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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202863/paroxysmal-hypertension-induced-by-an-insulinoma
#1
Ko Harada, Yoshihisa Hanayama, Kou Hasegawa, Masaya Iwamuro, Hideharu Hagiya, Ryuichi Yoshida, Fumio Otsuka
Insulinoma is a rare, usually benign, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. The clinical features of an insulinoma are fasting hypoglycemia with neuroglycopenic symptoms including confusion and unusual behavior, while hypertension is usually not associated with the disease. We herein report a patient with insulinoma who manifested paroxysmal hypertension and neuroglycopenic symptoms. The possible etiology of hypertension induced by an insulinoma is catecholamine release in response to hypoglycemia, which may cause acute hypertension through activation of the sympatho-adrenal system...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202248/possible-role-of-adrenoceptors-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-in-corticotropin-releasing-factor-induced-sympatho-adrenomedullary-outflow-in-rats
#2
Shoshiro Okada, Naoko Yamaguchi
AIMS: A functional interaction between the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) system and noradrenergic neurons in the brain has been suggested. In the present study, we investigated the interrelationship between the central CRF-induced elevation of plasma catecholamines and adrenoceptor activation in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) using urethane-anesthetized rats. MAIN METHODS: In rats under urethane anesthesia, a femoral venous line was inserted for infusion of saline, and a femoral arterial line was inserted for collecting blood samples...
February 9, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198465/fatigue-related-impairments-in-oculomotor-control-are-prevented-by-norepinephrine-dopamine-reuptake-inhibition
#3
Charlotte J W Connell, Benjamin Thompson, Jason Turuwhenua, Alexa Srzich, Nicholas Gant
Fatigue-induced reductions in saccade velocity have been reported following acute, prolonged exercise. Interestingly, the detrimental impact of fatigue on oculomotor control can be prevented by a moderate dose of caffeine. This effect may be related to central catecholamine upregulation via caffeine's action as an adenosine antagonist. To test this hypothesis, we compared the protective effect of caffeine on oculomotor control post-exercise to that of a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Within a placebo-controlled crossover design, 12 cyclists consumed placebo, caffeine or a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (bupropion) during 180 minutes of stationary cycling...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197344/from-bad-to-worse-paraganglioma-diagnosis-during-induction-of-labor-for-coexisting-preeclampsia
#4
Sasima Dusitkasem, Blair H Herndon, Dalton Paluzzi, Joseph Kuhn, Robert H Small, John C Coffman
Pheochromocytomas and extra-adrenal paragangliomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors that rarely occur in pregnancy. The diagnosis of these tumors in pregnancy can be challenging given that many of the signs and symptoms are commonly attributed to preeclampsia or other more common diagnoses. Early diagnosis and appropriate management are essential in optimizing maternal and fetal outcomes. We report a rare case of a catecholamine-secreting tumor in which diagnosis occurring at the time labor was being induced for concomitant preeclampsia with severe features...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197025/current-perioperative-management-of-pheochromocytomas
#5
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Rashmi Ramachandran, Vimi Rewari
Neuroendocrine tumors which have the potential to secrete catecholamines are either associated with sympathetic adrenal (pheochromocytoma) or nonadrenal (paraganglioma) tissue. Surgical removal of these tumors is always indicated to cure and prevent cardiovascular and other organ system complications associated with catecholamine excess. Some of these tumors have malignant potential as well. The diagnosis, localization and anatomical delineation of these tumors involve measurement of catecholamines and their metabolic end products in plasma and urine, (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy, computed tomography, and/or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195902/mibg-localization-of-a-subclinical-paraganglioma-of-the-bladder
#6
Ayman Mithqal, Pasha Darvishi, Patrice Rehm
Urinary bladder paragangliomas are very rare, and the majority are hormonally active. Nonfunctioning paragangliomas are even rarer and more difficult to diagnose because of absence of catecholamine secretion. We present a 27-year-old woman with an asymptomatic paraganglioma of the urinary bladder discovered incidentally in a patient with prior resection of a functional pararenal paraganglioma. Metabolic profiles and cystoscopy were nondiagnostic. We demonstrate the increased sensitivity of I-MIBG SPECT/CT compared with planar scintigraphy for detection of a nonfunctional paraganglioma of the urinary bladder, which makes it valuable in evaluation of functional and nonfunctional paragangliomas...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195064/catecholamines-reduce-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-type-1-desensitization-in-cultured-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons
#7
A Filippi, C Caruntu, R O Gheorghe, A Deftu, B Amuzescu, V Ristoiu
Sympathetic nervous system and adrenergic receptors are involved in the modulation of dorsal root ganglia neuronal activity, with TRPV1 receptor as an important downstream effector. It is already known that adrenergic sensitization of TRPV1 receptors or catecholamine-induced TRPV1 upregulation are involved in increased excitability and pain via mainly α1 adrenergic receptors, but it is not known if reduced TRPV1 desensitization is involved in this process, as well. Therefore, the aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of epinephrine and norepinephrine on TRPV1 desensitization induced by repeated applications of capsaicin and to assess what would be the involvement of the major α1, α2 and β adrenergic receptor subtypes...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194805/fetal-adaptations-in-insulin-secretion-result-from-high-catecholamines-during-placental-insufficiency
#8
Sean W Limesand, Paul J Rozance
Placental insufficiency and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) of the fetus affects approximately 8% of all pregnancies and is associated with short- and long-term disturbances in metabolism. In pregnant sheep, experimental models with a small, defective placenta that restricts delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus result in IUGR. Low blood oxygen concentrations increase fetal plasma catecholamine concentrations, which lower fetal insulin concentrations. All of these observations in sheep models with placental insufficiency are consistent with cases of human IUGR...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194262/protective-effects-of-blueberry-drink-on-cognitive-impairment-induced-by-chronic-mild-stress-in-adult-rats
#9
Qian Guo, Young-Nam Kim, Bog-Hieu Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Stress-induced cognitive impairment is related to the suppression of hippocampal neurogenesis that results from an increase of oxidative stress. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of administration of a blueberry drink, having a high antioxidant power, on the cognitive performance of adult rats exposed to chronic mild stress. MATERIALS/METHODS: Twelve-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 48) were randomly divided into four groups: control (CO), stress (ST), control + 5% blueberry drink (CO + B), and stress + 5% blueberry drink (ST + B)...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188354/simultaneous-extraction-and-determination-of-monoamine-neurotransmitters-in-human-urine-for-clinical-routine-testing-based-on-a-dual-functional-solid-phase-extraction-assisted-by-phenylboronic-acid-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#10
Xiaoguang Sunny Li, Shu Li, Gottfried Kellermann
The major monoamine neurotransmitters, serotonin (5-HT) and catecholamines (i.e., norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (E), and dopamine (DA)), are critical to the nervous system function, and imbalances of the neurotransmitters have been connected to a variety of diseases, making their measurement useful in a clinical setting. A simple, rapid, robust, sensitive, and specific LC-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for the simultaneous quantitation of urinary serotonin and catecholamines with low cost, which is ideal for routine clinical applications...
February 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188168/metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-treated-with-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#11
Akihide Nakamura, Kei Suzuki, Hiroshi Imai, Naoyuki Katayama
Metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA) is a rare but life-threatening complication. We report a case of MALA in a man aged 71 years who was treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The patient was brought to the hospital for prolonged and gradual worsening gastrointestinal symptoms. Although he received intravenous treatment, he developed catecholamine-resistant shock, and blood gas analysis revealed lactic acidosis. Bicarbonate and antibiotics for possible sepsis were initiated, but with no clear benefit...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187814/neurocardiology
#12
N D Osteraas, V H Lee
Neurocardiology refers to the interplay between the nervous system and the cardiovascular system. Stress-related cardiomyopathy exemplifies the brain-heart connection and occurs in several conditions with acute brain injury that share oversympathetic activation. The brain's influences on the heart can include elevated cardiac markers, arrhythmias, repolarization abnormalities on electrocardiogram, myocardial necrosis, and autonomic dysfunction. The neurogenic stunned myocardium in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage represents one end of the spectrum, and is associated with an explosive rise in intracranial pressure that results in excess catecholamine state and possibly CBN...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184334/mixed-states-in-bipolar-disorder-etiology-pathogenesis-and-treatment
#13
REVIEW
Ather Muneer
Many bipolar disorder patients exhibit mixed affective states, which portend a generally more severe illness course and treatment resistance. In the previous renditions of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual mixed states were narrowly defined in the context of bipolar I disorder, but with the advent of DSM-5 the term "mixed episode" was dropped and replaced by "mixed features" specifier which could be broadly applied to manic, hypomanic and depressive episodes in both the bipolar spectrum and major depressive disorders...
January 2017: Chonnam Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181498/arrestin-biased-at1r-agonism-induces-acute-catecholamine-secretion-through-trpc3-coupling
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Chun-Hua Liu, Zheng Gong, Zong-Lai Liang, Zhi-Xin Liu, Fan Yang, Yu-Jing Sun, Ming-Liang Ma, Yi-Jing Wang, Chao-Ran Ji, Yu-Hong Wang, Mei-Jie Wang, Fu-Ai Cui, Amy Lin, Wen-Shuai Zheng, Dong-Fang He, Chang-Xiu Qu, Peng Xiao, Chuan-Yong Liu, Alex R B Thomsen, Thomas Joseph Cahill, Alem W Kahsai, Fan Yi, Kun-Hong Xiao, Tian Xue, Zhuan Zhou, Xiao Yu, Jin-Peng Sun
Acute hormone secretion triggered by G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) activation underlies many fundamental physiological processes. GPCR signalling is negatively regulated by β-arrestins, adaptor molecules that also activate different intracellular signalling pathways. Here we reveal that TRV120027, a β-arrestin-1-biased agonist of the angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1R), stimulates acute catecholamine secretion through coupling with the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily C 3 (TRPC3)...
February 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167635/defined-engineered-human-myocardium-with-advanced-maturation-for-applications-in-heart-failure-modelling-and-repair
#15
Malte Tiburcy, James E Hudson, Paul Balfanz, Susanne F Schlick, Tim Meyer, Mei-Ling Chang Liao, Elif Levent, Farah Raad, Sebastian Zeidler, Edgar Wingender, Johannes Riegler, Mouer Wang, Joseph D Gold, Itzhak Kehat, Erich Wettwer, Ursula Ravens, Pieterjan Dierickx, Linda van Laake, Marie-José Goumans, Sara Khadjeh, Karl Toischer, Gerd Hasenfuss, Larry A Couture, Andreas Unger, Wolfgang A Linke, Toshiyuki Araki, Benjamin Neel, Gordon Keller, Lior Gepstein, Joseph C Wu, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: -Advancing structural and functional maturation of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes remains a key challenge for applications in disease modelling, drug screening, and heart repair. Here, we sought to advance cardiomyocyte maturation in engineered human myocardium (EHM) towards an adult phenotype under defined conditions. METHODS: -We systematically investigated cell composition, matrix and media conditions to generate EHM from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts with organotypic functionality under serum-free conditions...
February 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166699/planhab-study-assessment-of-psycho-neuroendocrine-function-in-male-subjects-during-21-days-of-normobaric-hypoxia-and-bed-rest
#16
C Strewe, R Zeller, M Feuerecker, M Hoerl, I Kumprej, A Crispin, B Johannes, T Debevec, I Mekjavic, G Schelling, A Choukèr
Immobilization and hypoxemia are conditions often seen in patients suffering from severe heart insufficiency or primary pulmonary diseases (e.g. fibrosis, emphysema). In future planned long-duration and exploration class space missions (including habitats on the moon and Mars), healthy individuals will encounter such a combination of reduced physical activity and oxygen tension by way of technical reasons and the reduced gravitational forces. These overall unconventional extraterrestrial conditions can result in yet unknown consequences for the regulation of stress-permissive, psycho-neuroendocrine responses, which warrant appropriate measures in order to mitigate foreseeable risks...
February 6, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165149/post-metamorphic-development-of-skin-glands-in-a-true-toad-parotoids-versus-dorsal-skin
#17
Eleonora Regueira, Camila Dávila, Alina G Sassone, María E Ailín O'Donohoe, Gladys N Hermida
Chemical defenses in amphibians are a common antipredatory and antimicrobial strategy related to the presence of dermal glands that synthesize and store toxic or unpalatable substances. Glands are either distributed throughout the skin or aggregated in multiglandular structures, being the parotoids the most ubiquitous macrogland in toads of Bufonidae. Even though dermal glands begin to develop during late-larval stages, many species, including Rhinella arenarum, have immature glands by the end of metamorphosis, and their post-metamorphic growth is unknown...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163318/adrenal-medullary-dysfunction-as-a-feature-of-obesity
#18
M Reimann, N Qin, M Gruber, S R Bornstein, C Kirschbaum, T Ziemssen, G Eisenhofer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: While there is strong evidence linking obesity with increased sympathoneural activity, involvement of the adrenal medulla is less clear. We therefore investigated adrenal medullary function under fasting and feeding conditions in normal weight (NW, n=33), overweight (OW, n=28) and obese (OB, n=36) adults (59% women). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ninety-seven healthy adults participated in a cross-sectional study with recruitment stratified according to BMI...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160962/increased-serum-renalase-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-is-it-related-to-cardiovascular-disease-risk
#19
Ebru Gok Oguz, Hadim Akoglu, Gulay Ulusal Okyay, Guner Karaveli Gursoy, Tolga Yildirim, Ozgur Merhametsiz, Tolga Cimen, Basol Canbakan, Ekrem Yeter, M Deniz Ayli
BACKGROUND: Renalase, with possible monoamine oxidase activity, is implicated in degradation of catecholamines; which suggests novel mechanisms of cardiovascular complications in patients with chronic kidney diseases. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) has been found to correlate with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in dialysis patients. The present study aimed to evaluate the association of serum renalase levels with EAT thickness and other CVD risk factors in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients...
February 1, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160388/cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-in-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobile-type
#20
Alan Hakim, Chris O'Callaghan, Inge De Wandele, Lauren Stiles, Alan Pocinki, Peter Rowe
Autonomic dysfunction contributes to health-related impairment of quality of life in the hypermobile type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS). Typical signs and symptoms include tachycardia, hypotension, gastrointestinal dysmotility, and disturbed bladder function and sweating regulation. Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction may present as Orthostatic Intolerance, Orthostatic Hypotension, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or Neurally Mediated Hypotension. The incidence, prevalence, and natural history of these conditions remain unquantified, but observations from specialist clinics suggest they are frequently seen in hEDS...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
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