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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334641/do-clinically-anxious-children-cluster-according-to-their-expression-of-factors-that-maintain-child-anxiety
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Samantha Pearcey, Anna Alkozei, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Helen Dodd, Kou Murayama, Suzannah Stuijfzand, Cathy Creswell
BACKGROUND: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for childhood anxiety disorders, yet a significant proportion of children do not benefit from it. CBT for child anxiety disorders typically includes a range of strategies that may not all be applicable for all affected children. This study explored whether there are distinct subgroups of children with anxiety disorders who are characterized by their responses to measures of the key mechanisms that are targeted in CBT (i...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333676/ether-%C3%A3-go-go-k-channels-effective-modulators-of-neuronal-excitability
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Christiane K Bauer, Jürgen R Schwarz
Mammalian EAG (ether-à-go-go) channels are voltage-gated K+ channels. They are encoded by the KCNH gene family and divided into three subfamilies, eag (Kv10), erg (eag-related gene; Kv11) and elk (eag-like; Kv12). All EAG channel subtypes are expressed in the brain where they effectively modulate neuronal excitability. This Topical Review describes the biophysical properties of each of the EAG channel subtypes, their function in neurons and the neurological diseases induced by EAG channel mutations. In contrast to the function of erg currents in the heart where they contribute to repolarization of the cardiac action potential, erg currents in neurons are involved in the maintenance of the resting potential, setting of action potential threshold and frequency accommodation...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333483/how-heart-rate-variability-affects-emotion-regulation-brain-networks
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Mara Mather, Julian Thayer
Individuals with high heart rate variability tend to have better emotional well-being than those with low heart rate variability, but the mechanisms of this association are not yet clear. In this paper, we propose the novel hypothesis that by inducing oscillatory activity in the brain, high amplitude oscillations in heart rate enhance functional connectivity in brain networks associated with emotion regulation. Recent studies using daily biofeedback sessions to increase the amplitude of heart rate oscillations suggest that high amplitude physiological oscillations have a causal impact on emotional well-being...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331535/estrogen-deprivation-aggravates-cardiometabolic-dysfunction-in-obese-insulin-resistant-rats-through-the-impairment-of-cardiac-mitochondrial-dynamics
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Wanitchaya Minta, Siripong Palee, Duangkamol Mantor, Wissuta Sutham, Thidarat Jaiwongkum, Sasiwan Kerdpoo, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Sirinart Kumfu, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
The incidence of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome increases after the onset of menopause, suggesting estrogen has a vital role in their prevention. Mitochondrial dynamics are known to play an important role in the maintenance of cardiac physiological function. However, the effects of estrogen deprivation on cardiometabolic status and cardiac mitochondrial dynamics under conditions of obese-insulin resistance have never been investigated. We hypothesized that estrogen deprivation aggravates cardiac dysfunction through increased cardiac mitochondrial fission in obese-insulin resistant rats...
January 10, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330837/computer-simulated-modeling-of-healthy-and-diseased-right-ventricular-and-pulmonary-circulation
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Jody Chou, Joseph B Rinehart
We have previously developed a simulated cardiovascular physiology model for in-silico testing and validation of novel closed-loop controllers. To date, a detailed model of the right heart and pulmonary circulation was not needed, as previous controllers were not intended for use in patients with cardiac or pulmonary pathology. With new development of controllers for vasopressors, and looking forward, for combined vasopressor-fluid controllers, modeling of right-sided and pulmonary pathology is now relevant to further in-silico validation, so we aimed to expand our existing simulation platform to include these elements...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330044/effects-of-acupuncture-on-the-heart-rate-variability-cortisol-levels-and-behavioural-response-induced-by-thunder-sound-in-beagles
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Carolina Elisabetta Martins Maccariello, Carla Caroline Franzini de Souza, Laura Morena, Daniel Penteado Martins Dias, Magda Alves de Medeiros
Sound stimuli such as fireworks, firearms, and claps of thunder have been used as a stress reactivity model for dogs. Acupuncture has been widely used to treat and prevent physiological and behavioural disorders induced by stress. Our study aims to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on cardiac autonomic modulation (heart rate variability - HRV), behavioural (reactivity) and endocrine (cortisol levels) responses in dogs exposed to sounds of thunder. Twenty-four laboratory beagles (12 males and 12 females, 1-6years old) with no history of phobia to thunder were subjected to a sound stimulus that consisted of a standardized recording of thunder over a 150s period with a maximum intensity of 103-104dB...
January 9, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327399/plga-mpeg-nanoparticles-loaded-with-melatonin-protect-adipose-derived-stem-cells-transplanted-in-infarcted-heart-tissue
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Qiang Ma, Junjie Yang, Xu Huang, Weisheng Guo, Sulei Li, Hao Zhou, Jingwei Li, Yundai Chen
Stem cell transplantation is a promising therapeutic strategy for myocardial infarction. However, transplanted cells face low survival rates due to oxidative stress and the inflammatory microenvironment in ischemic heart tissue. Melatonin has been used as a powerful endogenous antioxidant to protect cells from oxidative injury. However, melatonin cannot play a long lasting effect against the hostile microenvironment. Nano drug delivery carriers have the ability to protect the loaded drug from degradation in physiological environments in a controlled manner, which results in longer effects and decreased side effects...
January 12, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326895/effects-of-walking-with-hand-held-weights-on-energy-expenditure-and-excess-postexercise-oxygen-consumption
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Catherine T Campaña, Pablo B Costa
Walking is not only important to assist in performing daily tasks, but also to gain cardiovascular benefits. Further research on walking is needed to examine the physiological responses to improve health and reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study was to compare the energy expenditure (EE) during and after walking exercise with versus without hand-held weights (HHW). Nineteen sedentary women (mean±standard deviation; age, 21±2.7 years, height, 163.1±6.3 cm; body mass, 66.6± 15...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326833/ganglionated-plexi-ablation-physiology-and-clinical-applications
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Stavros Stavrakis, Sunny Po
Ganglionated plexi (GP), consisting of conglomerations of autonomic ganglia on the epicardial surface of the heart, have been shown to play a significant role in different arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. GP ablation has become an adjunctive procedure in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, while it has been used successfully in preliminary studies in vasovagal syncope. This review will present the current data on the physiology and clinical applications of GP ablation in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and other diseases...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326279/gut-microbiota-in-cardiovascular-disease-and-heart-failure
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Takeshi Kitai, W H Wilson Tang
Accumulating evidence supports a relationship between the complexity and diversity of the gut microbiota and host diseases. In addition to alterations in the gut microbial composition, the metabolic potential of gut microbiota has been identified as a contributing factor in the development of diseases. Recent technological developments of molecular and biochemical analyses enable us to detect and characterize the gut microbiota via assessment and classification of its genomes and corresponding metabolites. These advances have provided emerging data supporting the role of gut microbiota in various physiological activities including host metabolism, neurological development, energy homeostasis, and immune regulation...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324913/the-detection-of-endocarditis-post-implantation-grafts-arteritis-and-other-related-disorders-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Jelena Šaponjski, Dragana Šobić-Šaranović, Strahinja Odalović, Milica Stojiljković, Jelena Pantović, Nebojša Petrović, Isidora Grozdić-Milojević, Vera Artiko
INTRODUCTION: Positron emission tomography with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) is a nuclear medicine diagnostic method which, unlike other technological modalities that asses anatomical features, detects increased glucose metabolism inside the cells, thus is very helpful in diagnosing cardiovascular infection and inflammation and also in therapy planning. AIM: Aim of this study was to assess the significance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in detection of an active disease in patients with infection and inflammation of cardiovascular system...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324576/intermittent-cooling-during-judo-training-in-a-warm-humid-environment-reduces-autonomic-and-hormonal-impact
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Eduardo Carballeira, José Morales, David H Fukuda, María L Granada, Vicente Carratalá-Deval, Alfonso López Díaz de Durana, Jeffrey R Stout
The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of superficial cooling on physiological responses while training in a warm, humid environment during an international judo training camp. Sixteen judokas (8 women and 8 men) participated in the experiment. Four high-level women and four men were randomly assigned to wear a cooling vest (vest group, VG) during the recovery periods within a training session (i.e. 8 bouts of 5 min fighting with 5 min rest) and up to 10 min after the session, while the remaining athletes in the control group (CG) trained without the use of any cooling aids...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324314/down-regulation-of-mir-133a-b-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-correlates-with-the-presence-of-ventricular-fibrillation
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Emanuela Boštjančič, Tanisa Brandner, Nina Zidar, Damjan Glavač, Dušan Štajer
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of physiologic and pathologic conditions of the heart. Animal models of heart diseases have shown that miRNAs may contribute to the development of arrhythmias. However, little is known about the expression of muscle- and cardiac-specific miRNAs in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) who have developed ventricular fibrillation (VF). Our study included 47 patients who had died from myocardial infarction (MI), 23 with clinically proven VF and 24 without VF. Autopsy samples of infarcted tissue and remote myocardium were available (n = 94)...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321984/effects-of-bhramari-pranayama-on-health-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maheshkumar Kuppusamy, Dilara Kamaldeen, Ravishankar Pitani, Julius Amaldas, Poonguzhali Shanmugam
Pranayama, a branch of yoga practice is extremely beneficial to mankind in maintaining sound physical and mental health and this article aims to attain an insight on the studies conducted on the effectiveness of Bhramari Pranayama (Bhr.P) on health. The studies done until May 2016 were found using Medline, Embase, Google scholar and manual search. Studies conducted on the health effectiveness of Bhr.P specifically were included on the basis of prisma guidelines. The data were defined by their objectives, methodology, study setting, findings, interventions done and implications suggested in the study...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321822/pursuing-meaningful-end-points-for-stem-cell-therapy-assessment-in-ischemic-cardiac-disease
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REVIEW
Maria Dorobantu, Nicoleta-Monica Popa-Fotea, Mihaela Popa, Iulia Rusu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
Despite optimal interventional and medical therapy, ischemic heart disease is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although not included in standard of care rehabilitation, stem cell therapy (SCT) could be a solution for prompting cardiac regeneration. Multiple studies have been published from the beginning of SCT until now, but overall no unanimous conclusion could be drawn in part due to the lack of appropriate end-points. In order to appreciate the impact of SCT, multiple markers from different categories should be considered: Structural, biological, functional, physiological, but also major adverse cardiac events or quality of life...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321036/maternal-engineered-nanomaterial-inhalation-during-gestation-alters-the-fetal-transcriptome
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P A Stapleton, Q A Hathaway, C E Nichols, A B Abukabda, M V Pinti, D L Shepherd, C R McBride, J Yi, V C Castranova, J M Hollander, T R Nurkiewicz
BACKGROUND: The integration of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) is well-established and widespread in clinical, commercial, and domestic applications. Cardiovascular dysfunctions have been reported in adult populations after exposure to a variety of ENM. As the diversity of these exposures continues to increase, the fetal ramifications of maternal exposures have yet to be determined. We, and others, have explored the consequences of ENM inhalation during gestation and identified many cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes in the F1 generation...
January 10, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320711/anatomical-physiological-and-functional-diversity-of-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
Rachel K Zwick, Christian F Guerrero-Juarez, Valerie Horsley, Maksim V Plikus
Adipose tissue depots can exist in close association with other organs, where they assume diverse, often non-traditional functions. In stem cell-rich skin, bone marrow, and mammary glands, adipocytes signal to and modulate organ regeneration and remodeling. Skin adipocytes and their progenitors signal to hair follicles, promoting epithelial stem cell quiescence and activation, respectively. Hair follicles signal back to adipocyte progenitors, inducing their expansion and regeneration, as in skin scars. In mammary glands and heart, adipocytes supply lipids to neighboring cells for nutritional and metabolic functions, respectively...
January 9, 2018: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320537/correlation-of-a-new-index-reflecting-the-fluctuation-of-parasympathetic-tone-and-fetal-acidosis-in-an-experimental-study-in-a-sheep-model
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C Garabedian, Y Clermont-Hama, D Sharma, E Aubry, L Butruille, P Deruelle, L Storme, J De Jonckheere, V Houfflin-Debarge
The autonomic nervous system plays a leading role in the control of fetal homeostasis. Fetal heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is a reflection of its activity. We developed a new index (the Fetal Stress Index, FSI) reflecting parasympathetic tone. The objective of this study was to evaluate this index as a predictor of fetal acid-base status. This was an experimental study on chronically instrumented fetal lambs (n = 11, surgery at 128 +/- 2 days gestational age, term = 145 days). The model was based on 75% occlusion of the umbilical cord for a maximum of 120 minutes or until an arterial pH ≤ 7...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319584/physiological-responses-to-overdressing-and-exercise-heat-stress-in-trained-runners
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Brett R Ely, Laurie A Blanchard, Jared R Steele, Michael A Francisco, Samuel N Cheuvront, Christopher T Minson
Heat acclimation is the best strategy to improve performance in a hot environment. Many athletes seeking the benefits of heat acclimation lack access to a hot environment for exercise, and thus rely on over-dressing to simulate environmental heat stress. It is currently unknown whether this approach produces the requisite thermoregulatory strain necessary for heat acclimation in trained men and women. PURPOSE: To compare physiological and cellular responses to exercise in a hot environment (HOT; 40°C, 30%rh) with minimal clothing (clo= 0...
January 9, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319170/sirt6-deacetylase-transcriptionally-regulates-glucose-metabolism-in-heart
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Danish Khan, Mohsen Sarikhani, Subhajit Dasgupta, Babukrishna Maniyadath, Anwit Shriniwas Pandit, Sneha Mishra, Faiz Ahamed, Abhinav Dubey, Nowrin Fathma, Hanudatta S Atreya, Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam, Nagalingam R Sundaresan
Sirtuins are a family of enzymes, which govern a number of cellular processes essential for maintaining physiological balance. SIRT6, a nuclear localized sirtuin, is implicated in the development of metabolic disorders. The role of SIRT6 in regulation of cardiac metabolism is unexplored. Although glucose is not the primary energy source of heart, defects in glucose oxidation have been linked to heart failure. SIRT6+/- mice hearts exhibit increased inhibitory phosphorylation of PDH subunit E1α. SIRT6 deficiency enhances FoxO1 nuclear localization that results in increased expression of PDK4...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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