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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913968/post-ganglionic-autonomic-neuropathy-associated-with-anti-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-antibodies
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E Fileccia, R Rinaldi, R Liguori, A Incensi, R D'Angelo, M P Giannoccaro, V Donadio
PURPOSE: Antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD-Abs) have been associated with several conditions, rarely involving the autonomic nervous system. Here, we describe two patients complaining of autonomic symptoms in whom a post-ganglionic autonomic neuropathy has been demonstrated in association with significantly elevated serum and CSF GAD-Abs levels. METHODS: Patients underwent nerve conduction studies, sympathetic skin response testing, evaluation of autonomic control of the cardiovascular system and skin biopsy...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911393/a-detailed-protocol-for-perspiration-monitoring-using-a-novel-small-wireless-device
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Kazuhiro Ogai, Masakazu Fukuoka, Kei-Ichiro Kitamura, Kiyoshi Uchide, Tetsu Nemoto
Perspiration monitoring can be utilized for the detection of certain diseases, such as thermoregulation and mental disorders, particularly when the patients are unaware of such disorders or are having difficulty expressing their symptoms. Until now, several devices for perspiration monitoring have been developed; however, such devices tend to have a relatively large exterior, considerable power consumption, and/or less sensitivity. Recently, we developed a small, wireless device for perspiration monitoring...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899087/paradoxical-physiological-responses-to-propranolol-in-a-rett-syndrome-patient-a-case-report
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P J Santosh, L Bell, K Lievesley, J Singh, F Fiori
BACKGROUND: Rett Syndrome (RTT), caused by a loss-of-function in the epigenetic modulator: X-linked methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2), is a pervasive neurological disorder characterized by compromised brain functions, anxiety, severe mental retardation, language and learning disabilities, repetitive stereotyped hand movements and developmental regression. An imbalance in the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system (dysautonomia) and the resulting autonomic storms is a frequent occurrence in patients with RTT...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891612/neurovascular-mechanisms-underlying-augmented-cold-induced-reflex-cutaneous-vasoconstriction-in-human-hypertension
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Jody L Greaney, W Larry Kenney, Lacy M Alexander
Despite ample evidence of dysregulated sympathetic control of the peripheral vasculature in hypertension, no studies have examined integrated neurovascular function during cold stress in hypertensive adults (HTN). We hypothesized that (1) whole-body cooling would elicit greater cutaneous vasoconstriction and greater increases in skin sympathetic nervous system activity (SSNA) in HTN (n = 14; 56 ± 2 yrs) compared to age-matched normotensive adults (NTN; n = 14; 55 ± 2 yrs) and (2) augmented reflex vasoconstriction in HTN would be mediated by an increase in cutaneous vascular adrenergic sensitivity and a greater contribution of non-adrenergic sympathetic co-transmitters...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888495/an-unusual-presentation-of-intraocular-tuberculosis-in-a-monocular-patient-clinicopathological-correlation
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Kanika Aggarwal, Aniruddha Agarwal, Shobha Sehgal, Suryaprakash Sharma, Nirbhai Singh, Kusum Sharma, Ramanuj Samanta, Alessandro Invernizzi, Aman Sharma, Vishali Gupta
BACKGROUND: Lack of uniform diagnostic criteria often poses a challenge in the diagnosis and management of tubercular uveitis. The index case describes an unusual presentation of tubercular panuveitis initially misdiagnosed as sympathetic ophthalmia, where the appropriate diagnosis was made using various imaging and laboratory investigations. RESULTS: A 52-year-old Indian woman underwent multimodal imaging, extensive clinical and laboratory work-up, and analysis of microbiological and histopathological specimens...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878939/botulinum-toxin-a-for-palmar-hyperhidrosis-assessment-with-sympathetic-skin-responses-evoked-by-train-of-stimuli
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J Y Al-Hashel, D Youssry, H M Rashaed, T Shamov, R T Rousseff
Objective assessment of the effect of botulinum toxin A (BT) treatment in primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PH) is attempted by different methods. We decided to use for this purpose sympathetic skin responses evoked by train of stimuli (TSSR). Twenty patients with severe PH (five female, median age 24, range 18-36) were examined regularly over 3 months after receiving 50 UI BT in each palm. TSSR were recorded from the palms after sensory stimulation by a train of three supramaximal electric pulses 3 millisecond apart...
November 23, 2016: Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863904/exacerbating-factors-of-itch-in-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Hiroyuki Murota, Ichiro Katayama
Atopic dermatitis (AD) displays different clinical symptoms, progress, and response to treatment during early infancy and after childhood. After the childhood period, itch appears first, followed by formation of well-circumscribed plaque or polymorphous dermatoses at the same site. When accompanied with dermatitis and dry skin, treatment of skin lesions should be prioritized. When itch appears first, disease history, such as causes and time of appearance of itch should be obtained by history taking. In many cases, itch increases in the evening when the sympathetic nerve activity decreased...
November 15, 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861895/effects-of-postural-change-from-supine-to-head-up-tilt-on-skin-sympathetic-nerve-activity-component-synchronised-with-cardiac-cycle-in-warmed-men
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Yu Ogawa, Yoshi-Ichiro Kamijo, Shigeki Ikegawa, Shizue Masuki, Hiroshi Nose
In humans, the cutaneous vasodilatation response to hyperthermia has been suggested to be suppressed by baroreflexes to maintain arterial pressure when the posture was changed from supine to upright, and if the reflexes do not function sufficiently, it can cause heat syncope. However, the efferent signals of the reflexes have not been identified. To identify the signals, we continuously measured skin sympathetic nerve activity (SSNA; microneurography), right atrial volume (RAV; echocardiography, the baroreceptors for the reflexes are reportedly located), cutaneous vascular conductance on the chest (CVCchest ; laser Doppler flowmetry), and oesophageal temperature (Toes ; thermocouple) in young men before and after passive warming with a perfusion suit, during which periods the posture was changed from supine to 30° head-up tilt positions...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854467/parental-management-of-peers-and-autonomic-nervous-system-reactivity-in-predicting-adolescent-peer-relationships
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Kelly M Tu, Stephen A Erath, Mona El-Sheikh
The present study examined sympathetic and parasympathetic indices of autonomic nervous system reactivity as moderators of the prospective association between parental management of peers via directing of youths' friendships and peer adjustment in a sample of typically developing adolescents. Participants included 246 adolescents at Time 1 (T1) [47% boys; 66% European American (EA), 34% African American (AA)] and 226 adolescents at Time 2 (T2; 45% boys; 67% EA, 33% AA). Adolescents were approximately 16 and 17 years old at T1 and T2, respectively...
November 17, 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825900/relational-victimization-and-depressive-symptoms-the-role-of-autonomic-nervous-system-reactivity-in-emerging-adults
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Leigh Ann Holterman, Dianna K Murray-Close, Nicole L Breslend
The goal of the current study was to investigate the association between relational victimization, defined as being the target of aggressive acts that damage relationships (e.g., gossip, social exclusion) and depressive symptoms during the relatively understudied developmental period of emerging adulthood. In addition, as individual differences in stress reactivity may influence the outcomes associated with victimization by peers, the moderating roles of sympathetic nervous system (SNS; as measured by skin conductance reactivity) and parasympathetic nervous system (PNS; as measured by respiratory sinus arrhythmia) reactivity to social and non-social stressors were examined...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823705/demonstration-of-sympathetic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-by-measuring-sympathetic-skin-responses-from-the-neck
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Bektaş Korkmaz, Gülçin Benbir Şenel, Meral E Kızıltan, Derya Karadeniz
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the sympathetic sudomotor responses via the sympathetic skin responses (SSR) from bilateral hands and right and left sides of the neck in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS: A total of 31 patients with OSAS diagnosed by whole-night polysomnography and 18 healthy volunteers were consecutively enrolled into this prospective study. RESULTS: The SSRs from hands were not obtained in two patients with OSAS (6...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812758/autonomic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-essential-tremor
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Yasin Habipoglu, Murat Alpua, Cemil Bilkay, Yakup Turkel, Ersel Dag
The aim of this study was to evaluate the autonomic function in patients with essential tremor (ET). Thirty-one adult patients with ET and 26 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. The electrophysiological evaluations of the autonomic nervous system function were performed by sympathetic skin response (SSR) and R-R interval variation (RRIV) tests. The mean latency of SSR in ET patients was significantly delayed compared with the controls (P = 0.01). The mean amplitude of sympathetic skin response was significantly lower in ET patients in comparison to the controls (P = 0...
November 3, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800584/neuroimmune-interactions-dendritic-cell-modulation-by-the-sympathetic-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Maisa C Takenaka, Marcia G Guereschi, Alexandre S Basso
Dendritic cells are of paramount importance bridging innate and adaptive immune responses. Depending on the context, after sensing environmental antigens, commensal microorganisms, pathogenic agents, or antigens from the diet, dendritic cells may drive either different effector adaptive immune responses or tolerance, avoiding tissue damage. Although the plasticity of the immune response and the capacity to regulate itself are considered essential to orchestrate appropriate physiological responses, it is known that the nervous system plays a relevant role controlling immune cell function...
October 31, 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789772/blunted-increases-in-skin-sympathetic-nerve-activity-are-related-to-attenuated-reflex-vasodilation-in-aged-human-skin
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Anna E Stanhewicz, Jody L Greaney, Lacy M Alexander, W Larry Kenney
Reflex cutaneous vasodilation in response to passive heating is attenuated in human aging. This diminished response is mediated, in part, by age-associated reductions in endothelial function; however, the contribution of altered skin sympathetic nervous system activity (SSNA) is unknown. We hypothesized that 1) healthy older adults would demonstrate blunted SSNA responses to increased core temperature compared to young adults, and 2) the decreased SSNA response would be associated with attenuated cutaneous vasodilation...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788421/profile-of-autonomic-dysfunctions-in-patients-with-primary-brain-tumor-and-possible-autoimmunity
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Magdalena Koszewicz, Slawomir Michalak, Malgorzata Bilinska, Slawomir Budrewicz, Mikolaj Zaborowski, Krzysztof Slotwinski, Ryszard Podemski, Maria Ejma
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral lesion due to different neurological conditions could be complicated by autonomic dysfunction, reported in the literature as a sympathetic hyperactivity. The mechanisms of dysautonomia still remains partial. The aim of the study was to assess the profile of autonomic dysfunction in patient with primary brain tumors, with attempt to estimate the additional factors in pathogenesis of dysautonomia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Neurological examinations, the Low's autonomic disorder questionnaire, electrophysiological autonomic tests (Heart Rate Variability test at rest and during deep breathing, spectral analysis of R-R intervals, sympathetic skin response test), studies of peripheral nerves, blood sampling collection for antibodies were done in 33 patients with recognized primary brain tumors...
October 22, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773408/assessment-of-left-ventricular-ejection-force-and-sympathetic-skin-response-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-subjects-a-double-blind-observational-comparative-case-control-study
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Tarun Saxena, Sanjay Patidar, Manjari Saxena
BACKGROUND: Pathophysiology of essential hypertension remains obscure. Correlation among ventricular ejection force, sympathetic activity, and hypertension is less clearly narrated in hypertensive subjects. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess correlation among ventricular ejection force, sympathetic activity, and hypertension in hypertensive subjects, and to be compared with normotensive subjects. METHODS: This is a case-control study to assess left ventricular ejection force (LVEF) and sympathetic skin response, in normotensive (group 1; control), and hypertensive subjects (group 2; cases)...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770676/the-complexity-of-electrodermal-activity-is-altered-in-mental-cognitive-stressors
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Zuzana Visnovcova, Michal Mestanik, Michal Gala, Andrea Mestanikova, Ingrid Tonhajzerova
The aim of this study was to evaluate potential changes in the electrodermal activity (EDA) to enable the detection of variations in the sympathetic nervous system during mental load and recovery period. Several EDA parameters were used: SCA (skin conductance amplitude), frequency of NS-EDR (nonspecific electrodermal responses), SIE (symbolic information entropy), and ApEn (approximate entropy). The cohort consisted of 50 healthy students (average age: 23.33±0.24yr., 25 women). The stress profile consisted of five phases: baseline (P1), Stroop test (P2), recovery (P3), mental arithmetic test (P4), and recovery (P5)...
October 14, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716384/ion-channels-expression-and-function-are-strongly-modified-in-solid-tumors-and-vascular-malformations
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Antonella Biasiotta, Daniela D'Arcangelo, Francesca Passarelli, Ezio Maria Nicodemi, Antonio Facchiano
BACKGROUND: Several cellular functions relate to ion-channels activity. Physiologically relevant chains of events leading to angiogenesis, cell cycle and different forms of cell death, require transmembrane voltage control. We hypothesized that the unordered angiogenesis occurring in solid cancers and vascular malformations might associate, at least in part, to ion-transport alteration. METHODS: The expression level of several ion-channels was analyzed in human solid tumor biopsies...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716097/the-impact-of-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-chemotherapy-on-the-autonomous-nervous-system-of-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Emmanouil V Dermitzakis, Vasilios K Kimiskidis, George Lazaridis, Zoi Alexopoulou, Eleni Timotheadou, Alexandros Papanikolaou, Ourania Romanidou, George Georgiadis, Konstantine T Kalogeras, Iakovos Tsiptsios, Basil Tarlatzis, George Fountzilas
BACKGROUND: Paclitaxel-based regimens are frequently associated with the development of peripheral neuropathy. The autonomous nervous system (ANS) effects, however, of this chemotherapeutic agent remain unexplored. METHODS: We investigated a group of 31 female patients with ovarian cancer receiving treatment with paclitaxel and carboplatin, as well as a group of 16 healthy age- and gender-matched healthy volunteers. All study participants completed a questionnaire and were assessed neurophysiologically at three time points (baseline, 3-4 months and 6-8 months following the onset of chemotherapy)...
October 1, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697768/therapeutic-effects-of-dry-needling-in-patients-with-upper-trapezius-myofascial-trigger-points
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Maryam Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Gholamreza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are major pain generators in myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling (DN) is an effective method for the treatment of MTrPs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the immediate neurophysiological and clinical effects of DN in patients with upper trapezius MTrPs. METHODS: This was a prospective, clinical trial study of 20 patients with upper trapezius MTrPs and 20 healthy volunteers (matched for height, weight, body mass index and age), all of whom received one session of DN...
October 3, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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