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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137090/diabetic-and-sympathetic-influences-on-the-water-permeability-barrier-function-of-human-skin-as-measured-using-transepidermal-water-loss-a-case-control-study
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Seung Hoon Han, Ji Woong Park
The presence of long-standing hyperglycemic conditions has been suggested to lead to many skin problems associated with an impaired skin barrier function. However, the relationship between impaired skin barrier status and altered peripheral nervous system function has not yet been determined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the water evaporation rate as a measure of the permeability barrier function of diabetic skin and its relationship to diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSPN) and peripheral autonomic neuropathy (PAN) using well-controlled confounding variables...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131019/utility-of-autonomic-function-tests-to-differentiate-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-and-parkinson-disease-with-dementia-from-alzheimer-disease
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Shuta Toru, Tadashi Kanouchi, Takanori Yokota, Yosuke Yagi, Akira Machida, Takayoshi Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: We studied autonomic disturbance in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson disease with dementia (PDD), Alzheimer disease (AD), to determine whether autonomic function tests can be used to distinguish these disorders. METHODS: Autonomic function was tested in 56 patients with DLB, 37 patients with PDD, and 59 patients with AD by using the sympathetic skin response, coefficient of variation in R-R interval, the head-up tilt test, serum norepinephrine concentration, and 123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine cardiac scintigraphy...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118201/inflow-of-oxygen-and-glucose-into-brain-tissue-induced-by-intravenous-norepinephrine-relationships-with-central-metabolic-and-peripheral-vascular-responses
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R Aaron Bola, Eugene A Kiyatkin
As an essential part of sympathetic activation that prepares the organism for "fight or flight," peripheral norepinephrine (NE) plays an important role in regulating cardiac activity and the tone of blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the heart and the brain and decreasing blood flow to the organs not as necessary for immediate survival. To assess whether this effect is applicable to the brain, we used high-speed amperometry to measure the changes in nucleus accumbens (NAc) levels of oxygen and glucose induced by intravenous (iv) injections of NE in awake, freely-moving rats...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093972/pain-processing-and-vegetative-dysfunction-in-fibromyalgia-a-study-by-sympathetic-skin-response-and-laser-evoked-potentials
#4
Marina de Tommaso, Katia Ricci, Giuseppe Libro, Eleonora Vecchio, Marianna Delussi, Anna Montemurno, Giuseppe Lopalco, Florenzo Iannone
Background: A dysfunction of pain processing at central and peripheral levels was reported in fibromyalgia (FM). We aimed to correlate laser evoked potentials (LEPs), Sympathetic Skin Response (SSR), and clinical features in FM patients. Methods: Fifty FM patients and 30 age-matched controls underwent LEPs and SSR by the right hand and foot. The clinical evaluation included FM disability (FIQ) and severity scores (WPI), anxiety (SAS) and depression (SDS) scales, and questionnaires for neuropathic pain (DN4)...
2017: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084240/a-sympathetic-nervous-system-evaluation-of-obesity-stigma
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Michael D Oliver, Subimal Datta, Debora R Baldwin
The portrayal of obesity in the media is often one of negativity. Consequently, it may generate an increase in stigma. Obesity stigma, a form of social discrimination, is responsible for many of the negative psychological and physiological effects on individual wellness. These effects not only impact individual health, but also affect the economy, and ultimately, societal wellness. In an attempt to examine the influence of the media on obesity stigma, this study tested the hypothesis that positive priming would lead to a reduction in obesity stigma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073513/the-socially-evaluated-handgrip-test-introduction-of-a-novel-time-efficient-stress-protocol
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Johannes B Finke, Grit I Kalinowski, Mauro F Larra, Hartmut Schächinger
Most widely-used stress-induction procedures (such as the TSST and the Cold Pressor Test) require considerable effort and overhead in terms of preparation, logistics, and staff recruitment. Moreover, while known to reliably induce HPA axis activation, especially when combined with social self-threat, most conventional laboratory stressors cannot be flexibly adapted to elicit either a mainly autonomic or an additional endocrine stress response. Being a promising alternative approach, a new version of the isometric handgrip test enriched by a social-evaluative component was evaluated in the present study...
October 18, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055714/psychophysiology-of-proactive-and-reactive-relational-aggression
#7
Dianna Murray-Close, Leigh Ann Holterman, Nicole L Breslend, Alexandra Sullivan
This study investigated the joint effects of parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system reactivity to social and non-social stressors on proactive (i.e., goal-directed, unemotional) and reactive (i.e., emotional, impulsive) functions of relational aggression. Two hundred and forty-seven (Mage=18.77years) participants completed a series of stressor tasks while their sympathetic arousal (i.e., skin conductance) and parasympathetic arousal (i.e., respiratory sinus arrhythmia) were assessed. Participants also provided self-reports of their aggressive behavior...
October 18, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055454/spontaneous-yawning-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-polygraphic-study
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Hülya Uluğut Erkoyun, Yeşim Beckmann, Nazlı Gamze Bülbül, Tülay Kurt İncesu, Nevin Gürgör Kanat, Cumhur Ertekin
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) suffer from the repetitive yawning and sleep problems. Yawning is observed in MS and other central nervous system disorders and yawning and swallowing may be controlled by the network of the brain stem. Therefore it is important to investigate the MS patients with various clinical and radiological locations in order to understand the role of brainstem on the yawning mechanisms. One hour polygraphic recording would be crucial method for this purpose, because it is easy to observe spontaneous yawning (SY) and spontaneous swallowing (SS) together with their electrophysiologic counterparts...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049621/autonomic-nervous-system-responses-to-hearing-related-demand-and-evaluative-threat
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Carol L Mackersie, Lucia Kearney
Purpose: This paper consists of 2 parts. The purpose of Part 1 was to review the potential influence of internal (person-related) factors on listening effort. The purpose of Part 2 was to present, in support of Part 1, preliminary data illustrating the interactive effects of an external factor (task demand) and an internal factor (evaluative threat) on autonomic nervous system measures. Method: For Part 1, we provided a brief narrative review of motivation and stress as modulators of listening effort...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017745/does-transcutaneous-nerve-stimulation-have-effect-on-sympathetic-skin-response
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E Esra Okuyucu, Ayşe Dicle Turhanoğlu, Murat Guntel, Serkan Yılmazer, Nazan Savaş, Ayhan Mansuroğlu
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the sympathetic nerve system by sympathetic skin response test. METHODS: Fifty-five healthy volunteers received either: (i) 30minutes TENS (25 participants) (ii) 30minutes sham TENS (30 participants) and SSR test was performed pre- and post-TENS. The mean values of latency and peak-to-peak amplitude of five consecutive SSRs were calculated. RESULTS: A significant amplitude difference was found between TENS and sham TENS group both in right and left hand (p=0...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990644/-relationship-between-homocysteinaemia-and-sympathetic-skin-response-in-parkinson-s-disease
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INTRODUCTION: High levels of homocysteine linked to treatment with levodopa have been observed in patients with Parkinsons disease (PD). Our aim was to assess the influence of serum homocysteine levels and other PD-related on the sympathetic skin response. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted that consecutively included patients with PD. We unilaterally assessed the sympathetic skin response in the upper limbs. We measured the influence of PD severity (measured by the Hoehn and Yahr and the Schwab and England scales, and the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale) and blood homocysteine, vitamin B12 and folic acid levels on the latency and amplitude of the sympathetic skin response...
October 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984660/selective-scalp-nerve-block-a-useful-technique-with-tissue-expansion-in-postburn-pediatric-alopecia
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Maha Ahmed Abo-Zeid, Alaa Eldin Adel Elmaddawy, Mohamed Hassan El-Fahar, Ahmed Hassan El-Sabbagh
BACKGROUND: Scalp defects can be reconstructed either with skin graft, local flaps, free flaps, or tissue expansion. Tissue expanders have been proved to be fruitful in the pediatric population. Scalp expansion has proved to be useful in the reconstruction of posttraumatic and postburn alopecic defects. Selective nerve block can be added for attenuation of sympathetic stimulation and decrease surgical stress in cranial surgeries. In this study, a comparison was done between using selective nerve block and without selective nerve block in both stages of tissue expansion procedure...
October 3, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973957/stress-attenuates-the-flexible-updating-of-aversive-value
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Candace M Raio, Catherine A Hartley, Temidayo A Orederu, Jian Li, Elizabeth A Phelps
In a dynamic environment, sources of threat or safety can unexpectedly change, requiring the flexible updating of stimulus-outcome associations that promote adaptive behavior. However, aversive contexts in which we are required to update predictions of threat are often marked by stress. Acute stress is thought to reduce behavioral flexibility, yet its influence on the modulation of aversive value has not been well characterized. Given that stress exposure is a prominent risk factor for anxiety and trauma-related disorders marked by persistent, inflexible responses to threat, here we examined how acute stress affects the flexible updating of threat responses...
October 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963666/sympathetic-skin-response-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
#14
Nicolò Margaritella, Laura Mendozzi, Massimo Garegnani, Elisabetta Gilardi, Raffaello Nemni, Luigi Pugnetti
The usefulness of sympathetic skin responses (SSR) in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been advocated by several studies in the last 20 years; however, due to a great heterogeneity of findings, a comprehensive meta-analysis of case-control studies is in order to pinpoint consistencies and investigate the causes of discrepancies. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane databases for case-control studies comparing SSR absence frequency and latency between patients with MS and healthy controls. Thirteen eligible studies including 415 MS patients and 331 healthy controls were identified...
September 29, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951985/electrochemical-skin-conductance-a-systematic-review
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Peter Novak
PURPOSE: Currently available techniques for the evaluation of small fiber neuropathy and related sudomotor function remain suboptimal. Electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) has recently been introduced as a simple noninvasive and fast method for the detection of sudomotor dysfunction. The purpose of this review is to synthesize and appraise research using ESC measurements for sudomotor evaluation in adults. METHODS: Electronic databases including MEDLINE and Google Scholar were searched (up to March 13, 2017)...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936748/quantity-and-quality-of-sweating-in-atopic-dermatitis
#16
Marlies Wruhs, Andreas Gleiß, Andreas Steiner, Paul Sator
Sweat may be an important factor in triggering an exacerbation of atopic dermatitis. It was the aim of this study to evaluate a possible correlation between atopic patients and hyperhidrosis-measured by a questionnaire-and to find out whether there are qualitative differences in sweat response-measured by sudomotor activity (sympathetic skin response test, SSR). Included were 100 study participants, of whom 50 were patients with atopic dermatitis and 50 were serving as control group. The frequency of hyperhidrosis is higher in atopic patients than in the control group (30 vs...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904461/the-prevalence-and-severity-of-autonomic-dysfunction-in-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
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Suresh Babu Pasangulapati, T V Murthy, Ajith Sivadasan, L Rynjah Gideon, A T Prabhakar, Aaron Sanjith, Vivek Mathew, Mathew Alexander
INTRODUCTION: In chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), emphasis has been on motor disabilities, and autonomic dysfunction in these patients has not been addressed systematically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Autonomic function was prospectively analyzed in 38 patients with CIDP. Quantitative autonomic function testing was done using Finometer(®) PRO and severity of adrenergic and cardiovagal dysfunction graded according to composite autonomic severity score and sudomotor dysfunction assessed using sympathetic skin response...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870566/pre-and-postganglionic-vasomotor-dysfunction-causes-distal-limb-coldness-in-multiple-system-atrophy
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Kazumasa Shindo, Mai Tsuchiya, Yuta Ichinose, Kishin Koh, Takanori Hata, Nobuo Yamashiro, Fumikazu Kobayashi, Takamura Nagasaka, Yoshihisa Takiyama
BACKGROUND: The detailed pathophysiology of limb coldness in multiple system atrophy (MSA) is unknown. METHODS: We evaluated cutaneous vasomotor neural function in 18 MSA patients with or without limb coldness, and in 20 healthy volunteers as controls. We measured resting skin sympathetic nerve activity (SSNA) and spontaneous changes of the sympathetic skin response (SSR) and skin blood flow (skin vasomotor reflex: SVR), as well as SVR and reflex changes of SSNA after electrical stimulation...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862764/testing-a-linear-time-invariant-model-for-skin-conductance-responses-by-intraneural-recording-and-stimulation
#19
Samuel Gerster, Barbara Namer, Mikael Elam, Dominik R Bach
Skin conductance responses (SCR) are increasingly analyzed with model-based approaches that assume a linear and time-invariant (LTI) mapping from sudomotor nerve (SN) activity to observed SCR. These LTI assumptions have previously been validated indirectly, by quantifying how much variance in SCR elicited by sensory stimulation is explained under an LTI model. This approach, however, collapses sources of variability in the nervous and effector organ systems. Here, we directly focus on the SN/SCR mapping by harnessing two invasive methods...
September 1, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842183/pronounced-and-sustained-cutaneous-vasoconstriction-during-and-following-cyrotherapy-treatment-role-of-neurotransmitters-released-from-sympathetic-nerves
#20
Kevin M Christmas, Jordan C Patik, Sepideh Khoshnevis, Kenneth R Diller, R Matthew Brothers
Cryotherapy is a therapeutic technique using ice or cold water applied to the skin to manage soft tissue trauma and injury. While beneficial, there are some potentially detrimental side effects, such as pronounced vasoconstriction and tissue ischemia that are sustained for hours post-treatment. This study tested the hypothesis that this vasoconstriction is mediated by 1) activation of post-synaptic α-adrenergic receptors and/or 2) activation of post-synaptic neuropeptide Y1 (NPY Y1) receptors. 8 subjects were fitted with a commercially available cryotherapy unit with a water perfused bladder on the lateral portion of the right calf...
January 2018: Microvascular Research
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