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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895591/comparison-in-conscious-rabbits-of-the-baroreceptor-heart-rate-reflex-effects-of-chronic-treatment-with-rilmenidine-moxonidine-and-clonidine
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Monique L Parkin, Kyungjoon Lim, Sandra L Burke, Geoffrey A Head
We investigated the effects of chronic subcutaneous treatment with centrally-acting antihypertensive agents moxonidine, rilmenidine, and clonidine on the baroreflex control of heart rate (HR) in conscious normotensive rabbits over 3 weeks. Infusions of phenylephrine and nitroprusside were performed at week 0 and at weeks 1 and 3 of treatment to determine mean arterial pressure (MAP)-HR baroreflex relationships. A second curve was performed after intravenous methscopolamine to determine the sympathetic baroreflex relationship...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854009/autonomic-modulation-with-baroreflex-activation-therapy-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Edoardo Gronda, Emilio Vanoli
Baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) produces a central inhibition of cardiac sympathetic outflow and, concomitantly, an increased cardiac vagal activity via a physiological reflex pathway. In a pilot study in 11 patients with NYHA class III heart failure (HF), BAT produced a persistent significant reduction of muscle sympathetic nerve activity over a 21-month follow-up and a dramatic decrease in the number and length of hospitalizations. In a multinational, prospective, randomized, parallel-controlled, clinical trial in 146 NYHA functional class III HF, BAT produced a significant N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide reduction (p = 0...
November 16, 2016: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852563/effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-st25-and-bl25-in-a-sennae-induced-rat-model-of-diarrhoea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Xianwei Zhu, Zhibin Liu, Wenmin Niu, Yuan Wang, Aimin Zhang, Hongyan Qu, Jing Zhou, Lu Bai, Yong Yang, Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) may have a role in the treatment of diarrhoea symptoms. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter and paracrine signalling molecule in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which initiates peristaltic, secretory, vasodilatory, vagal and nociceptive reflexes. In addition, according to the results of our previous report, EA stimulation mediates GI peristalsis by increasing expression of 5-HT and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH). AIM: To investigate the effect of EA at acupuncture points ST25 and BL25 in a rat model of diarrhoea...
November 15, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836167/a-1-year-old-boy-with-long-pauses-caused-by-paroxysmal-atrioventricular-block-and-sinus-arrest-vagal-reflex-and-effect-of-pacing
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Sayaka Sakazaki, Satoshi Masutani, Yoichi Iwamoto, Yoshitaka Asano, Ai Miyamoto, Hirotaka Ishido, Masanori Tamura, Hideaki Senzaki
Paroxysmal atrioventricular block (PAVB) is rare in children. A 1-year-old boy presented with PAVB and sinus arrest that resulted in refractory life-threatening symptomatic long pauses. Continuous heart rate variability analysis with high time resolution (wavelet analysis) revealed an abrupt increase in parasympathetic activity just before a long pause, which indicated a vagal reflex. Although a pacemaker is not always effective because of a concomitant vasodepressive response in such cases, the complete stabilization after pacemaker implantation in this case supports the necessity and usefulness of pacemaker implantation in patients with reflex-induced highly symptomatic bradycardia...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802329/loss-of-breathing-modulation-of-heart-rate-variability-in-patients-with-recent-and-long-standing-diabetes-mellitus-type-ii
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Ana Leonor Rivera, Bruno Estañol, Ruben Fossion, Juan C Toledo-Roy, José A Callejas-Rojas, José A Gien-López, Guillermo R Delgado-García, Alejandro Frank
Healthy subjects under rhythmic breathing have heart interbeat intervals with a respiratory band in the frequency domain that can be an index of vagal activity. Diabetes Mellitus Type II (DM) affects the autonomic nervous system of patients, thus it can be expected changes on the vagal activity. Here, the influence of DM on the breathing modulation of the heart rate is evaluated by analyzing in the frequency domain heart interbeat interval (IBI) records obtained from 30 recently diagnosed, 15 long standing DM patients, and 30 control subjects during standardized clinical tests of controlled breathing at 0...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788744/-clinical-analysis-of-19-cases-of-pregnant-women-with-rapid-arrhythmia-in-the-treatment-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
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L Chu, J Zhang, Y N Li, D Y Long
: Objective: To investigate the risk of radiofrequency catheter ablation and maternal and infant in pregnant women with rapid arrhythmia during pregnancy. Methods: The clinical data of the 19 cases of pregnancy complicated with rapid arrhythmia were retrospectively analyzed and followed up, including the gestational week, the type of arrhythmia, the treatment, and the outcome of the mother and child in Beijing Anzhen Hospital of Capital Medical University from January 2002 to March 2016...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776979/chronic-kidney-disease-impairs-renal-nerve-and-haemodynamic-reflex-responses-to-vagal-afferent-input-through-a-central-mechanism
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REVIEW
Ibrahim M Salman, Cara M Hildreth, Jacqueline K Phillips
We investigated age- and sex-related changes in reflex renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) and haemodynamic responses to vagal afferent stimulation in a rodent model of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Using anaesthetised juvenile (7-8weeks) and adult (12-13weeks) Lewis Polycystic Kidney (LPK) and Lewis control rats of either sex (n=63 total), reflex changes in RSNA, heart rate (HR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) to vagal afferent stimulation (5-s train, 4.0V, 2.0-ms pulses, 1-16Hz) were measured. In all groups, stimulation of the vagal afferents below 16Hz produced frequency-dependent reductions in RSNA, HR and MAP, while a 16Hz stimulus produced an initial sympathoinhibition followed by sympathoexcitation...
October 11, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754027/yia-03-03-effect-of-gabapentin-ligand-of-alpha-2-delta-subunit-of-voltage-dependent-calcium-channels-on-blood-pressure-and-baroreflex-sensitivity-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-the-influence-of-guanethidine-induced-sympathectomy
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Michal Behuliak, Michal Bencze, Anna Vavrinova, Ivana Vaneckova, Josef Zicha
OBJECTIVE: Voltage-dependent calcium channels (VDCCs) play an important role in two major abnormalities observed in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) - hyperactivity of sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and enhanced Ca influx to vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). α2δ subunit of VDCC, which promotes surface trafficking and modulates the biophysical properties of VDCC, was identified as a critical component of increased L-type VDCC calcium currents in arterial myocytes of SHR. On the other hand, N-type VDCCs control a neurotransmitter release in the peripheral sympathetic nervous system and play an important role in sympathetic hyperactivity in SHR...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750160/ictal-bradyarrhythmias-and-asystole-requiring-pacemaker-implantation-combined-eeg-ecg-analysis-of-5-cases
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Roisin Bartlam, Rajiv Mohanraj
BACKGROUND: Seizures can lead to cardiac arrhythmias by a number of mechanisms including activation/inhibition of cortical autonomic centers, increase in vagal tone through activation of brainstem reflex centers, and respiratory failure. Ictal asystole (IA) is a potential mechanism underlying sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). We analyzed the clinical features of 5 patients who developed IA requiring pacemaker implantation. METHODS: Patients with ictal arrhythmias were identified from the video-telemetry and ambulatory EEG database at Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, as well as an independent epilepsy residential care facility...
November 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707722/vagal-afferent-activation-induces-salivation-and-swallowing-like-events-in-anesthetized-rats
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Hirotaka Ueda, Mayu Suga, Takakazu Yagi, Ikue Kusumoto-Yoshida, Hideki Kashiwadani, Tomoyuki Kuwaki, Shouichi Miyawaki
The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of vagal afferent activation on salivation and swallowing-like events. Salivation is part of a reflex induced by stimulation of the oral area during feeding or chewing. Recently, we reported that nausea induced by gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) activation produced salivation and swallowing in humans. Here, we investigated the ability of visceral sensation to enhance salivation and swallowing in rodents in order to inform the mechanism of GER-mediated stomatognathic activation...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626139/vagal-control-of-breathing-pattern-after-midcervical-contusion-in-rats
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Kun-Ze Lee, Hsiang-Chun Kuo
The present study was designed to establish a midcervical contusion model that can simulate long-term respiratory deficits, and investigate the breathing pattern during vagal-mediated respiratory reflexes following midcervical contusion. Moderate and severe (impactor height: 6.25 or 12.5 mm) contusion was induced at midline C3-4 spinal cord in adult Sprague-Dawley rats. The ventilatory behaviors of unanesthetized were evaluated by whole body plethysmography at 1 day and 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks post-injury. The tidal volume was decreased and frequency was increased in contused animals compared with uninjured animals at the acute injury state...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585419/second-degree-atrioventricular-block-occurring-after-tooth-extraction
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Takaaki Kamatani, Ayako Akizuki, Seiji Kondo, Tatsuo Shirota
Although cardiac arrhythmias are occasionally associated with dental extractions and dental anesthesia, atrioventricular block is rarely seen during dental procedures. We report a rare case of type I second-degree atrioventricular block (Wenckebach phenomenon) occurring after bilateral extraction of impacted mandibular third molars under general anesthesia in a 16-year-old Japanese girl. Under consultation with a cardiovascular physician, we carefully monitored the patient's vital signs postoperatively, including blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and electrocardiogram, using a bedside monitor...
2016: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542331/neuro-immune-interactions-in-the-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-reflex
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REVIEW
Colin Reardon
Communication between the nervous and immune systems can significantly alter immune cell function in a number of inflammatory diseases. Elegant studies have defined a basic functional circuit in a "cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway" that highlights a unique role for the vagus nerve, and has brought about a resurgence in the field of neuro-immunology. This research has further identified that in addition to tonic signals that can restrain immune cell activation; the anti-inflammatory reflex arc is amiable to targeted stimulation as a therapeutic modality...
October 2016: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475306/increased-activation-of-the-tresk-k-channel-mediates-vago-vagal-reflex-malfunction-in-diabetic-rats
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Gintautas Grabauskas, Xiaoyin Wu, Il Song, Shi-Yi Zhou, Thomas Lanigan, Chung Owyang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with diabetes have defects in the vagal afferent pathway that result in abnormal gastrointestinal function. We investigated whether selective increased activation of the 2 pore domain potassium channel TRESK contributes to nodose ganglia (NG) malfunction, disrupting gastrointestinal function in diabetic rats. METHODS: We conducted whole-cell current-clamp and single-unit recordings in NG neurons from diabetes-prone BioBreeding/Worcester rats and streptozotocin-induced diabetic (STZ-D) rats and compared with control rats...
July 27, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396693/role-of-the-abdominal-vagus-and-hindbrain-in-inhalational-anesthesia-induced-vomiting
#15
Ragini G Gupta, Claire Schafer, Yolande Ramaroson, Michael G Sciullo, Charles C Horn
The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) can be as high as 80% in patients with risk factors (e.g., females, history of motion sickness). PONV delays postoperative recovery and costs several hundred million dollars annually. Cell-based assays show that halogenated ethers (e.g., isoflurane) activate 5-HT3 receptors, which are found on gastrointestinal vagal afferents and in the hindbrain - key pathways for producing nausea and vomiting. This project evaluated the role of the vagus and activation of the hindbrain in isoflurane-induced emesis in musk shrews, a small animal model with a vomiting reflex, which is lacking in rats and mice...
July 2, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377300/the-splanchnic-anti-inflammatory-pathway-could-it-be-the-efferent-arm-of-the-inflammatory-reflex
#16
D Martelli, D G S Farmer, S T Yao
What is the topic of this review? We review the current literature on the neural reflex termed the 'inflammatory reflex' that inhibits an excessive release of inflammatory mediators in response to an immune challenge. What advances does it highlight? The original model proposed that the inflammatory reflex is a vago-vagal reflex that controls immune function. We posit that, in the endotoxaemic animal model, the vagus nerves do not appear to play a role. The evidence suggests that the efferent motor pathway, termed here the 'splanchnic anti-inflammatory pathway', is purely sympathetic, travelling via the greater splanchnic nerves to regulate the ensuing inflammatory response to immune challenges...
October 1, 2016: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27328978/activation-of-cannabinoid-cb1-receptors-suppresses-the-ros-induced-hypersensitivity-of-rat-vagal-lung-c-fiber-afferents
#17
Chou-Ming Yeh, Ting Ruan, Yu-Jung Lin, Tien-Huan Hsu
BACKGROUND: Reactive oxygen species (ROS), including H2O2, have been shown to induce hypersensitivity of vagal lung C-fibers (VLCFs) mainly through receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) and P2X receptors. Cannabinoids (CBs) exert antinociceptive effects by binding to specific CB receptors, designated CB1 and CB2 (type 2) for type 1 and type 2, respectively. We investigated whether activation of CB receptors can suppress ROS-mediated VLCF hypersensitivity and, if so, what type(s) of CB receptors are involved...
October 2016: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27328617/the-myths-and-physiology-surrounding-intrapartum-decelerations-the-critical-role-of-the-peripheral-chemoreflex
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Christopher A Lear, Robert Galinsky, Guido Wassink, Kyohei Yamaguchi, Joanne O Davidson, Jenny A Westgate, Laura Bennet, Alistair J Gunn
A distinctive pattern of recurrent rapid falls in fetal heart rate, called decelerations, are commonly associated with uterine contractions during labour. These brief decelerations are mediated by vagal activation. The reflex triggering this vagal response has been variably attributed to a mechanoreceptor response to fetal head compression, to baroreflex activation following increased blood pressure during umbilical cord compression, and/or a Bezold-Jarisch reflex response to reduced venous return from the placenta...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27272938/low-level-chronic-lead-exposure-impairs-neural-control-of-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-rats
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Maylla Ronacher Simões, Silvio César Preti, Bruna Fernandes Azevedo, Jonaína Fiorim, David D Freire, Emilia Polaco Covre, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Leonardo Dos Santos
Lead (Pb) induces adverse effects when it chronically accumulates in the body, including effects on the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Wistar rats were exposed to lead acetate for 30 days (first dose 4 µg/100 g followed by 0.05 µg/100 g/day, i.m.) to investigate the cardiovascular system impact on the autonomic control. The femoral artery and vein were catheterised to perform hemodynamic evaluations in awake rats: heart rate variability (HRV), baroreflex sensitivity, cardiopulmonary reflex and hemodynamic responses to vagal and sympathetic pharmacological blockade...
June 7, 2016: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27242540/nadph-oxidase-derived-ros-induced-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-mediates-hypersensitivity-of-lung-vagal-c-fibers-in-rats
#20
Chang-Huan Yang, Wei-Ling Zhuang, Yan-Jhih Shen, Ching Jung Lai, Yu Ru Kou
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), manifested by exposure to chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) and excess production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the airways, is associated with hyperreactive airway diseases. ROS, particularly when created by NADPH oxidase, are known to sensitize lung vagal C fibers (LVCFs), which may contribute to airway hypersensitivity pathogenesis. We investigated whether CIH augments the reflex and afferent responses of LVCFs to chemical stimulants and the roles of ROS and NADPH oxidase in such airway hypersensitivity...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
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