, MYF5, MYOD, MYOG) and microRNAs (miR-1, miR-133a/b, miR-206)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
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