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Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057441/non-invasive-approach-for-the-assessment-of-sympathetic-baroreflex-function-a-feasibility-study
#1
Bartłomiej Paleczny, Agnieszka Siennicka, Piotr Ponikowski, Beata Ponikowska
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of sympathetic baroreflex (sBR) function in humans requires intra-neural recording of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) by microneurography. AIMS: We proposed noninvasive approach for the evaluation of sBR function by applying the threshold-analysis (traditionally, based on MSNA) to systemic vascular resistance (SVR) measurement by photoplethysmography. METHODS & RESULTS: In nine healthy subjects (5M; age: 25±5y), the threshold-analysis was calculated twice: using MSNA and SVR...
December 29, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043810/renal-sympathetic-nerve-blood-flow-and-epithelial-transport-responses-to-thermal-stress
#2
REVIEW
Thad E Wilson
Thermal stress is a profound sympathetic stress in humans; kidney responses involve altered renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA), renal blood flow, and renal epithelial transport. During mild cold stress, RSNA spectral power but not total activity is altered, renal blood flow is maintained or decreased, and epithelial transport is altered consistent with a sympathetic stress coupled with central volume loaded state. Hypothermia decreases RSNA, renal blood flow, and epithelial transport. During mild heat stress, RSNA is increased, renal blood flow is decreased, and epithelial transport is increased consistent with a sympathetic stress coupled with a central volume unloaded state...
December 24, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043809/physical-training-associated-with-enalapril-but-not-to-losartan-results-in-better-cardiovascular-autonomic-effects
#3
Karina Delgado Maida, Ada Clarice Gastaldi, Tabata de Paula Facioli, João Eduardo de Araújo, Hugo Celso Dutra de Souza
BACKGROUND: We investigated the cardiovascular autonomic effects of physical training associated with Enalapril or Losartan pharmacological treatments in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). METHODS: SHRs, 18weeks of age (N=48) was assigned to either sedentary (N=24) and trained (N=24; aerobic training by swimming for 10wk). Each group was subdivided in 3 subgroups (N=8) vehicle (control); Enalapril (10mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)); and Losartan (5mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)). All animals received a 10-week treatment in drinking water...
December 24, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065654/challenging-cardiac-function-post-spinal-cord-injury-with-dobutamine
#4
Kathryn M DeVeau, Emily K Martin, Nicholas T King, Alice Shum-Siu, Bradley B Keller, Christopher R West, David S K Magnuson
There is general consensus that spinal cord injuries (SCI) above T6 result in altered sympathetic control of the heart, which negatively influences cardiac structure and function. To by-pass disrupted circuitry and investigate cardiac responses under enhanced sympathetic activity we utilized dobutamine (DOB) stress echocardiography. Animals were divided into a T2, 25g-cm contusive SCI (SCI) or an uninjured control (CON) group. Echocardiography was performed pre-SCI and at 1, 2 and 6weeks post-SCI. Increasing doses of DOB (5, 10 & 20μg/min/kg) were infused intravenously pre-SCI and at 1 and 6weeks post-SCI...
December 23, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041987/retigabine-diminishes-the-effects-of-acetylcholine-adrenaline-and-adrenergic-agonists-on-the-spontaneous-activity-of-guinea-pig-smooth-muscle-strips-in-vitro
#5
Elisaveta Apostolova, Plamen Zagorchev, Vesela Kokova, Lyudmil Peychev
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of retigabine on the smooth muscle response to acetylcholine, adrenaline, α-and β-adrenoceptor agonists. METHODS: We studied the change in the spontaneous smooth muscle contraction of guinea pig gastric corpus strips before and after 20-min treatment with 2μM retigabine. We also evaluated the effect of retigabine on the smooth muscle response to 10μM acetylcholine, 1 and 10μM adrenaline, 1μM methoxamine, 0...
December 23, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010995/profiling-subjective-symptoms-and-autonomic-changes-associated-with-cybersickness
#6
Alireza Mazloumi Gavgani, Keith V Nesbitt, Karen L Blackmore, Eugene Nalivaiko
Our aim was to expand knowledge of cybersickness - a subtype of motion sickness provoked by immersion into a moving computer-generated virtual reality. Fourteen healthy subjects experienced a 15-min rollercoaster ride presented via a head-mounted display (Oculus Rift), for 3 consecutive days. Heart rate, respiration, finger and forehead skin conductance were measured during the experiment; this was complemented by a subjective nausea rating during the ride and by Motion Sickness Assessment Questionnaire before, immediately after and then 1, 2 and 3h post-ride...
December 18, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932204/total-renal-denervation-reduces-sympathoexcitation-to-different-target-organs-in-a-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#7
REVIEW
Glaucia L Veiga, Erika E Nishi, Heder F Estrela, Gisele S Lincevicius, Guiomar N Gomes, Alex Y Simões Sato, Ruy R Campos, Cássia T Bergamaschi
It is known that increased sympathetic nerve activity in chronic kidney disease (CKD) progressively worsens kidney function and hypertension. We tested the hypothesis that total renal denervation contributes to reduce sympathetic activation to different beds and improves renal function in 5/6 nephrectomy model of CKD in male Wistar rats. After eight weeks of 5/6 nephrectomy surgery there was an increase in mean arterial pressure (CKD 179±22mmHg, n=6 vs. control animals 108±9; p<0.05, n=6) with no changes in heart rate (HR)...
December 1, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932203/neural-connection-supporting-endogenous-5-hydroxytryptamine-influence-on-autonomic-activity-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex
#8
Hao-Qiang Zhang, Yong Zhang, Lin Liu, Jin-Lian Li, Ya-Cheng Lu, Ying-Ying Yu, Hui Li, Ting Zhang, Ying-Shing Chan, Fu-Xing Zhang, Yun-Qing Li
5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) transmission in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) enhances or suppresses signal outflow to influence emotion-/cognition-based function performances and, putatively, the autonomic responses. The top-down cortical modulation of autonomic activities may be mediated in part through projections from mPFC to brain stem dorsal vagal complex (DVC). The abundant and heterogeneous densities of 5-HT fibers across laminae in mPFC suggest serotonergic innervation of mPFC-DVC projection neurons whereby endogenous 5-HT acts to regulate autonomic activities...
December 1, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017263/effects-of-short-and-prolonged-transcutaneous-vagus-nerve-stimulation-on-heart-rate-variability-in-healthy-subjects
#9
M De Couck, R Cserjesi, R Caers, W P Zijlstra, D Widjaja, N Wolf, O Luminet, J Ellrich, Y Gidron
The vagus nerve is strategically located in the body, and has multiple homeostatic and health-promoting effects. Low vagal activity predicts onset and progression of diseases. These are the reasons to activate this nerve. This study examined the effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (t-VNS) on a main index of vagal activity, namely heart rate variability (HRV). In Study 1, we compared short (10min) left versus right ear t-VNS versus sham (no stimulation) in a within-subjects experimental design...
November 30, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932205/cold-induced-sympathetic-tone-modifies-the-impact-of-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-in-the-finger-pulp
#10
Tone Kristin Bergersen, Maria Skytioti, Maja Elstad
OBJECTIVE: In thermoneutral and cold subjects, the sympathetic nervous system regulates skin blood flow by adjusting frequency of the tonic vasoconstrictor impulses. However, the way these thermoregulatory impulses influence the vascular endothelium is not well known. We studied how the sympathetic nervous system influences endothelium-dependent vasodilation (EDV) caused by shear stress in skin containing arteriovenous anastomoses (AVAs) and arterioles in healthy subjects. METHODS: Thirteen healthy subjects were exposed to thermoneutral (29°C) and cold (22°C) ambient temperatures on separate days...
November 30, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908698/potential-role-of-endurance-training-in-altering-renal-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-ckd
#11
REVIEW
Erin J Howden, Justin S Lawley, Murray Esler, Benjamin D Levine
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), is characterized by a progressive loss of renal function and increase in cardiovascular risk. In this review paper, we discuss the pathophysiology of increased sympathetic nerve activity in CKD patients and raise the possibility of endurance exercise being an effective countermeasure to address this problem. We specifically focus on the potential role of endurance training in altering renal sympathetic nerve activity as increased renal sympathetic nerve activity negatively impacts kidney function as well indirectly effects multiple other systems and organs...
November 25, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887927/effects-of-in-vitro-acute-and-chronic-treatment-with-fluoxetine-on-the-sympathetic-neurotransmission-of-rat-vas-deferens
#12
Shaista Poppe Pedroso, Bruno Palmieri de Souza, Aron Jurkiewicz, Neide H Juriewicz, Edilson Dantas da Silva Junior
It is described that fluoxetine treatment is able to induce ejaculatory disorders. However, the exact mechanism is still not fully understood. Therefore, this study was carried out to further evaluate the anti-ejaculatory effects of fluoxetine, using different approaches (in vitro or in vivo treatments), on the sympathetic neurotransmission of the rat vas deferens. Vas deferens from male Wistar rats were used to check the in vitro effects of fluoxetine 10(-6)M, 3.10(-6)M or 10(-5)M. Animals were also acutely (20mg/kg, i...
November 20, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876359/somatoautonomic-reflexes-in-acupuncture-therapy-a-review
#13
Sae Uchida, Fusako Kagitani, Ikuko Sato-Suzuki
Oriental therapies such as acupuncture, moxibustion, or Anma, have been used to treat visceral disorders since ancient times. In each of these therapies, stimulation of the skin or underlying muscles leads to excitation of afferent nerves. The sensory information is carried to the central nervous system, where it is transferred to autonomic efferents, thus affecting visceral functions. This neuronal pathway, known as the "somatoautonomic reflex", has been systematically studied by Sato and his colleagues for over a half century...
November 16, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27839717/vagal-cardiac-efferent-innervation-in-f344-rats-effects-of-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia
#14
Zixi Jack Cheng
Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), which is a physiological consequence of obstructive sleep apnea, reduces baroreflex control of heart rate (HR). Previously, we showed that the heart rate (HR) response to electrical stimulation of the vagal efferent nerve was significantly increased following CIH in F344 rats. Since vagal cardiac efferent from the nucleus ambiguus (NA) project to cardiac ganglia and regulate HR, we hypothesized that vagal cardiac efferent innervation of cardiac ganglia is reorganized. Young adult F344 rats were exposed either to room air (RA) or to intermittent hypoxia for 35-50days...
October 29, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938989/geoff-burnstock-standing-down-from-editor-in-chief-position
#15
EDITORIAL
Michael P Gilbey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773432/biology-and-control-of-nausea-and-vomiting-2015-perspectives-and-overview-of-the-conference
#16
EDITORIAL
Charles C Horn, Bill J Yates
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729204/exploring-the-multifactorial-nature-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-women-following-surgery-for-breast-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Susan W Wesmiller, Susan M Sereika, Catherine M Bender, Dana Bovbjerg, Gretchen Ahrendt, Marguerite Bonaventura, Yvette P Conley
BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are two of the most frequent and distressing complications following surgical procedures, with as many as 80% of patients considered to be at risk. Despite recognition of well-established risk factors and the subsequent use of clinical guidelines, 20-30% of women do not respond to antiemetic protocols, indicating that there may be a genetic risk. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this pilot study was to describe the incidence and explore the risk factors associated with PONV after surgery in women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer...
January 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692857/insights-into-the-central-pathways-involved-in-the-emetic-and-behavioural-responses-to-exendin-4-in-the-ferret
#18
Zengbing Lu, Chi-Kong Yeung, Ge Lin, David T W Yew, P L R Andrews, John A Rudd
BACKGROUND: GLP-1 receptor agonists are utilised for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes but can be associated with undesirable effects of nausea and vomiting. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role of GLP-1 receptors in mechanisms of emesis, behaviours indicative of nausea (BIN) and food intake in the ferret. RESULTS: Exendin-4 (10 and 30nmol, i.c.v.) induced emesis, inhibited food intake, and increased the frequency of BIN. Increases in c-Fos in the brainstem, midbrain and forebrain occurred in animals exhibiting emesis; no activation of the brainstem occurred in animals not vomiting...
January 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641791/the-influence-of-sleep-deprivation-and-oscillating-motion-on-sleepiness-motion-sickness-and-cognitive-and-motor-performance
#19
REVIEW
Janna Kaplan, Joel Ventura, Avijit Bakshi, Alberto Pierobon, James R Lackner, Paul DiZio
Our goal was to determine how sleep deprivation, nauseogenic motion, and a combination of motion and sleep deprivation affect cognitive vigilance, visual-spatial perception, motor learning and retention, and balance. We exposed four groups of subjects to different combinations of normal 8h sleep or 4h sleep for two nights combined with testing under stationary conditions or during 0.28Hz horizontal linear oscillation. On the two days following controlled sleep, all subjects underwent four test sessions per day that included evaluations of fatigue, motion sickness, vigilance, perceptual discrimination, perceptual learning, motor performance and learning, and balance...
January 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615675/effects-of-naloxone-on-motion-sickness-in-cats-alone-and-with-broad-spectrum-antiemetics
#20
REVIEW
James B Lucot
Doses of naloxone far below those which elicit emesis increase the sensitivity to motion sickness. In order to evaluate the possible interaction with broad spectrum antiemetics, low doses of naloxone were tested alone and in combination with 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamine)tetralin (DPAT), fentanyl and the NK1 antagonist CP-99994. A modified autonomic symptom rating scale was unaffected by any drug and thus considered of little value. Fentanyl and NK1 antagonists decreased the duration of the retch/vomit sequence...
January 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
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