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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786595/-genetically-determined-abnormal-electrical-activity-of-the-brain-and-the-heart
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Iwona Mańka-Gaca, Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Agnieszka Machowska-Majchrzak
Mutations leading to disorders within ion (mainly potassium and sodium) channels, have different degrees of expression in the brain and in the heart, which can cause simultaneous occurrence of disorders in both organs. This is manifested by the occurrence of epileptic seizures and cardiac electrical disturbances, further exacerbated by stimulation of autonomic structures within the central nervous system. In all patients with unclear paroxysmal disorders, and in those with unexplained sudden cardiac death, consideration should be given to the possibility of occurrence of genetically determined disorders in the ion channels...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785522/non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-significantly-improves-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness
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Ozan E Eren, Filipp Filippopulos, Kristina Sönmez, Ken Möhwald, Andreas Straube, Florian Schöberl
Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is one of the most common causes of chronic vestibular disorders, with a substantial portion of the affected patients showing no significant improvement to standard therapies (i.e., pharmacotherapy, behavioral psychotherapy). Patients with PPPD have been shown to have a significant comorbidity with anxiety disorders and depression. Further, these patients show an activation of the autonomic nervous system resulting in symptoms such as nausea, increase of heart rate, and sweating...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783222/-analysis-of-the-extension-of-childhood-expectations-and-evaluation-of-the-risks-of-the-development-of-diseases-associated-with-overweight
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Dmytro D Dyachuk, Iryna E Zabolotna, Yuri B Yaschenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Prevention of obesity in childhood is considered one of the main areas of primary prevention of non-infectious diseases. The aim: determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among school-age children, and analyze the risk of developing concomitant excess body weight and obesity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: The study was conducted among 1103 schoolchildren aged 7-17 years, of which 552 girls (50.1%) and 551 boys (49...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782969/electroencephalographic-and-cardiovascular-markers-of-vulnerability-within-families-of-suicidal-adolescents-a-pilot-study
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Erin A Kaufman, Sheila E Crowell, James Coleman, Megan E Puzia, Douglas D Gray, David L Strayer
Suicide, self-injury, and predisposing vulnerabilities aggregate in families. Those at greatest risk often show deficits in two biologically-mediated domains: behavioral control and emotion regulation. This pilot study explored electroencephalographic and cardiovascular indices of self-regulation among typical and suicidal adolescents (n = 30/group) and biological family members (mothers, fathers, and siblings). We measured event-related potentials during a flanker task designed to evoke impulsive responding and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) at rest and during social rejection...
May 18, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782509/maternal-cardiovascular-and-endothelial-function-from-first-trimester-to-postpartum
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Vassiliki Kolovetsiou-Kreiner, Manfred Georg Moertl, Ilona Papousek, Karin Schmid-Zalaudek, Uwe Lang, Dietmar Schlembach, Mila Cervar-Zivkovic, Helmut Karl Lackner
OBJECTIVE: To explore noninvasively the complex interactions of the maternal hemodynamic system throughout pregnancy and the resulting after-effect six weeks postpartum. METHODS: Eighteen women were tested beginning at the 12th week of gestation at six time-points throughout pregnancy and six weeks postpartum. Heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, pulse transit time (PTT), respiration, and baroreceptor sensitivity were analyzed in resting conditions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775234/effects-of-whole-body-vibration-on-heart-rate-variability-acute-responses-and-training-adaptations
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REVIEW
Alexei Wong, Arturo Figueroa
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a noninvasive and practical measure of cardiac autonomic nervous system function, mainly the sympathetic and parasympathetic modulations of heart rate. A low HRV has been shown to be indicative of compromised cardiovascular health. Interventions that enhance HRV are therefore beneficial to cardiovascular health. Whole-body vibration (WBV) training has been proposed as an alternative time-efficient exercise intervention for the improvement of cardiovascular health. In this review, we discuss the effect of WBV both acute and after training on HRV...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769521/thirty-loci-identified-for-heart-rate-response-to-exercise-and-recovery-implicate-autonomic-nervous-system
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Julia Ramírez, Stefan van Duijvenboden, Ioanna Ntalla, Borbala Mifsud, Helen R Warren, Evan Tzanis, Michele Orini, Andrew Tinker, Pier D Lambiase, Patricia B Munroe
Impaired capacity to increase heart rate (HR) during exercise (ΔHRex ), and a reduced rate of recovery post-exercise (ΔHRrec ) are associated with higher cardiovascular mortality rates. Currently, the genetic basis of both phenotypes remains to be elucidated. We conduct genome-wide association studies (GWASs) for ΔHRex and ΔHRrec in ~40,000 individuals, followed by replication in ~27,000 independent samples, all from UK Biobank. Six and seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms for ΔHRex and ΔHRrec , respectively, formally replicate...
May 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766003/the-status-of-nitric-oxide-and-its-backup-heme-oxygenase-1-in-thromboangiitis-obliterans
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Ali Aliee, Farnaz Zahedi Avval, Hossein Taheri, Saeedeh Mehraban Moghadam, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Daryoush Hamidi Alamdari, Bahare Fazeli
Background: Until recently, a gene polymorphism in the promoter region of endothelial nitric oxide synthase has been suggested as a risk factor for thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) development. The aim of this study was to compare the metabolites of nitric oxide (NO) and its backup, heme-oxygenase-1 (HMOX1), between TAO patients and those of a smoking control group matched by race, age, sex, and smoking habits. Methods: Twenty-four male Caucasian TAO patients and 20 male Caucasian controls enrolled in the study...
April 2018: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765335/heart-rate-variability-during-a-joint-attention-task-in-toddlers-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Lucia Billeci, Alessandro Tonacci, Antonio Narzisi, Zaira Manigrasso, Maurizio Varanini, Francesca Fulceri, Caterina Lattarulo, Sara Calderoni, Filippo Muratori
Background: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders featuring early impairments in social domain, with autonomic nervous system (ANS) unbalance possibly representing a useful marker for such disturbances. Impairments in joint attention (JA) are one of the earliest markers of social deficits in ASD. In this study, we assessed the feasibility of using wearable technologies for characterizing the ANS response in ASD toddlers during the presentation of JA stimuli...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765005/heart-rate-recovery-physical-activity-level-and-functional-status-in-subjects-with-copd
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Andrea A Morita, Laís K O Silva, Gianna W Bisca, Joice M Oliveira, Nidia A Hernandes, Fabio Pitta, Karina C Furlanetto
BACKGROUND: A normal heart rate reflects the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic nervous system. When the difference between heart rate at the end of an exercise test and after 1 min of recovery, known as the 1-min heart rate recovery, is ≤ 12 beats/min, this may indicate an abnormal delay. We sought to compare physical activity patterns and subjects' functional status with COPD with or without delayed 1-min heart rate recovery after the 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
May 15, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761710/who-s-the-boss-determining-the-control-pathways-of-cardiovascular-and-cellular-immune-responses-to-acute-stress
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Kate M Edwards, Nathan B Morris
Acute stress responses are known to include increases in heart rate and blood pressure, as well as increases in the number of circulating immune cells, all of which are governed by the autonomic nervous system. This laboratory practical measures cardiovascular and circulating immune cell responses to a passive (cold pressor) and active (mental arithmetic) acute stress task in student participants. The results allow them to examine the different patterns of autonomic response they elicit (approximated by heart rate and blood pressure responses), and knowledge of these responses can then be used to infer the governing autonomic aspect of the increases in circulating immune cells from the results...
June 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760287/-multi-organ-distribution-of-alpha-synuclein-pathology-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Koichi Wakabayashi, Yasuo Miki
In Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, neuronal α-synuclein aggregates (Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites) are distributed throughout the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, sympathetic ganglia, enteric nervous system, cardiac and pelvic plexuses, submandibular gland, adrenal medulla, and skin. Lewy bodies also occur in 10-20% of neurologically asymptomatic individuals older than 60 years. These cases are called incidental Lewy body disease (ILBD). In ILBD, Lewy bodies can be found in the brain, spinal cord, sympathetic ganglia, visceral autonomic nervous system and skin...
May 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758594/phox2b-is-a-reliable-immunomarker-in-distinguishing-peripheral-neuroblastic-tumors-from-cns-embryonal-tumors
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Sanda Alexandrescu, Vera Paulson, Adrian Dubuc, Azra Ligon, Hart G Lidov
INTRODUCTION: The PHOX2B gene regulates neuronal maturation in the brain stem nuclei associated with cardiorespiratory function, and in the autonomic sympathetic and enteric nervous system. PHOX2B expression is a reliable immunomarker for peripheral neuroblastic tumors, however no systematic evaluation of CNS embryonal tumors was included in the studies. We encountered two cases in which the differential diagnosis included neuroblastoma and CNS embryonal tumor, and we hypothesized that PHOX2B immunostain would be helpful establishing the diagnosis...
May 14, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757409/secretogranin-ii-plays-a-critical-role-in-zebrafish-neurovascular-modeling
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Binbin Tao, Hongling Hu, Kimberly Mitchell, Ji Chen, Haibo Jia, Zuoyan Zhu, Vance L Trudeau, Wei Hu
Secretoneurin (SN) is a neuropeptide derived from specific proteolytic processing of the precursor secretogranin II (SgII). In zebrafish and other teleosts, there are two paralogs named sgIIa and sgIIb. Our results showed that neurons expressing sgIIb were aligned with central arteries in the hindbrain, demonstrating a close neurovascular association. Both sgIIb-/- and sgIIa-/-/sgIIb-/- mutant embryos were defective in hindbrain central artery development due to impairment of migration and proliferation of central artery cells...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756704/cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-associated-infections-in-pediatrics-analysis-of-the-epidemiology-and-mortality-risk-factors
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Soledad González, Mirta Carbonaro, Ana G Fedullo, María I Sormani, María Del C Ceinos, Roberto González, María T Rosanova
INTRODUCTION: Infections are the most common complications of ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunts. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical, microbiological, and evolutionary characteristics of children with ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunt-associated infections and analyze the risk factors for mortality. POPULATION AND METHODS: Descriptive, retrospective study carried out at Hospital "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan" in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755949/tetanus-a-rare-but-real-threat
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David Moynan, Ruth O'Riordan, Roisin O'Connor, Concepta Merry
Tetanus is a potentially fatal disease of the nervous system arising from toxins produced by Clostridium tetani , an anaerobic bacterium found in soil [1]. Characterized by muscular rigidity, spasms and autonomic dysregulation its identification and, importantly, its prevention remain critical to the welfare of at risk patients. We present the case of a twenty two year old woman who presented to hospital with trismus and generalized muscle spasms three days following a dog bite to the right hand. Here, we discuss the presentation of generalized tetanus and the use of neurophysiology to facilitate its diagnosis...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753421/nonlinear-analyses-of-heart-rate-variability-in-hypertension
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B K Koichubekov, M A Sorokina, Y M Laryushina, L G Turgunova, I V Korshukov
OBJECTIVE: The autonomic nervous system plays an important role in blood pressure regulation and in the development of hypertension. Heart rate variability (HRV) may be of importance in identifying subjects at higher risk of developing hypertension. In the present study, comparative analysis of HRV for normal and hypertension subjects using nonlinear indices has been carried out. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the data from 24 patients with essential hypertension aged 45-55 (HG)...
May 9, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752872/functional-neuroimaging-of-nociceptive-and-pain-related-activity-in-the-spinal-cord-and-brain-insights-from-neurovascular-coupling-studies
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Thierry Paquette, Renaud Jeffrey-Gauthier, Hugues Leblond, Mathieu Piché
Spinal cord and brain processes underlie pain perception, which produces systemic cardiovascular changes. In turn, the autonomic nervous system regulates vascular function in the spinal cord and brain in order to adapt to these systemic changes, while neuronal activity induces local vascular changes. Thus, autonomic regulation and pain processes in the brain and spinal cord are tightly linked and interrelated. The objective of this topical review is to discuss work on neurovascular coupling during nociceptive processing in order to highlight supporting evidence and limitations for the use of cerebral and spinal fMRI to investigate pain mechanisms and spinal nociceptive processes...
May 12, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751028/role-of-c1-neurons-in-anti-inflammatory-reflex-mediation-between-afferents-and-efferents
#19
REVIEW
Chikara Abe, Tsuyoshi Inoue
Neuroimmune communication, the connection between the autonomic regulatory pathway and immune cells, has been implicated in the regulation of immune function and inflammation. The role of afferents (vagal afferent and somatic sensory nerves) and efferents (autonomic nervous and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal systems) in the inflammatory reflex has been well studied; however, the central pathway remains unknown. C1 neurons include both catecholaminergic and glutamatergic neurons, which are located in the rostral ventrolateral medulla...
May 8, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748792/the-independent-and-combined-effects-of-respiratory-events-and-cortical-arousals-on-the-autonomic-nervous-system-across-sleep-stages
#20
Jiuxing Liang, Xiangmin Zhang, Xiaomin He, Li Ling, Chunyao Zeng, Yuxi Luo
PURPOSE: During sleep, respiratory events readily modulate the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Whether such modulation is caused by the respiratory event itself or the cortical arousal that follows and whether these influences differ across sleep stages are not clear. Thus, we aimed to study the independent and combined effects of respiratory events and cortical arousals on the ANS across sleep stages. METHODS: We recruited 22 male patients with sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) and analyzed the differences in the indices of heart rate variability among normal respiration (NR), pathological respiratory events without cortical arousals (PR), cortical arousals without respiratory events (CA), and the coexistence of PR and CA (PR&CA), by sleep stage...
May 10, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
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