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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534262/inflammatory-changes-in-paravertebral-sympathetic-ganglia-in-two-rat-pain-models
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Ai-Ling Li, Jing-Dong Zhang, Wenrui Xie, Judith A Strong, Jun-Ming Zhang
Injury to peripheral nerves can lead to neuropathic pain, along with well-studied effects on sensory neurons, including hyperexcitability, abnormal spontaneous activity, and neuroinflammation in the sensory ganglia. Neuropathic pain can be enhanced by sympathetic activity. Peripheral nerve injury may also damage sympathetic axons or expose them to an inflammatory environment. In this study, we examined the lumbar sympathetic ganglion responses to two rat pain models: ligation of the L5 spinal nerve, and local inflammation of the L5 dorsal root ganglion (DRG), which does not involve axotomy...
May 22, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533325/physiologic-regulation-of-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-involves-connexin-36-containing-gap-junctions
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Varinder K Lall, Gareth Bruce, Larysa Voytenko, Mark Drinkhill, Kerstin Wellershaus, Klaus Willecke, Jim Deuchars, Susan A Deuchars
Chronically elevated sympathetic nervous activity underlies many cardiovascular diseases. Elucidating the mechanisms contributing to sympathetic nervous system output may reveal new avenues of treatment. The contribution of the gap junctional protein connexin 36 (Cx36) to the regulation of sympathetic activity and thus blood pressure and heart rate was determined using a mouse with specific genetic deletion of Cx36. Ablation of the Cx36 protein was confirmed in sympathetic preganglionic neurons of Cx36 knockout (KO) mice...
May 22, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532415/hemodynamic-changes-caused-by-acupuncture-in-healthy-volunteers-a-prospective-single-arm-exploratory-clinical-study
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Tae-Hun Kim, Boncho Ku, Jang-Han Bae, Jae-Young Shin, Min-Ho Jun, Jung Won Kang, Junghwan Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Jaeuk U Kim
BACKGROUND: Radial pressure pulse wave (RPPW) examination has been a key diagnostic component of traditional Chinese medicine. The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in RPPW along with various hemodynamic variables after acupuncture stimulation and to examine the validity of pulse diagnosis as a modern diagnostic tool. METHODS: We conducted acupuncture stimulation at both ST36 acupuncture points in 25 healthy volunteers. We simultaneously assessed the RPPW by pulse tonometry; heart rate variability (HRV) by electrocardiogram; photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals, respiration rate, peripheral blood flow velocity and arterial depth by ultrasonography; and cardiac output by impedance cardiography, before, during and after a session of acupuncture stimulation...
May 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529487/cardiac-baroreflex-variability-and-resetting-during-sustained-mild-effort
#4
Mair Zamir, Mark B Badrov, T Dylan Olver, J Kevin Shoemaker
This exploratory study assessed the pattern of closed-loop baroreflex resetting using multi-logistic-curve analysis. Operating point gain and ranges of RR-interval (RRI) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) are derived to examine how these relate to sympathetic activation. Sustained low-intensity isometric handgrip exercise, with a period of post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO), provided a model to study baroreflex resetting because the progression toward fatigue at constant tension induces a continuous increase in volitional contribution to neuro-cardiovascular control...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528745/measurement-of-electrochemical-conductance-of-penile-skin-using-sudoscan-%C3%A2-a-new-tool-to-assess-neurogenic-impotence
#5
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the value of electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) measurement at penile level using Sudoscan(®) for the diagnosis of neurogenic impotence in diabetics. METHODS: The following neurophysiological parameters were assessed in 25 male diabetics who complained of impotence and 25 age-matched normal male subjects without erectile dysfunction (age range: 29-70 years): ESC, sympathetic skin responses (SSR), warm detection thresholds (WDT), and cold detection thresholds (CDT) for the penis and the feet, vibration detection thresholds (VDT) for the penis, and sensory nerve conduction study of the dorsal nerve of the penis (DNP) with sensory nerve action potential (SNAP) recording...
May 18, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526487/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-injection-in-dogs-a-cadaveric-study
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Diego A Portela, Luis Campoy, Pablo E Otero, Manuel Martin-Flores, Robin D Gleed
OBJECTIVE: To describe ultrasound-visualized anatomy and the spread characteristics of a dye injected in the thoracic paravertebral (TPV) space under ultrasound guidance. STUDY DESIGN: Anatomic cadaver study. ANIMALS: Seven dog cadavers. METHODS: One cadaver was used to observe, identify, and describe the relevant TPV anatomy. In the remaining six, the left fifth TPV space was randomly assigned to be injected with either a low volume (LV; 0...
February 16, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525647/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-tanezumab-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-nerve-growth-factor-on-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-adult-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis-a-stereologic-histomorphologic-and-cardiofunctional-assessment
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Patrice Belanger, Paul Butler, Mark Butt, Siddhartha Bhatt, Stephen Foote, David Shelton, Mark Evans, Rosalinda Arends, Susan Hurst, Carlin Okerberg, Thomas Cummings, David Potter, Jill Steidl-Nichols, Mark Zorbas
Tanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against nerve growth factor is in development for treatment of chronic pain. Three nonclinical studies assessed effects of clinically relevant and supratherapeutic doses of tanezumab on the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) of adult nonhuman primates. Study 1 evaluated potential effects of subcutaneous (SC) tanezumab (1.2 mg/kg every 8 weeks [Q8W]) on SNS in cynomolgus monkeys for 3 or 6 months and reversibility or persistence of any effects through a non-dosing/recovery period...
May 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522768/a-model-for-in-vivo-analysis-of-sudomotor-sympathetic-c-fiber-activation-and-human-sweat-gland-output
#8
Gary W Mack
Quantitative assessment of small fiber peripheral neuropathy often involves an evaluation of the interaction between the C-fiber sudomotor nerve and local sweat rate (SR). Typically, some sort of quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART) is performed to aid in diagnosing small fiber dysfunction. The currently used QSART demonstrates only moderate test-retest reliability and therefore limits its usefulness in tracking small fiber dysfunction. A new experimental model to examine small C-fiber function in the skin using intradermal electrical stimulation and simultaneous monitoring of SR is proposed...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522759/effect-of-cyclooxygenase-inhibition-on-the-inspiratory-muscle-metaboreflex-induced-cardiovascular-consequences-in-men
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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/28516131/the-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-the-elderly-is-attenuated-in-the-right-lateral-decubitus-position
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Konosuke Sasaki, Mayu Haga, Sarina Bao, Haruka Sato, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Ryoko Maruyama
Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the supine, left lateral decubitus, and right lateral decubitus positions on autonomic nervous activity in elderly adults by using spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV). Method: Forty-five adults aged 73.6 ± 5.7 years were enrolled. After lying in the supine position, all participants moved to the lateral decubitus positions in a random order and maintained the positions for 10 min, while electrocardiographic data were recorded to measure HRV...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513286/azelnidipine-is-a-useful-medication-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Shunsuke Kiuchi, Shinji Hisatake, Takayuki Kabuki, Takashi Oka, Shintaro Dobashi, Takahiro Fujii, Takanori Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The optimal therapy in patients with heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and hypertension (HT) has not been revealed. The beta blocker (BB) and the renin angiotensin aldosterone system inhibitor (RAAS-I) are recommend as class IIa in patients with HFpEF. The calcium channel blocker (CCB), a major anti-hypertensive drugs in Japan, is also recommend as class IIa in patients with HFpEF. However, the difference between azelnidipine, an L type CCB, and cilnidipine, an N type CCB, is unclear...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511527/temporary-blindness-after-inferior-alveolar-nerve-block
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Animesh Barodiya, Rishi Thukral, Shaila Mahendra Agrawal, Anshul Rai, Siddharth Singh
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block (IANB) anaesthesia is one of the common procedures in dental clinic. This procedure is safe, but complications may still occur. Ocular complications such as diplopia, loss of vision, or ophthalmoplegia are extremely rare. This case report explains an event where due to individual anatomic variation of the sympathetic vasoconstrictor nerve and maxillary and middle meningeal arteries, intravascular administration of anaesthetic agent caused unusual ocular signs and symptoms such as temporary blindness...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509114/implicating-the-potential-role-of-orexin-in-hypertension
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REVIEW
Monika Rani, Raghuvansh Kumar, Pawan Krishan
Orexins (orexin A and orexin B), neuropeptides of hypothalamic origin also known as hypocretins, have been well documented for regulating the different physiological functions including feeding, sleep wakefulness, stress, and reward. However, from the past few years, orexins have evolved as an emerging biomarker for various endocrine disorders including diabetes mellitus and obesity which ultimately leads to various cardiovascular risk factors. Orexins exist in two isoforms orexin A and orexin B and exert their effect by acting on the G protein-coupled receptors orexin 1 receptor (OX1R) and orexin 2 receptor (OX2R)...
May 16, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507235/assessing-the-strength-of-cardiac-and-sympathetic-baroreflex-controls-via-transfer-entropy-during-orthostatic-challenge
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Alberto Porta, Andrea Marchi, Vlasta Bari, Beatrice De Maria, Murray Esler, Elisabeth Lambert, Mathias Baumert
The study assesses the strength of the causal relation along baroreflex (BR) in humans during an incremental postural challenge soliciting the BR. Both cardiac BR (cBR) and sympathetic BR (sBR) were characterized via BR sequence approaches from spontaneous fluctuations of heart period (HP), systolic arterial pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). A model-based transfer entropy method was applied to quantify the strength of the coupling from SAP to HP and from DAP to MSNA...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506501/sympathetic-control-of-the-brain-circulation-appreciating-the-complexities-to-better-understand-the-controversy
#15
Patrice Brassard, Michael M Tymko, Philip N Ainslie
Although the human cerebral circulation is richly innervated with sympathetic nerve fibers, the role of sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) on the regulation of cerebral blood flow (CBF) remains debated. Several issues may be responsible for the conflicting conclusions reported in the animal vs. human literature in regards to the sympathetic control of the brain circulation. Furthermore, due to the physiological consequences associated with SNA blockade (e.g. changes in blood pressure and cardiac output), and differences in methodology (e...
May 5, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503726/baroreflex-dysfunction-and-augmented-sympathetic-nerve-responses-during-mental-stress-in-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
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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/28499865/implication-of-altered-autonomic-control-for-orthostatic-tolerance-in-sci
#17
REVIEW
Jill Maria Wecht, William A Bauman
Neural output from the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) are integrated to appropriately control cardiovascular responses during routine activities of daily living including orthostatic positioning. Sympathetic control of the upper extremity vasculature and the heart arises from the thoracic cord between T1 and T5, whereas splanchnic bed and lower extremity vasculature receive sympathetic neural input from the lower cord between segments T5 and L2. Although the vasculature is not directly innervated by the parasympathetic nervous system, the SA node is innervated by post-ganglionic vagal nerve fibers via cranial nerve X...
May 3, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499411/paraneoplastic-acral-vascular-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma-under-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#18
Thilo Gambichler, Stefanie Strutzmann, Andrea Tannapfel, Laura Susok
BACKGROUND: Paraneoplastic acral vascular syndrome (PAVS) is a rare phenomenon which is observed in patients with adenocarcinomas and other malignancies. Various potential pathogenic mechanisms such as tumour invasion of sympathetic nerves, hyperviscosity, hypercoagulability, vasoactive tumour-secreted substances, and immunological mechanisms have been suggested. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 60-year-old Caucasian male attended our hospital with a bulky lymph node mass in the right axilla...
May 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498963/hypertension-in-kidney-transplantation-is-associated-with-an-early-renal-nerve-sprouting
#19
Alessandro Mauriello, Valentina Rovella, Filippo Borri, Lucia Anemona, Elena Giannini, Erica Giacobbi, Andrea Saggini, Giampiero Palmieri, Alessandro Anselmo, Pierluigi Bove, Gerry Melino, Guardini Valentina, Manfredi Tesauro, D'Urso Gabriele, Nicola Di Daniele
Background.: Normalization of arterial pressure occurs in just a few patients with hypertensive chronic kidney disease undergoing kidney transplantation. Hypertension in kidney transplant recipients may be related to multiple factors. We aimed to assess whether hypertension in kidney-transplanted patients may be linked to reinnervation of renal arteries of the transplanted kidney. Methods.: We investigated renal arteries innervation from native and transplanted kidneys in three patients 5 months, 2 years and 11 years after transplantation, respectively...
May 12, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497404/sexual-dysfunction-following-rectal-cancer-surgery
#20
REVIEW
V Celentano, R Cohen, J Warusavitarne, O Faiz, M Chand
INTRODUCTION: Sexual and urological problems after surgery for rectal cancer are common, multifactorial, inadequately discussed, and untreated. The urogenital function is dependent on dual autonomic sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation, and four key danger zones exist that are at risk for nerve damage during colorectal surgery: one of these sites is in the abdomen and three are in the pelvis. The aim of this study is to systematically review the epidemiology of sexual dysfunction following rectal cancer surgery, to describe the anatomical basis of autonomic nerve-preserving techniques, and to explore the scientific evidence available to support the laparoscopic or robotic approach over open surgery...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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