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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333515/changes-in-autonomic-nervous-system-activity-after-treatment-with-alpha-blocker-in-men-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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Kang Hee Shim, Tae Woo Kim, Byung Ha Chung, Sung Won Lee, Jong Kwan Park, Kwangsung Park, Jun Cheon, Kyung Seop Lee, Hyung-Jee Kim, Do-Hwan Seong, Seung-June Oh, Sae Woong Kim, Ji Youl Lee, Seol Ho Choo, Jong Bo Choi
Purpose: To determine changes in autonomic nervous system activity after treatment in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), we evaluated changes in patients' symptoms, uroflowmetry, and heart rate variability (HRV) after treatment with alpha-blockers for 12 weeks. Materials and Methods: Ninety-five men who had LUTS (International Prostate Symptom Score [IPSS] ≥8) were included in this study. We divided them into two groups on the basis of a low frequency/high frequency (LF/HF) ratio of 1...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332747/effects-of-spinal-manipulation-and-myofascial-techniques-on-heart-rate-variability-a-systematic-review
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Bruno Luis Amoroso Borges, Gustavo Luiz Bortolazzo, Hugo Pasin Neto
BACKGROUND: The analysis of heart rate variability is important to the investigation of stimuli from the autonomic nervous system. Osteopathy is a form of treatment that can influence this system in healthy individuals as well as those with a disorder or disease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the literature regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and myofascial techniques on heart rate variability. METHODS: Searches were performed of the Pubmed, Scielo, Lilacs, PEDro, Ibesco, Cochrane and Scopus databases for relevant studies...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332571/role-of-heart-rate-reduction-in-the-management-of-myocarditis
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Chen Guang-Yi, Ge Li-Sha, Li Yue-Chun
The morbidity of myocarditis demonstrates an upward tendency by years, is commonly defined as the inflammation of myocytes and is caused by multiple factors. With the development of the molecular biological technique, great breakthroughs in the diagnosis and understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms of myocarditis have recently been achieved. Several questions remain unresolved, however, including standard treatment approaches to myocarditis, which remain controversial and ambiguous. Heart rate, as an independent risk factor, has been shown to be related to cardiac disease...
January 10, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331491/investigating-the-relationship-between-cardiac-interoception-and-autonomic-cardiac-control-using-a-predictive-coding-framework
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Andrew P Owens, Karl J Friston, David A Low, Christopher J Mathias, Hugo D Critchley
Predictive coding models, such as the 'free-energy principle' (FEP), have recently been discussed in relation to how interoceptive (afferent visceral feedback) signals update predictions about the state of the body, thereby driving autonomic mediation of homeostasis. This study appealed to 'interoceptive inference', under the FEP, to seek new insights into autonomic (dys)function and brain-body integration by examining the relationship between cardiac interoception and autonomic cardiac control in healthy controls and patients with forms of orthostatic intolerance (OI); to (i) seek empirical support for interoceptive inference and (ii) delineate if this relationship was sensitive to increased interoceptive prediction error in OI patients during head-up tilt (HUT)/symptom provocation...
January 9, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328025/the-peculiarities-of-the-state-of-the-autonomic-nervous-system-estimated-by-the-method-of-heart-rate-variability-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-syntropic-damages-of-cardiovascular-system
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O Abrahamovych, M Abrahamovych, M Farmaha, S Tolopko
In the article the features of the autonomic nervous system state were estimated by the method of heart rate variability in patients with cirrhosis with syntropic damages of cardiovascular system - cardiomyopathy and arterial hypotension. As a result of an examination of 50 patients with liver cirrhosis and cardiomyopathy (investigational group A), 54 patients with liver cirrhosis and arterial hypotension (investigational group B), and 45 patients with liver cirrhosis also those who don't have the damages of cardiovascular system (group of comparison) it was established that: 1) they have the peculiarities of vegetative imbalance the characteristics of which are the low summarized activity of vegetative influence on heart rhythm and special dynamics of indexes of percentage structure of general spectral power; 2) they depend on the clinical variant of this damage - in patients with cirrhosis and syntropic cardiomyopathy the regulating of internal processes involve the humoral-metabolic influence, i...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325636/left-atrial-appendage-closure-and-systemic-homeostasis-the-laa-homeostasis-study
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Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Mohit Turagam, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal, Johnson Rajasingh, Donita Atkins, Buddhadeb Dawn, Luigi Di Biase, Krzysztof Bartus, Saibal Kar, Andrea Natale, David J Holmes
BACKGROUND: The impact of left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion, comparing an epicardial LAA or an endocardial LAA device, on systemic homeostasis remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study compared the effects of epicardial or endocardial LAA devices on the neurohormonal profiles of patients, emphasizing the roles of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and the autonomic nervous system. METHODS: This is a prospective, single-center, observational study including 77 patients who underwent LAA closure by an epicardial (n = 38) or endocardial (n = 39) device...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324932/the-neurophysiological-and-evolutionary-considerations-of-close-combat-a-modular-approach
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Kostas Dervenis, Evangelos Tsialogiannis
Close Combat may be identified as a physical confrontation involving armed or unarmed fighting, lethal and/or non-lethal methods, or even simply escape from and/or de-escalation of the confrontation. Our model hypothesizes that distinct areas of the brain are utilized for specific levels of violence, based on evolutionary criteria, and that these levels of violence bring into effect distinct physiological criteria and kinesiology. This model is outlined similar to Paul D. MacLean's triune brain theory, but incorporates distinct processes inherent to the autonomic nervous system (i...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324640/heart-rate-variability-frequency-domain-alterations-among-healthy-nurses-exposed-to-prolonged-work-stress
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Rossana Borchini, Giovanni Veronesi, Matteo Bonzini, Francesco Gianfagna, Oriana Dashi, Marco Mario Ferrario
The deregulation of the autonomic nervous system assessed through the heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is a promising pathway linking work stress and cardiovascular diseases. We aim to investigate the associations between HRV High Frequency (HF) and Low Frequency (LF) powers and work stress in a sample of 36 healthy nurses. Perceived work stress was assessed twice one year apart, using the Job Content and Effort Reward Imbalance questionnaires. This allows to classify nurses in three exposure groups: "prolonged high stress" (PHS), "recent high stress" (RHS) and "stable low stress" (SLS)...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321796/heart-rate-variability-a-new-tool-to-predict-complications-in-adult-cardiac-surgery
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Antonio Nenna, Mario Lusini, Cristiano Spadaccio, Francesco Nappi, Salvatore Matteo Greco, Raffaele Barbato, Elvio Covino, Massimo Chello
Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to the variations between consecutive heartbeats, which depend on the continuous modulation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system. HRV has been shown to be effective as a predictor of risk after myocardial infarction and an early warning sign of diabetic neuropathy, and in the cardiology setting is now recognized to be a useful tool for risk-stratification after hospital admission and after discharge. Recent evidences suggest that HRV analysis might predict complications even in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, and the present review summarizes the importance of HRV analysis in adult cardiac surgery and the perspectives for HRV use in current clinical practice...
November 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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/29317049/autoimmunity-against-a-glycolytic-enzyme-as-a-possible-cause-for-persistent-symptoms-in-lyme-disease
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Paolo Maccallini, Serena Bonin, Giusto Trevisan
Some patients with a history of Borrelia burgdorferi infection develop a chronic symptomatology characterized by cognitive deficits, fatigue, and pain, despite antibiotic treatment. The pathogenic mechanism that underlines this condition, referred to as post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS), is currently unknown. A debate exists about whether PTLDS is due to persistent infection or to post-infectious damages in the immune system and the nervous system. We present the case of a patient with evidence of exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi sl and a long history of debilitating fatigue, cognitive abnormalities and autonomic nervous system issues...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315578/hcn4-pacemaker-channels-attenuate-the-parasympathetic-response-and-stabilize-the-spontaneous-firing-of-sinoatrial-node
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Yuko Kozasa, Noriyuki Nakashima, Masayuki Ito, Taisuke Ishikawa, Hiroki Kimoto, Kazuo Ushijima, Naomasa Makita, Makoto Takano
The heart rate is dynamically controlled by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems that regulate the sinoatrial node (SAN). HCN4 pacemaker channels are well-known causative molecule of congenital sick sinus syndrome. Although HCN4 channels are activated by cAMP, the sympathetic response of SAN was preserved in the patients carrying loss-of-function mutations of HCN4 gene. In order to clarify the contribution of HCN4 channels in the autonomic regulation of SAN, we developed novel gain-of-function mutant mice in which expression level of HCN4 channels could be reversibly changed from zero to ∼3 times of that in wild type mice, using tetracycline trans-activator and tetracycline responsive element...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303967/dancing-with-gravity-why-the-sense-of-balance-is-the-fundamental
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Dominik Fuchs
The sense of balance, which is usually barely noticeable in the background of each of our movements, only becomes manifest in its function during intense stimulation or in the event of illness, which may quite literally turn your world upside down. While it is true that balance is becoming a bigger issue, that is mainly because people are losing it more frequently. So why is balance not as commonly talked about in psychology, medicine or the arts as the other five traditional senses? This is partly due to its unusual multi-modal nature, whereby three sensory inputs are coordinated and integrated by the central nervous system...
January 5, 2018: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303373/cardiac-autonomic-function-and-reactivity-tests-in-physically-active-subjects-with-moderately-severe-copd
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Jibril Mohammed, Eric Derom, Tine De Backer, Inge De Wandele, Patrick Calders
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) show impairments in the autonomic nervous systems (ANS) function, which is responsible for cardiac autonomic regulation. This study assessed the autonomic function and cardio-vagal reactivity in conveniently sampled subjects with COPD participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program. Twenty-six subjects with COPD and 22 age and gender matched control subjects were evaluated. R-R intervals were collected at rest in supine position. Thereafter, resting autonomic function parameters comprising linear and nonlinear analyses of heart rate variability (HRV) and baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS) were calculated...
January 5, 2018: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302618/time-restricted-feeding-improves-circadian-dysfunction-as-well-as-motor-symptoms-in-the-q175-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Huei-Bin Wang, Dawn H Loh, Daniel S Whittaker, Tamara Cutler, David Howland, Christopher S Colwell
Huntington's disease (HD) patients suffer from a progressive neurodegeneration that results in cognitive, psychiatric, cardiovascular, and motor dysfunction. Disturbances in sleep/wake cycles are common among HD patients with reports of delayed sleep onset, frequent bedtime awakenings, and fatigue during the day. The heterozygous Q175 mouse model of HD has been shown to phenocopy many HD core symptoms including circadian dysfunctions. Because circadian dysfunction manifests early in the disease in both patients and mouse models, we sought to determine if early intervention that improve circadian rhythmicity can benefit HD and delay disease progression...
January 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300220/genomics-of-cardiovascular-measures-of-autonomic-tone
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Martin I Sigurdsson, Nathan H Waldron, Andrey V Bortsov, Shad B Smith, William Maixner
The autonomic nervous system exerts broad control over the involuntary functions of the human body via complex equilibrium between sympathetic and parasympathetic tone. Imbalance in this equilibrium is associated with a multitude of cardiovascular outcomes, including mortality. The cardiovascular static state of this equilibrium can be quantified via physiological parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure and by spectral analysis of heart rate variability.Here we review the current state of knowledge of the genetic background of cardiovascular measurements of autonomic tone...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298542/the-role-of-alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-involvement-of-different-cellular-pathways
#17
Mohammad Seyedabadi, Reza Rahimian, Jean-Eric Ghia
Autonomic imbalance plays a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The central nervous system (CNS) cooperates dynamically with the immune system to regulate inflammation through humoral and neural pathways. In particular, acetylcholine (Ach), the main neurotransmitter in the vagus nerve, decreases the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines through a mechanism dependent on the α7 nicotinic Ach receptors (α7nAChRs). Areas covered: Here, we review the evidence for involvement of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) in IBD...
January 3, 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297916/engineering-reaction-diffusion-networks-with-properties-of-neural-tissue
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Thomas Litschel, Michael M Norton, Vardges Tserunyan, Seth Fraden
We present an experimental system of networks of coupled non-linear chemical reactors, which we theoretically model within a reaction-diffusion framework. The networks consist of patterned arrays of diffusively coupled nanoliter-scale reactors containing the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. Microfluidic fabrication techniques are developed that provide the ability to vary the network topology and the reactor coupling strength and offer the freedom to choose whether an arbitrary reactor is inhibitory or excitatory coupled to its neighbor...
January 3, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297736/increased-receptor-activity-modifying-protein-1-in-the-nervous-system-is-sufficient-to-protect-against-autonomic-dysregulation-and-hypertension
#19
Rasna Sabharwal, Bianca N Mason, Adisa Kuburas, Francois M Abboud, Andrew F Russo, Mark W Chapleau
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) can cause migraines, yet it is also a potent vasodilator that protects against hypertension. Given the emerging role of CGRP-targeted antibodies for migraine prevention, an important question is whether the protective actions of CGRP are mediated by vascular or neural CGRP receptors. To address this, we have characterized the cardiovascular phenotype of transgenic nestin/hRAMP1 mice that have selective elevation of a CGRP receptor subunit in the nervous system, human receptor activity-modifying protein 1 (hRAMP1)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297596/neuropathology-of-autonomic-dysfunction-in-synucleinopathies
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Elizabeth A Coon, Jeremy K Cutsforth-Gregory, Eduardo E Benarroch
The synucleinopathies-Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy, and pure autonomic failure-result from distinct patterns of abnormal α-synuclein aggregation throughout the nervous system. Autonomic dysfunction in these disorders results from variable involvement of the central and peripheral autonomic networks. The major pathologic hallmark of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies is Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites; of multiple system atrophy, oligodendroglial cytoplasmic inclusions; and of pure autonomic failure, peripheral neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions...
January 3, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
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