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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781840/cardiovascular-autonomic-profile-in-women-with-constitutional-hypotension
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Giris Jacob, Franca Barbic, Meytal Glago, Franca Dipaola, Alberto Porta, Raffaello Furlan
BACKGROUND: Constitutional hypotension (CHT) is defined as a SBP below 105 mmHg. As autonomic-related symptoms are frequently reported in CHT, these symptoms suggest that the cardiovascular autonomic control is perturbed in individuals with CHT. METHODS: We investigated the autonomic cardiovascular control of 15 women with CHT and 12 women with NBP (SBP >110 mmHg). We monitored BP and ECG for autonomic function test. Supine and head up tilt (HUT) spectral analysis of RR interval and BP variability, baroreflex sensitivity and plasma levels of plasma renin activity and aldosterone were determined...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779876/linear-self-motion-cues-support-the-spatial-distribution-and-stability-of-hippocampal-place-cells
#2
Ryan E Harvey, Stephanie A Rutan, Gabrielle R Willey, Jennifer J Siegel, Benjamin J Clark, Ryan M Yoder
The vestibular system provides a crucial component of place-cell and head-direction cell activity [1-7]. Otolith signals are necessary for head-direction signal stability and associated behavior [8, 9], and the head-direction signal's contribution to parahippocampal spatial representations [10-14] suggests that place cells may also require otolithic information. Here, we demonstrate that self-movement information from the otolith organs is necessary for the development of stable place fields within and across sessions...
May 10, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773912/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-system-for-inducing-orthostatic-challenge-by-tilt-tests-and-lower-body-negative-pressure
#3
Łukasz Dziuda, Mariusz Krej, Maciej Śmietanowski, Aleksander Sobotnicki, Mariusz Sobiech, Piotr Kwaśny, Anna Brzozowska, Paulina Baran, Krzysztof Kowalczuk, Franciszek W Skibniewski
Lower body negative pressure (LBNP) is a method derived from space medicine, which in recent years has been increasingly used by clinicians to assess the efficiency of the cardiovascular regulatory mechanisms. LBNP with combined tilt testing is considered as an effective form of training to prevent orthostatic intolerance. We have developed a prototype system comprising a tilt table and LBNP chamber, and tested it in the context of the feasibility of the device for assessing the pilots' efficiency. The table allows for controlled tilting in the range from -45 to +80° at the maximum change rate of 45°/s...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773841/ocular-counter-rolling-in-astronauts-after-short-and-long-duration-spaceflight
#4
Millard F Reschke, Scott J Wood, Gilles Clément
Ocular counter-rolling (OCR) is a reflex generated by the activation of the gravity sensors in the inner ear that stabilizes gaze and posture during head tilt. We compared the OCR measures that were obtained in 6 astronauts before, during, and after a spaceflight lasting 4-6 days with the OCR measures obtained from 6 astronauts before and after a spaceflight lasting 4-9 months. OCR in the short-duration fliers was measured using the afterimage method during head tilt at 15°, 30°, and 45°. OCR in the long-duration fliers was measured using video-oculography during whole body tilt at 25°...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773827/cardiac-pacemaker-channel-hcn4-inhibition-and-atrial-arrhythmogenesis-after-releasing-cardiac-sympathetic-activation
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Kristine Chobanyan-Jürgens, Karsten Heusser, David Duncker, Christian Veltmann, Marcus May, Heidrun Mehling, Friedrich C Luft, Christoph Schröder, Jens Jordan, Jens Tank
Clinical trials and studies with ivabradine implicate cardiac pacemaker channels (HCN4) in the pathogenesis of atrial arrhythmias. Because acute changes in cardiac autonomic tone predispose to atrial arrhythmias, we studied humans in whom profound cardiac sympathetic activation was rapidly relieved to test influences of HCN4 inhibition with ivabradine on atrial arrhythmias. We tested 19 healthy participants with ivabradine, metoprolol, or placebo in a double blind, randomized, cross-over fashion on top of selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibition with reboxetine...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772953/anterior-center-edge-angle-on-sagittal-ct-a-comparison-of-normal-hips-to-dysplastic-hips
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Shafagh Monazzam, Karly Ann Williams, Trevor J Shelton, Arash Calafi, Brian M Haus
PURPOSE: The anterior center-edge angle (ACEA) describes anterior acetabular coverage on false profile radiographs. Variability associated with pelvic tilt, radiographic projection, and identifying the true anterior edge, causes discrepancies in measuring an accurate ACEA. Computed tomography (CT) has the potential of improving the accuracy of ACEA. However, because the ACEA on sagittal CT has been shown to not be equivalent to ACEA on false profile radiographs, the normal range of ACEA on CT currently remains unknown and cannot reliably be used to determine over/under coverage...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771733/haemodilution-and-head-down-tilting-induce-functional-injury-in-the-rat-optic-nerve-a-model-for-peri-operative-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Steven Roth, John Dreixler, Nancy J Newman
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms of peri-operative ischaemic optic neuropathy remain poorly understood. Both specific pre-operative and intra-operative factors have been examined by retrospective studies, but no animal model currently exists. OBJECTIVES: To develop a rodent model of peri-operative ischaemic optic neuropathy. In rats, we performed head-down tilt and/or haemodilution, theorising that the combination damages the optic nerve. DESIGN: Animal study...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763765/towards-understanding-the-complexity-of-cardiovascular-oscillations-insights-from-information-theory
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Michal Javorka, Jana Krohova, Barbora Czippelova, Zuzana Turianikova, Zuzana Lazarova, Radovan Wiszt, Luca Faes
Cardiovascular complexity is a feature of healthy physiological regulation, which stems from the simultaneous activity of several cardiovascular reflexes and other non-reflex physiological mechanisms. It is manifested in the rich dynamics characterizing the spontaneous heart rate and blood pressure variability (HRV and BPV). The present study faces the challenge of disclosing the origin of short-term HRV and BPV from the statistical perspective offered by information theory. To dissect the physiological mechanisms giving rise to cardiovascular complexity in different conditions, measures of predictive information, information storage, information transfer and information modification were applied to the beat-to-beat variability of heart period (HP), systolic arterial pressure (SAP) and respiratory volume signal recorded non-invasively in 61 healthy young subjects at supine rest and during head-up tilt (HUT) and mental arithmetics (MA)...
May 5, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746965/spine-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-gait-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients
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Ram Haddas, Sujal Patel, Raj Arakal, Akwasi Boah, Theodore Belanger, Kevin L Ju
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: CSM typically manifests with a slow, progressive stepwise decline in neurologic function, including hand clumsiness and balance difficulties. Gait disturbances are frequently seen in CSM patients, with more advanced cases exhibiting a stiff, spastic gait. PURPOSE: To evaluate the spatiotemporal parameters and spine and lower extremity kinematics during the gait cycle of adult cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) patients prior to surgical intervention...
May 7, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739317/novel-functional-advanced-echocardiography-for-the-assessment-of-myocardial-mechanics-in-children-with-neurocardiogenic-syncope-a-blinded-prospective-speckle-tracking-head-up-tilt-table-challenge-study
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Kai O Hensel, Markus Roskopf, Francisca Abellan Schneyder, Andreas Heusch
BACKGROUND: Data on left ventricular (LV) function in patients with neurocardiogenic syncope (NS) is conflicting in adults and lacking in children. The aim of this study was to analyze LV myocardial performance in children with NS at rest and during head-up tilt-table (HUTT) testing. METHODS: This is the first study to combine HUTT and speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) in children with NS. 43 consecutive normotensive pediatric patients with NS (mean age 13...
May 8, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736287/acute-parotitis-after-lower-limb-amputation-a-case-report-of-a-rare-complication
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Konstantinos Ioannis Avgerinos, Nikolaos Degermetzoglou, Sofia Theofanidou, Georgia Kritikou, Ioannis Bountouris
Background: Postoperative parotitis is a rare complication that occurs usually after abdominal surgery. Parotitis has never been described as a complication of vascular operations, in literature. In the present article, we describe a case of a postamputation parotitis along with its management and its possible pathogenesis. Case Report: An 83-year-old diabetic man was emergently admitted to hospital because of gangrene below the right ankle and sepsis. The patient underwent a lower limb amputation above the knee...
2018: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720210/endoscopic-release-of-congenital-muscular-torticollis-with-radiofrequency-in-teenagers
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Jun-Liang Wang, Wei Qi, Yu-Jie Liu
BACKGROUND: Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is due to contracture of the sternocleidomastoid muscle which may cause activity limitations of the neck, tilt of the head, craniofacial asymmetry, and deformity of the skull. The authors present their experience of arthroscopic tight fibrous band release with radiofrequency in teenagers under local anesthesia and evaluate the clinical results. METHODS: A total of 69 patients who underwent arthroscopic release of CMT with radiofrequency under local anesthesia by a single surgeon could participate in this study...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715821/design-and-fabrication-of-a-compact-off-axis-see-through-head-mounted-display-using-a-freeform-surface
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Lidong Wei, Yacan Li, Juanjuan Jing, Lei Feng, Jinsong Zhou
Head-mounted display (HMD) has been widely used in many fields, and most existing HMDs are complex and typically non-aesthetically pleasing. In this paper, a novel compact, lightweight and wearable off-axis HMD with freeform surface is reported. It is challenging to achieve large field of view (FOV) and maintain compact structure simultaneously for this type system. In this design, the compact off-axis HMD consists of a tilted ellipsoid combiner and a four pieces relay lenses. It offers a diagonal FOV of 30°, and an exit pupil diameter of 7 mm...
April 2, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715516/predicting-vasovagal-syncope-from-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-a-prospective-study-in-140-subjects
#14
Nathalie Virag, Mark Erickson, Patricia Taraborrelli, Rolf Vetter, Phang Boon Lim, Richard Sutton
BACKGROUND: We developed a vasovagal syncope (VVS) prediction algorithm for use during head-up tilt with simultaneous analysis of heart rate (HR) and systolic blood pressure (SBP). We previously tested this algorithm retrospectively in 1155 subjects, showing sensitivity 95%, specificity 93% and median prediction time of 59s. OBJECTIVE: This study was prospective, single center, on 140 subjects to evaluate this VVS prediction algorithm and assess if retrospective results were reproduced and clinically relevant...
April 28, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701190/-relationship-between-unexplained-palpitation-in-children-and-head-up-tilt-test
#15
Tuoyu Gan, Lijia Wu, Runmei Zou, Ping Lin, Fang Li, Hong Yang, Ping Liu, Xiaohui Gong, Cheng Wang
To explore the relationship between unexplained palpitation in children and head-up tilt test (HUTT).
 Methods: A total of 142 children with the main symptom of unexplained palpitation were admitted to the Specialist Out-Patient Clinic of Children's Cardiovascular Disease from Sept. 2008 to Feb. 2017 in the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. Among them, 63 cases were male, 79 cases were female, with the mean age of (10.12±2.88) years old. The detailed history, physical examinations, conventional 12 electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, echocardiography, myocardial enzymes and thyroid function were all examined...
March 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697185/cardiac-performance-is-influenced-by-rotational-changes-of-position-in-the-transversal-plane-both-in-the-horizontal-and-in-the-60%C3%AC-head-up-postures
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Roger Kölegård, Cristina Da Silva, Christoph Siebenmann, Michail E Keramidas, Ola Eiken
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is usually performed with the subject/patient lying in the left lateral position (LLP), because the acoustic window is better in this than in the supine position (SP). The aim was to investigate cardiac responses to rotational changes of position in the transversal plane, from SP to LLP while horizontal, and from leaning on the back (HUT-LB) to leaning on the left side (HUT-LL) while tilted 60° head-up from the horizontal. METHODS: Healthy men (n = 12) underwent 10-min HUT provocations...
April 26, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696345/tilt-table-testing-for-syncope-and-collapse
#17
REVIEW
Ritsuko Kohno, Wayne O Adkisson, David G Benditt
Head-up tilt (HUT) has long been used to examine heart rate and blood pressure adaptation to changes in position. During such studies, incidental observations noted that some test subjects experienced total or near-total transient loss of consciousness and that, in some cases, hypotension was associated with unexpected marked bradycardia compatible with a vasovagal syncope (VVS) reaction. The first report of HUT as a clinical tool to confirm a diagnosis of suspected VVS was published in 1966, and led to the concept of using HUT as a diagnostic tool for VVS...
April 25, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684249/standard-head-down-tilt-versus-modified-without-head-down-tilt-postural-drainage-in-infants-and-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
#18
REVIEW
Diana A Freitas, Gabriela Ss Chaves, Thayla A Santino, Cibele Td Ribeiro, Fernando Al Dias, Ricardo O Guerra, Karla Mpp Mendonça
BACKGROUND: Postural drainage is used primarily in infants with cystic fibrosis from diagnosis up to the moment when they are mature enough to actively participate in self-administered treatments. However, there is a risk of gastroesophageal reflux associated with this technique.This is an update of a review published in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of standard postural drainage (15º to 45º head-down tilt) with modified postural drainage (15º to 30º head-up tilt) with regard to gastroesophageal reflux in infants and young children up to six years old with cystic fibrosis in terms of safety and efficacy...
March 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683363/cardiovascular-autonomic-response-to-orthostatic-stress-under-hypoxia-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Shu-Chun Huang, Kuo-Cheng Liu, Alice M K Wong, Shih-Chieh Chang, Jong-Shyan Wang
Huang, Shu-Chun, Kuo-Cheng Liu, Alice M.K. Wong, Shih-Chieh Chang, and Jong-Shyan Wang. Cardiovascular autonomic response to orthostatic stress under hypoxia in patients with spinal cord injury. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2018. AIMS: Determining whether systemic hypoxia aggravates the severity of autonomic cardiovascular dysfunction in orthostatic stress among patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). METHODS: Twenty-four male patients with chronic SCI whose neurological levels were above T6 were recruited...
April 23, 2018: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681880/exploring-the-role-of-temporoparietal-cortex-in-upright-perception-and-the-link-with-torsional-eye-position
#20
Jorge Otero-Millan, Ariel Winnick, Amir Kheradmand
Upright perception is a key aspect of orientation constancy, as we maintain a stable perception of the world despite continuous movements of our eyes, head, and body. Torsional position of the eyes can impact perception of upright by changing orientation of the images on the retina relative to gravity. Here, we investigated the role of temporoparietal cortex in upright perception with respect to ocular torsion, by means of the inhibitory effect of continuous theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
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