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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323628/effects-of-bach-flower-remedies-on-menopausal-symptoms-and-sleep-pattern-a-case-report
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Marcele Siegler, Cristina Frange, Monica Levy Andersen, Sergio Tufik, Helena Hachul
Context • During the postmenopausal stage, women go through many remarkable changes, including physical, emotional, and hormonal. They also experience some unwanted effects, such as vasomotor symptoms, anxiety, and insomnia. The use of Bach flower remedies has been described as a supporting therapy for those symptoms. Objectives • The investigation aimed to evaluate the effects of the supplement on sleep pattern (ie, sleep perception and objective sleep) and on menopausal symptoms. Design • The research team created a case report...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321563/do-patients-with-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-have-attacks-of-syncope
#2
Ilmari Pyykkö, Vinaya Manchaiah, Jing Zou, Hilla Levo, Erna Kentala
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and associated factors for syncope among patients with Ménière's disease (MD). An attack of syncope was defined as a sudden and transient loss of consciousness, which subsides spontaneously and without a localizing neurological deficit. The study used an across-sectional survey design. Information from a database consisting of 961 individuals was collected from the Finnish Ménière Association. The data contained case histories, general health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and impact measurements of the complaints...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318362/carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitors-modify-intracellular-ph-transients-and-contractions-of-rat-middle-cerebral-arteries-during-co2-hco3-fluctuations
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Jacob K Rasmussen, Ebbe Boedtkjer
The CO2/HCO3(-) buffer minimizes pH changes in response to acid-base loads, HCO3(-) provides substrate for Na(+),HCO3(-)-cotransporters and Cl(-)/HCO3(-)-exchangers, and H(+) and HCO3(-) modify vasomotor responses during acid-base disturbances. We show here that rat middle cerebral arteries express cytosolic, mitochondrial, extracellular, and secreted carbonic anhydrase isoforms that catalyze equilibration of the CO2/HCO3(-) buffer. Switching from CO2/HCO3(-)-free to CO2/HCO3(-)-containing extracellular solution results in initial intracellular acidification due to hydration of CO2 followed by gradual alkalinization due to cellular HCO3(-) uptake...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314056/joint-modeling-of-zero-inflated-panel-count-and-severity-outcomes
#4
E Juarez-Colunga, G L Silva, C B Dean
Panel counts are often encountered in longitudinal, such as diary, studies where individuals are followed over time and the number of events occurring in time intervals, or panels, is recorded. This article develops methods for situations where, in addition to the counts of events, a mark, denoting a measure of severity of the events, is recorded. In many situations there is an association between the panel counts and their marks. This is the case for our motivating application that studies the effect of two hormone therapy treatments in reducing counts and severities of vasomotor symptoms in women after hysterectomy/ovariectomy...
March 17, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300484/factors-associated-with-general-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-menopausal-transition-among-women-from-serbia
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Jelena Dotlic, Ilma Kurtagic, Selmina Nurkovic, Nikolina Kovacevic, Sanja Radovanovic, Biljana Rancic, Branislav Milosevic, Milan Terzic, Tatjana Gazibara
This study assessed factors associated with quality of life (QOL) among Serbian peri- and postmenopausal women using two menopause-specific scales. This cross-sectional study included 500 women aged 40-65 years who had a gynecologic check-up in one of two Community Health Centers in Belgrade during February 2014 to January 2015. Women completed: a questionnaire about socio-demographics, habits and health status; a menopause-specific questionnaire, Utian's Quality of Life Scale (UQOL); a Women's Health Questionnaire (WHQ) and Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI)...
March 16, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298886/mapping-and-analysis-of-the-connectome-of-sympathetic-premotor-neurons-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-of-the-rat-using-a-volumetric-brain-atlas
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Bowen Dempsey, Sheng Le, Anita Turner, Phil Bokiniec, Radhika Ramadas, Jan G Bjaalie, Clement Menuet, Rachael Neve, Andrew M Allen, Ann K Goodchild, Simon McMullan
Spinally projecting neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) play a critical role in the generation of vasomotor sympathetic tone and are thought to receive convergent input from neurons at every level of the neuraxis; the factors that determine their ongoing activity remain unresolved. In this study we use a genetically restricted viral tracing strategy to definitively map their spatially diffuse connectome. We infected bulbospinal RVLM neurons with a recombinant rabies variant that drives reporter expression in monosynaptically connected input neurons and mapped their distribution using an MRI-based volumetric atlas and a novel image alignment and visualization tool that efficiently translates the positions of neurons captured in conventional photomicrographs to Cartesian coordinates...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294062/warming-up-to-new-possibilities-with-the-capsaicin-receptor-trpv1-mtor-ampk-and-erythropoietin
#7
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels are a superfamily of ion channels termed after the trp gene in Drosophila that are diverse in structure and control a wide range of biological functions including cell development and growth, thermal regulation, and vascular physiology. Of significant interest is the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) receptor, also known as the capsaicin receptor and the vanilloid receptor 1, that is a non-selective cation channel sensitive to a host of external stimuli including capsaicin and camphor, venoms, acid/basic pH changes, and temperature...
March 13, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286985/use-of-mindfulness-meditation-and-relaxation-to-treat-vasomotor-symptoms
#8
REVIEW
K M Goldstein, M Shepherd-Banigan, R R Coeytaux, J R McDuffie, S Adam, D Befus, A P Goode, A S Kosinski, V Masilamani, J W Williams
Postmenopausal women with bothersome vasomotor symptoms (VMS) often seek alternatives to hormone-based treatment due to medication risks or personal preference. We sought to identify the effects of meditation, mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation on VMS and health-related quality of life in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. To do this, we conducted an umbrella review supplemented by new randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) published since the most recent good-quality systematic review for eligible interventions...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286984/an-international-menopause-society-study-of-vasomotor-symptoms-in-bangkok-and-chiang-mai-thailand
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I Sriprasert, T Pantasri, W Piyamongkol, A Suwan, S Chaikittisilpa, D Sturdee, P Gupta, M S Hunter
OBJECTIVES: To examine relationships between location, demographics, lifestyle, beliefs, and experience of hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS) amongst women living in two cities in Thailand. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of peri- and postmenopausal women, aged 45-55 years, from Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Participants completed questionnaires (demographics, health, HFNS (prevalence, frequency and problem-rating) and beliefs about menopause). A sub-sample of women from each location was interviewed...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286048/effect-of-age-on-cutaneous-vasomotor-responses-during-local-skin-heating
#10
Gary J Hodges, Matthew M Mallette, Garry A Tew, John M Saxton, James Moss, Alan D Ruddock, Markos Klonizakis
This study examined the effect of ageing on the low-frequency oscillations (vasomotion) of skin blood flow in response to local heating (LH). Skin blood flow was assessed by laser-Doppler flowmetry on the forearm at rest (33°C) and in response to LH of the skin to both 42°C and 44°C in 14 young (24±1years) and 14 older (64±1years) participants. Vasomotion was analyzed using a wavelet transform to investigate power of the frequency intervals associated with endothelial, neural, myogenic, respiratory, and cardiac activities of the laser-Doppler signal...
March 9, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281363/the-evidence-base-for-hrt-what-can-we-believe
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REVIEW
R D Langer
Prior to the unexpected early termination of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial of continuous conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), the prevailing view was that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was a low-risk intervention with immediate value for symptom relief in recently menopausal women, and that it probably conferred long-term protection against the major chronic diseases that affect women after menopause. Rather than replicating prior studies, the WHI was designed to test whether the beneficial associations consistently seen in women starting HRT near menopause would be found in women well beyond menopause...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277985/indoxyl-sulfate-potentiates-endothelial-dysfunction-via-reciprocal-role-for-reactive-oxygen-species-and-rhoa-rock-signaling-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats
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Shuang Chu, Xiaodong Mao, Hengjiang Guo, Li Wang, Zezheng Li, Yang Zhang, Yunman Wang, Hao Wang, Xuemei Zhang, Wen Peng
Accumulative indoxyl sulfate (IS) retained in chronic kidney disease (CKD) can potentiate vascular endothelial dysfunction, and herein, we aim at elucidating the underlying mechanisms from the perspective of possible association between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and RhoA/ROCK pathway. IS-treated nephrectomized rats are administered with antioxidants including NADPH oxidase inhibitor apocynin, SOD analog tempol, and mitochondrion-targeted SOD mimetic mito-TEMPO to scavenge ROS, or ROCK inhibitor fasudil to obstruct RhoA/ROCK pathway...
March 13, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276200/vasomotor-symptoms-due-to-natural-menopause-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-nma-of-treatment-effects-from-the-nice-menopause-guideline
#13
Grammati Sarri, Hugo Pedder, Sofia Dias, Yelan Guo, Mary Ann Lumsden
BACKGROUND: Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) are the hallmarks of menopause, occurring in approximately 75% of postmenopausal women in the UK and are severe in 25%. OBJECTIVES: To identify which treatments are most clinically effective for the relief of VMS for non-hysterectomized women in natural menopause. SEARCH STRATEGY: English publications in MEDLINE, Embase and The Cochrane Library up to 13(th) January 2015 were searched. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomized trials (RCTs) of treatments for women with a uterus for the outcomes of frequency of VMS (up to 26 weeks), vaginal bleeding and discontinuation...
March 9, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274362/cosmeceuticals-for-rosacea
#14
Zoe Diana Draelos
Patients with rosacea present a challenge to the dermatologist, as they typically possess sensitive skin, need facial Demodex and bacterial colonization control, exhibit vasomotor instability, require camouflaging of telangiectatic mats, and desire prescription treatment. Currently available pharmaceuticals are aimed at inflammation reduction, primarily with the use of topical and oral antibiotics. Recently, vasoconstrictor formulations have emerged, but these drugs have only a temporary effect and improve appearance without addressing the underlying cause, which remains largely unknown...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268085/ultra-long-acting-calcium-channel-blockers-may-decrease-accuracy-of-the-acetylcholine-provocation-test
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Manabu Kurabayashi, Mitsutoshi Asano, Tsukasa Shimura, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Hideshi Aoyagi, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Kaoru Okishige, Takashi Ashikaga, Mitsuaki Isobe
BACKGROUND: When drug-induced coronary spasm provocation tests are performed, a washout period of >48h for calcium channel blockers (CCBs) is uniformly recommended. However, each CCB has a distinct half-life, and little is known about the influence of prior oral administration of CCBs on acetylcholine provocation test to evaluate coronary vasomotor reaction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 245 consecutive patients with suspected vasospastic angina who had undergone acetylcholine provocation test...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263691/moderate-severe-vasomotor-symptoms-are-associated-with-moderate-severe-depressive-symptoms
#16
Roisin Worsley, Robin J Bell, Pragya Gartoulla, Penelope J Robinson, Susan R Davis
BACKGROUND: The association between menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and depressive symptoms remains controversial. We aimed to examine the associations between moderate-severe VMS and moderate-severe depressive symptoms. METHODS: Nationally representative cross-sectional survey of 2,020 noninstitutionalized Australian women aged 40-65 randomly recruited between October 2013 and March 2014. Symptoms were assessed by the Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory-II, with score ≥20 defined as moderate-severe depressive symptoms...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259990/role-of-gap-junctions-in-the-contractile-response-to-agonists-in-the-mesenteric-resistance-artery-of-rats-with-acute-hypoxia
#17
Huan Liu, Xin-Zhi Li, Min Peng, Wei Ji, Lei Zhao, Li Li, Liang Zhang, Jun-Qiang Si, Ke-Tao Ma
Hypoxic exposure results in the vascular dysfunction and reduction of vasomotor responses and thus disrupts or reduces blood flow in the resistance arteries. Connexin (Cx)-mediated gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) serves a critical role in the regulation of vasomotor tone and the synchronized contraction of arteries, however whether the adverse effect of hypoxia on vasomotor responses in vascular smooth muscle layer of resistance arteries is involved in changes in the GJIC and the expression of Cx43 and Cx45 remains to be elucidated...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255983/vasopressin-v1a-receptors-mediate-the-hypertensive-effects-of-pyrnan-apelin-13-in-the-rat-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla
#18
Philip R Griffiths, Stephen J Lolait, Louise E Harris, Julian Fr Paton, Anne-Marie O'Carroll
Apelin is a ubiquitous peptide that can elevate arterial blood pressure (ABP) yet understanding of the mechanisms involved remain incomplete. Bilateral microinjection of [Pyr(1) ]apelin-13 into the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), a major source of sympathoexcitatory neurones, increases ABP and sympathetic nerve activity. We sought to investigate the potential involvement of neurotransmitter systems through which the apelin pressor response may occur within the RVLM. Adult male Wistar rats were anaesthetised and ABP was monitored via a femoral arterial catheter...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253850/pulmonary-hypertension-attenuates-the-dynamic-preload-indicators-increase-during-experimental-hypovolemia
#19
Juan P Bouchacourt, Juan Riva, Juan C Grignola
BACKGROUND: Pulse pressure (PPV) and stroke volume (SVV) variations may not be reliable in the setting of pulmonary hypertension and/or right ventricular (RV) failure. We hypothesized that RV afterload increase attenuates SVV and PPV during hypovolemia in a rabbit model of pulmonary embolism (PE) secondary to RV dysfunction. METHODS: Seven anesthetized and mechanically ventilated rabbits were studied during four experimental conditions: normovolemia, blood withdrawal, pulmonary embolism and fluid loading of a colloidal solution...
March 3, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248201/intravascular-hemolysis-and-the-pathophysiology-of-sickle-cell-disease
#20
REVIEW
Gregory J Kato, Martin H Steinberg, Mark T Gladwin
Hemolysis is a fundamental feature of sickle cell anemia that contributes to its pathophysiology and phenotypic variability. Decompartmentalized hemoglobin, arginase 1, asymmetric dimethylarginine, and adenine nucleotides are all products of hemolysis that promote vasomotor dysfunction, proliferative vasculopathy, and a multitude of clinical complications of pulmonary and systemic vasculopathy, including pulmonary hypertension, leg ulcers, priapism, chronic kidney disease, and large-artery ischemic stroke. Nitric oxide (NO) is inactivated by cell-free hemoglobin in a dioxygenation reaction that also oxidizes hemoglobin to methemoglobin, a non-oxygen-binding form of hemoglobin that readily loses heme...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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