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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529060/the-effect-of-anxiety-sensitivity-on-psychological-and-biological-variables-during-the-cold-pressor-test
#1
Naomi Dodo, Ryusaku Hashimoto
We examined the relationship between anxiety sensitivity (AS) and autonomic nervous system responses (ANS) during the cold pressor test (CPT). Seventy-four university students participated and were divided into low-AS (M=9.06, SD=3.97) and high-AS groups (M=28.68, SD=6.63) based on AS Index scores (n's=36 and 38, respectively). The study included three phases: Rest, CPT, and Recovery. We measured the psychological variables (fear of pain and subjective pain) at pre- and post-CPT. ANS response data were collected during each phase...
May 13, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527874/pressor-support-during-a-jarisch-herxheimer-reaction-after-initiation-of-treatment-for-weil-s-disease
#2
Randi Connor-Schuler, Anee Khan, Nikhil Goyal, Erin Zimny
We present a case of Weil's disease complicated by a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (JHR) after initiation of antibiotics while in the emergency department requiring invasive monitoring and vasopressor support. The case is followed by a brief review of the JHR which is rarely observed with treatment of leptospirosis. A healthy 28-year-old female who recently returned from the Caribbean presented to the emergency department with flu-like symptoms. The patient appeared jaundiced with conjunctival suffusion and was ultimately treated with the appropriate antibiotics for leptospirosis in the ED...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522759/effect-of-cyclooxygenase-inhibition-on-the-inspiratory-muscle-metaboreflex-induced-cardiovascular-consequences-in-men
#3
Joshua R Smith, Kaylin D Didier, Shane M Hammer, Andrew M Alexander, Stephanie P Kurti, Steven W Copp, Thomas J Barstow, Craig A Harms
Inspiratory muscle metaboreflex activation increases mean arterial pressure (MAP) and limb vascular resistance (LVR) and decreases limb blood flow (Q̇L). Cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition has been found to attenuate limb skeletal muscle metaboreflex-induced increases in muscle sympathetic nerve activity. We hypothesized that compared to placebo (PLA), COX inhibition would attenuate inspiratory muscle metaboreflex-induced 1) increases in MAP and LVR and 2) decreases in Q̇L Seven men (22±1 years) were recruited and orally consumed ibuprofen (IB, 10mg/kg) or PLA 90 min prior to performing the cold pressor test (CPT) for 2 min and inspiratory resistive breathing task (IRBT) for 14...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521325/effect-of-high-salt-diet-on-age-related-high-blood-pressure-and-hypothalamic-redox-signaling
#4
Bilgen Basgut, Melissa A Whidden, Nataliya Kirichenko, Mary Woods, Benedek Erdos, Philip J Scarpace, Nihal Tümer
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a high salt (HS) diet on age-related changes in blood pressure (BP) and the possible role played by regulatory central mechanisms. METHODS: Young (5 months) and old (27 months) male Fischer 344 × Brown Norway (F344/BN) rats were fed standard chow or 8% HS diet for 12 days. BP and heart rate (HR) were measured by telemetry. RESULTS: Mean arterial BP (MAP) was significantly elevated in old rats during the day and night when compared with young animals...
May 19, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508511/clinical-nociceptive-and-psychological-profiling-to-predict-acute-pain-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#5
I E Luna, H Kehlet, M A Petersen, E K Aasvang
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative identification of high-pain responders for acute pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) could lead to targeted analgesic trials and individualized analgesic strategies to improve recovery and potentially reduce the risk of persistent post-surgical pain. The aim of this study was to use simple clinical tests and questionnaires to identify predictive nociceptive and psychological factors for acute post-TKA pain. METHODS: Sixty consecutive TKA patients were included in a prospective descriptive study of pain during a 5-m walk-test 24 h post-operatively as the primary outcome...
May 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508197/antinociceptive-effect-of-the-agonist-of-5-ht1a-receptors-buspirone-in-the-model-of-abdominal-pain-in-dogs
#6
O A Lyubashina, I I Busygina, S S Panteleev, A D Nozdrachev
We have demonstrated that activation of 5-HT1A receptors with buspirone promotes visceral analgesia in awake dogs. The administration of 0.035 mg/kg (i.m.) of the drug caused depression of viscero-motor (contraction of the abdominal muscles) and pressor (increase in the heart rate) responses to noxious distension of the large intestine. An increase in the dose to 0.07 and 0.14 mg/kg did not enhance the antinociceptive effect of buspirone but triggered basal tachycardia. The obtained results provide evidence of the inhibitory role of 5-HT1A receptors in modulating visceral pain sensitivity and the possibility of an exciting effect of their activation on the cardiovascular system...
March 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503726/baroreflex-dysfunction-and-augmented-sympathetic-nerve-responses-during-mental-stress-in-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
#7
Jeanie Park, Paul J Marvar, Peizhou Liao, Melanie L Kankam, Seth D Norrholm, Ryan M Downey, S Ashley McCullough, Ngoc-Anh Le, Barbara O Rothbaum
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. We tested the hypothesis that PTSD patients have augmented sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and hemodynamic reactivity during mental stress, and impaired arterial baroreflex sensitivity (BRS). 14 otherwise healthy Veterans with combat-related PTSD were compared to 14 matched Controls without PTSD.  Muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), continuous blood pressure (BP), and electrocardiography were measured at baseline, and during two types of mental stress:  combat-related mental stress using virtual reality combat exposure (VRCE); and noncombat related stress using mental arithmetic (MA)...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501796/nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-restores-orthostatic-tolerance-in-young-vasovagal-syncope-patients
#8
Julian M Stewart, Richard Sutton, Mira L Kothari, Amanda M Goetz, Paul Visintainer, Marvin Scott Medow
OBJECTIVE: Syncope is sudden transient loss of consciousness and postural tone with spontaneous recovery; the most common form is vasovagal syncope(VVS). We previously demonstrated impaired post-synaptic adrenergic responsiveness in young VVS patientswas reversed by blocking nitric oxide synthase(NOS). We hypothesised that nitric oxide may account for reduced orthostatic tolerance in young recurrent VVS patients. METHODS: We recorded haemodynamics in supine VVS and healthy volunteers (aged 15-27 years), challenged with graded lower body negative pressure (LBNP) (-15, -30, -45 mm Hg each for 5 min, then -60 mm Hg for a maximum of 50 min) with and without NOS inhibitor N(G)-monomethyl-L-arginine acetate(L-NMMA)...
May 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501551/contribution-of-stress-and-sex-hormones-to-memory-encoding
#9
Christian J Merz
Distinct stages of the menstrual cycle and the intake of oral contraceptives (OC) affect sex hormone levels, stress responses, and memory processes critically involved in the pathogenesis of mental disorders. To characterize the interaction of sex and stress hormones on memory encoding, 30 men, 30 women in the early follicular phase of the menstrual cycle (FO), 30 women in the luteal phase (LU), and 30 OC women were exposed to either a stress (socially evaluated cold-pressor test) or a control condition prior to memory encoding and immediate recall of neutral, positive, and negative words...
May 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499135/pain-threshold-tolerance-and-intensity-in-adolescents-born-very-preterm-or-with-low-birth-weight
#10
Christ-Jan J L M van Ganzewinkel, Jasper V Been, Inge Verbeek, Tera Boelen van der Loo, Sylvia M van der Pal, Boris W Kramer, Peter Andriessen
BACKGROUND: Data on long-term consequences of neonatal pain is limited. AIM: To assess whether perinatal factors, later pain experience and pain coping strategies are associated with altered pain threshold, pain tolerance and pain intensity in adolescents born preterm. STUDY DESIGN: Observational, longitudinal study (Project on Preterm and SGA-infants, POPS-19). SUBJECTS: We analyzed data of 412 adolescents at the age of 19years, who were born at a gestational age<32weeks or with a birth weight<1500g...
May 9, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489648/clinical-experience-with-iv-angiotensin-ii-administration-a-systematic-review-of-safety
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Laurence W Busse, Xueyuan Shelly Wang, Divya M Chalikonda, Kevin W Finkel, Ashish K Khanna, Harold M Szerlip, David Yoo, Sharon L Dana, Lakhmir S Chawla
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin II is an endogenous hormone with vasopressor and endocrine activities. This is a systematic review of the safety of IV angiotensin II. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane. STUDY SELECTION: Studies in which human subjects received IV angiotensin II were selected whether or not safety was discussed. DATA EXTRACTION: In total, 18,468 studies were screened by two reviewers and one arbiter...
May 9, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482197/impact-of-reward-on-pain-threshold-and-tolerance-to-experimental-pain-cold-pressor-task-in-healthy-subjects-and-patients-with-schizophrenia
#12
Noomane Bouaziz, Virginie Moulier, Thibaut Lettelier-Galle, Ingrid Osmond, Annie Faivre-Wojakiewicz, René Benadhira, Dominique Januel
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May 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469586/the-maastricht-acute-stress-test-mast-physiological-and-subjective-responses-in-anticipation-and-post-stress
#13
Alexandra L Shilton, Robin Laycock, Sheila G Crewther
The Maastricht Acute Stress Test (MAST) is designed to be a simple, quick, and non-invasive procedure aimed at activating the human stress system. The MAST has been developed by combining elements from two of the most common experimental paradigms measuring stress, the Trier Social Stress Test and the Cold Pressor Test. The aim of this study was to use the MAST procedure to elicit strong autonomic and subjective stress responses that can be quantified in terms of (systolic and diastolic) blood pressure, pulse rate (PR), and state anxiety ratings...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461606/catechol-o-methyltransferase-deficiency-leads-to-hypersensitivity-of-the-pressor-response-against-angiotensin-ii
#14
Norikazu Ueki, Keizo Kanasaki, Megumi Kanasaki, Satoru Takeda, Daisuke Koya
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) metabolizes 2-hydroxyestradiol into 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME); COMT deficiency has shown to be associated with hypertension in men and preeclampsia, the disease associated with hypersensitivity of pressor response against angiotensin II (Ang II). Here, we found that COMT deficiency could explain the hypersensitivity of pressor response against Ang II in mice because of the lack of 2-ME-dependent suppression of angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1R). Male C57BL/6 mice were subjected to COMT inhibitor (COMTi: 25 mg/kg per day) or oil (control) for 4 weeks, with or without low-dose Ang II infusion (ANGII: 70 ng/kg per minute) for the last 3 weeks...
June 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461253/age-differences-in-the-time-course-and-magnitude-of-changes-in-circulating-neuropeptides-following-pain-evocation-in-humans
#15
Joseph L Riley, Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Margarete C Dasilva Ribeiro, Corey B Simon, Nathan R Eckert, Maria Aguirre, Heather L Sorenson, Patrick J Tighe, Robert R Edwards, Shannon M Wallet
This study tested the hypothesis that older adults would have a stronger response for substance P (facilitatory) but weaker response to β-endorphin (inhibitory), both in magnitude and time-course. Eight younger and 9 older adults underwent 3 experimental sessions using well-validated laboratory pain models: cold pressor task (CPT), contact heat pain (HP), and a non-painful control. Blood was collected through an indwelling catheter at baseline and 3, 15, 30, 45, and 60-minutes post-stimuli administration. Older adults had higher baseline levels of both neuropeptides suggesting increased peripheral activity compared to younger adults...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460516/neuroendocrine-dysregulation-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-a-pilot-study
#16
Cristina Stasi, Massimo Bellini, Dario Gambaccini, Emiliano Duranti, Nicola de Bortoli, Bernardo Fani, Eleonora Albano, Salvatore Russo, Isabella Sudano, Giacomo Laffi, Stefano Taddei, Santino Marchi, Rosa Maria Bruno
Background/Aims: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a multifactorial disorder, involving dysregulation of brain-gut axis. Our aim was to evaluate the neuroendocrine activity in IBS. Methods: Thirty IBS and 30 healthy subjects were enrolled. Psychological symptoms were evaluated by questionnaires. Urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), plasma serotonin, endothelin, neuropeptide Y (NPY), plasma, and urinary cortisol levels were evaluated. Fourteen IBS subjects underwent microneurography to obtain multiunit recordings of efferent postganglionic muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459719/profound-obstructive-hypotension-from-prone-positioning-documented-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-patient-with-scoliosis-a-case-report
#17
Arnoley S Abcejo, Juan Diaz Soto, Courtney Castoro, Sarah Armour, Timothy R Long
In a healthy 12-year-old female with scoliosis, prone positioning resulted in pressor-refractory cardiovascular collapse. Resumption of supine position immediately improved hemodynamics. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a collapsed left atrium and biventricular failure. Repeat prone positioning resulted in a recurrence of hypotension. However, hemodynamic stabilization was restored and maintained by repositioning chest pads caudally. The patient successfully underwent a 6-hour scoliosis repair without perioperative morbidity...
April 28, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452146/autonomic-testing-for-prediction-of-competition-performance-in-paralympic-athletes
#18
J W Squair, A A Phillips, K D Currie, C Gee, A V Krassioukov
While we now appreciate that autonomic dysfunction can impact wheelchair rugby performance, this is currently not being assessed during classification, largely due to lack of a standardized and evidence-based strategy to assess autonomic function. Our aim, therefore, was to establish the optimal autonomic testing protocol that best predicts cardiovascular capacity during competition by comprehensively examining autonomic function in elite wheelchair rugby athletes with cervical SCI and thereby enhance the standardized classification...
April 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451852/mineralocorticoid-receptor-blockade-in-end-stage-renal-disease
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Radmila Lyubarova, Elvira O Gosmanova
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study was to summarize recent findings about cardiovascular benefits and safety of aldosterone blockade in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). RECENT FINDINGS: It is now well recognized that aldosterone's deleterious cardiovascular impact is not limited to its pressor effect arising from an increase in sodium reabsorption in the kidneys. Aldosterone has also been shown to increase blood pressure by a direct activation of the sympathetic nervous system, to cause endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cell dysfunction, myocardial remodeling and fibrosis, and to have pro-arrhythmogenic actions in the heart...
May 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445779/the-acute-cardiorespiratory-effects-of-centrally-injected-arachidonic-acid-the-mediation-of-prostaglandin-e-d-and-f2%C3%AE
#20
Leman Gizem Erkan, Burcin Altinbas, Gokcen Guvenc, Begum Aydin, Nasir Niaz, Murat Yalcin
Arachidonic acid (AA), which is released from synaptic membrane phospholipid by neuroreceptor-initiated activation of phospholipase A2, is abundant in the brain and works as a neurotransmitter and/or neuromodulator in the central nervous system. Recently we reported that centrally injected AA generated pressor and hyperventilation effects by activating thromboxane A2 (TXA2) signaling pathway. The present study was designed to investigate the mediation of other metabolites of AA such as prostaglandin (PG) D, PGE and PGF2α alongside TXA2 in the AA-evoked cardiorespiratory effects in anaesthetized rats...
April 23, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
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