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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077320/serine-threonine-phosphatases-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Jordi Heijman, Shokoufeh Ghezelbash, Xander H T Wehrens, Dobromir Dobrev
Serine/threonine protein phosphatases control dephosphorylation of numerous cardiac proteins, including a variety of ion channels and calcium-handling proteins, thereby providing precise post-translational regulation of cardiac electrophysiology and function. Accordingly, dysfunction of this regulation can contribute to the initiation, maintenance and progression of cardiac arrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder and is characterized by electrical, autonomic, calcium-handling, contractile, and structural remodeling, which include, among other things, changes in the phosphorylation status of a wide range of proteins...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075427/evaluation-of-sudomotor-function-in-adult-patients-with-long-lasting-type-1-diabetes
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Agnieszka Gandecka, Aleksandra Araszkiewicz, Stanisław Piłaciński, Bogna Wierusz-Wysocka, Dorota Zozulińska-Ziółkiewicz
INTRODUCTION    The function of sweat glands appears to be impaired in patients with diabetic complications.  OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to evaluate the sudomotor function in adult patients with type 1 diabetes (DM1) and healthy controls and its relationship with metabolic control and diabetic complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study included 404 adult patients with DM 1 (194 women) aged 41 years (IQR: 32-51), disease duration 23 years (IQR: 18-31). Electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) was measured with SUDOSCAN+ on feet and hands in the study group and in the control group of 84 healthy volunteers...
January 10, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075199/an-epigenome-wide-association-analysis-of-cardiac-autonomic-responses-among-a-population-of-welders
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Jinming Zhang, Zhonghua Liu, Peter E Umukoro, Jennifer M Cavallari, Shona C Fang, Marc G Weisskopf, Xihong Lin, Murray A Mittleman, David C Christiani
DNA methylation is one of the potential epigenetic mechanisms associated with various adverse cardiovascular effects; however, its association with cardiac autonomic dysfunction, in particular, is unknown. In the current study, we aimed to identify epigenetic variants associated with alterations in cardiac autonomic responses. Cardiac autonomic responses were measured with two novel markers: acceleration capacity (AC) and deceleration capacity (DC). We examined DNA methylation levels at more than 472,506 CpG probes through the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip assay...
January 11, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072813/a-case-report-on-red-ear-syndrome-with-tinnitus-successfully-treated-with-transcranial-random-noise-stimulation
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Peter M Kreuzer, Veronika Vielsmeier, Timm B Poeppl, Berthold Langguth
BACKGROUND: The red ear syndrome represents a rare symptom complex consisting of auricular erythema associated with painful and burning sensations. It has been described in combination with tinnitus rarely. It has been hypothesized to be etiologically related to altered trigeminal afferent input, temporomandibular disorders, and thalamic dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The initial objective of applying transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) in a case of red ear syndrome in combination with tinnitus was the alleviation of the phantom sounds...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071824/heart-rate-variability-in-leucine-rich-repeat-kinase-2-associated-parkinson-s-disease
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Naomi P Visanji, Grace S Bhudhikanok, Tiago A Mestre, Taneera Ghate, Kaviraj Udupa, Amaal AlDakheel, Barbara S Connolly, Carmen Gasca-Salas, Drew S Kern, Jennifer Jain, Elizabeth J Slow, Achinoam Faust-Socher, Sam Kim, Ruksana Azhu Valappil, Farah Kausar, Ekaterina Rogaeva, J William Langston, Caroline M Tanner, Birgitt Schüle, Anthony E Lang, Samuel M Goldman, Connie Marras
BACKGROUND: Heart rate variability is reduced in idiopathic PD, indicating cardiac autonomic dysfunction likely resulting from peripheral autonomic synucleinopathy. Little is known about heart rate variability in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2-associated PD. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated heart rate variability in LRRK2-associated PD. METHODS: Resting electrocardiograms were obtained from 20 individuals with LRRK2-associated PD, 37 nonmanifesting carriers, 48 related noncarriers, 26 idiopathic PD patients, and 32 controls...
January 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070480/central-congenital-hypoventilation-syndrome-associated-with-hypoglycemia-and-seizure
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Emily Hopkins, James Stark, Ricardo A Mosquera
Central Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) is a rare diagnosis that presents with various forms of autonomic dysfunction. The disease is characterized by reduced chemoreflexes and severe hypoventilation during sleep. Several case reports have noted that patients with CCHS have been found to suffer from hypoglycemic episodes, which frequently present as a seizure. In this report, we will review previous case presentations to alert the physicians about this association with hypoglycemic episodes. Early treatment and monitoring of hypoglycemia will prevent further complications for these populations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065222/the-effect-of-sleep-deprivation-on-coronary-heart-disease
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Yuan Rong, Wang Jie, Guo Li-Li
Sleep deprivation (SD) has been associated with an increased morbidity and mortality of coronary heart disease (CHD). SD could induce autonomic nervous dysfunction, hypertension, arrhythmia, hormonal dysregulation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation and metabolic disorder in CHD patients. This paper reviewed the study results of SD in clinical trials and animal experiments and concluded that SD was associated with cardiovascular risk factors, which aggravated CHD in pathogenesis and outcomes...
November 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062917/the-enteric-nervous-system-and-the-musculature-of-the-colon-are-altered-in-patients-with-spina-bifida-and-spinal-cord-injury
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Marjanne den Braber-Ymker, Martin Lammens, Michel J A M van Putten, Iris D Nagtegaal
Neurogenic bowel dysfunction occurs in a large percentage of adult patients with spina bifida (SB) and spinal cord injury (SCI), significantly affecting their quality of life. Although bowel motility is autonomously regulated by the enteric nervous system (ENS), disruption of the modulation of the ENS by extrinsic innervation as present in many patients with SB and SCI might lead to motility disorders. In order to gain insight in the pathophysiology, we studied histological changes of the neuromuscular structures in the colon of SB and SCI patients...
January 6, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062871/-chronic-diarrhea-in-the-diabetic-a-review-of-the-literature
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Juan Sebastián Frías Ordoñez, William Otero Regino
The association of diarrhea with diabetes mellitus has been known for more than 70 years. In diabetic patients its prevalence is around 20%.Its clinical manifestations are diverse, and represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.There are certain diagnoses of higher prevalence in diabetic patients than in the general population.The different related etiologies can be adequately diagnosed through the clinical history and complementary diagnostic tests.The medications used by the diabetic patient to manage their disease often cause chronic diarrhea, so the pharmacological background should be studied at the time of the study of diarrhea...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061975/the-place-of-stress-and-emotions-in-the-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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S Pellissier, B Bonaz
Our emotional state can have many consequences on our somatic health and well-being. Negative emotions such as anxiety play a major role in gut functioning due to the bidirectional communications between gut and brain, namely, the brain-gut axis. The irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), characterized by an unusual visceral hypersensitivity, is the most common disorder encountered by gastroenterologists. Among the main symptoms, the presence of current or recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort associated with bloating and altered bowel habits characterizes this syndrome that could strongly alter the quality of life...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060537/variations-of-perioperative-baroreflex-sensitivity-in-hypertensive-and-normotensive-patients
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Dan Huang, Jie Zhou, Diansan Su, Weifeng Yu, Jie Chen
BACKGROUND: Impaired baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) is a marker of autonomous dysfunction, which may play an important role in the long-term development of hypertension. Perioperative patients with hypertension are rapidly increasing in all populations worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the value of BRS for hypertension in a surgery cohort. METHODS: An observational and cross-sectional study was performed, involving 96 patients who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy or segmentectomy...
January 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060200/early-fever-as-a-predictor-of-paroxysmal-sympathetic-hyperactivity-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Holly E Hinson, Martin A Schreiber, Amber L Laurie, Ian J Baguley, Dennis Bourdette, Geoffrey S F Ling
OBJECTIVE: Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is characterized by episodic, hyperadrenergic alterations in vital signs after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We sought to apply an objective scale to the vital sign alterations of PSH in order to determine whether 1 element might be predictive of developing PSH. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS/DESIGN: We conducted an observational study of consecutive TBI patients (Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤12) and monitored the cohort for clinical evidence of PSH...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057752/foxo1-inhibits-accelerated-%C3%AE-cell-aging-in-pancreas-specific-smad7-mutant-mice
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Xiangwei Xiao, Congde Chen, Ping Guo, Ting Zhang, Shane Fischbach, Joseph Carl Fusco, Chiyo Shiota, Krishna Prasadan, H Henry Dong, George K Gittes
The mechanisms underlying the effects of exocrine dysfunction on the development of diabetes remain largely unknown. Here, we show that pancreatic depletion of SMAD7 resulted in age-dependent increases in β-cell dysfunction, with accelerated glucose intolerance, followed by overt diabetes. The accelerated β-cell dysfunction and loss of proliferation capacity, two features of β-cell aging, appeared to be non-cell-autonomous, secondary to the adjacent exocrine failure as a bystander effect. Increased FoxO1 acetylation and nuclear retention was followed by progressive FoxO1 loss in β-cells, which marked the onset of diabetes...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055999/-role-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-vasovagal-syncope-and-rationale-for-beta-blockers-and-norepinephrine-transporter-inhibitors
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Manlio F Márquez, Jorge Rafael Gómez-Flores, Jesús A González-Hermosillo, Teresita de Jesús Ruíz-Siller, Manuel Cárdenas
Vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope is a common clinical situation and, as with other entities associated with orthostatic intolerance, the underlying condition is a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. This article reviews various aspects of vasovagal syncope, including its relationship with orthostatic intolerance and the role of the autonomic nervous system in it. A brief history of the problem is given, as well as a description of how the names and associated concepts have evolved. The response of the sympathetic system to orthostatic stress, the physiology of the baroreflex system and the neurohumoral changes that occur with standing are analyzed...
December 29, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055264/inos-inhibition-improves-autonomic-dysfunction-and-oxidative-status-in-hypertensive-obese-rats
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Natalia Veronez da Cunha, Fernanda Novi Cortegoso Lopes, Carolina Panis, Rubens Cecchini, Phileno Pinge-Filho, Marli Cardoso Martins-Pinge
It has been suggested that nitric oxide (NO) from iNOS source is involved in inflammation and oxidative stress, and hypertension in obese subjects involves an inflammatory process. However, no study evaluated the participation of iNOS inhibition on cardiovascular, autonomic, and inflammatory parameters in obese rats. Obesity was induced by the administration of 4 mg/g body weight of monosodium glutamate (MSG) or equimolar saline (CTR) in newborn rats. On the 60th day, treatment with aminoguanidine (Amino, 50 mg/kg), an iNOS inhibitor, or 0...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053040/disruption-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-signaling-in-sim1-neurons-reduces-physiological-and-behavioral-reactivity-to-acute-and-chronic-stress
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Sriparna Ghosal, Amy E B Packard, Parinaz Mahbod, Jessica M McKlveen, Randy J Seeley, Brent Myers, Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, Eric P Smith, David A D'Alessio, James P Herman
: Organismal stress initiates a tightly orchestrated set of responses involving complex physiological and neurocognitive systems. Here, we present evidence for glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)-mediated paraventricular hypothalamic circuit coordinating the global stress response. The GLP-1 receptor (Glp1r) in mice was knocked down in neurons expressing single-minded 1, a transcription factor abundantly expressed in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus. Mice with single-minded 1-mediated Glp1r knockdown had reduced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to both acute and chronic stress and were protected against weight loss associated with chronic stress...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043860/differential-heart-rate-variability-and-physiological-responses-associated-with-accumulated-short-and-long-term-stress-in-rodents
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Sunghee E Park, Dajeong Park, Kang-Il Song, Joon-Kyung Seong, Seok Chung, Inchan Youn
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that chronic stress has cumulative effects over time on heart rate variability (HRV) and physiological responses in a rodent model of chronic mild stress. Rats were exposed to either short-term (2weeks) or long-term (4weeks) stress, followed by a 1-week recovery period. Controls were normally housed rats that did not undergo the stress procedure. For electrocardiogram recordings, transmitters were implanted in all rats 10days before the onset of the experiment to allow recovery from surgery...
December 30, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043059/determining-factors-of-electrocardiographic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-epilepsy-a-case-control-study
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Jorge Murilo Barbosa de Sousa, Guilherme Loureiro Fialho, Peter Wolf, Roger Walz, Katia Lin
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a major cause of mortality in young patients with epilepsy (PWE). Although its mechanisms are still poorly understood, they may include cardiorespiratory dysfunction. Standard 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) were obtained from 62 consecutive patients (aged 18-66y) with a definite diagnosis of epilepsy, without seizures at the day of ECG, and 57 healthy controls matched for sex, age and body mass index (BMI). All ECGs were evaluated by a blinded board-certified cardiologist...
December 20, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041575/the-impact-of-major-depression-on-heart-rate-variability-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#19
Esra Aydin Sunbul, Murat Sunbul, Huseyin Gulec
BACKGROUND: Depression is an independent risk factor in cardiovascular diseases. Changes in the cardiac autonomic functions and pro-inflammatory processes are potential biological factors. Endothelial dysfunction plays an important role in the etiopathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of major depression on heart rate variability and endothelial dysfunction in patients with stable CAD. METHODS: The study group included 65 CAD patients with a diagnosis of major depression and 54 CAD patients without major depression...
January 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040387/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-miller-fisher-syndrome
#20
Dalvir Gill, Kan Liu
51-year-old female who presented with progressive paresthesia, numbness of the lower extremities, double vision, and trouble walking. Physical exam was remarkable for areflexia, and ptosis. Her initial EKG showed nonspecific ST segment changes and her Troponin T was elevated to 0.41ng/mL which peaked at 0.66ng/mL. Echocardiogram showed a depressed left ventricular ejection fraction to 35% with severely hypokinetic anterior wall and left ventricular apex was severely hypokinetic. EMG nerve conduction study showed severely decreased conduction velocity and prolonged distal latency in all nerves consistent with demyelinating disease...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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