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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912712/effect-of-cognitive-demand-on-functional-visual-field-performance-in-senior-drivers-with-glaucoma
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Viswa Gangeddula, Maud Ranchet, Abiodun E Akinwuntan, Kathryn Bollinger, Hannes Devos
Purpose: To investigate the effect of cognitive demand on functional visual field performance in drivers with glaucoma. Method: This study included 20 drivers with open-angle glaucoma and 13 age- and sex-matched controls. Visual field performance was evaluated under different degrees of cognitive demand: a static visual field condition (C1), dynamic visual field condition (C2), and dynamic visual field condition with active driving (C3) using an interactive, desktop driving simulator. The number of correct responses (accuracy) and response times on the visual field task were compared between groups and between conditions using Kruskal-Wallis tests...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894607/evaluation-of-cholinergic-deficiency-in-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease-using-pupillometry
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Shaun Frost, Liam Robinson, Christopher C Rowe, David Ames, Colin L Masters, Kevin Taddei, Stephanie R Rainey-Smith, Ralph N Martins, Yogesan Kanagasingam
Cortical cholinergic deficiency is prominent in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and published findings of diminished pupil flash response in AD suggest that this deficiency may extend to the visual cortical areas and anterior eye. Pupillometry is a low-cost, noninvasive technique that may be useful for monitoring cholinergic deficits which generally lead to memory and cognitive disorders. The aim of the study was to evaluate pupillometry for early detection of AD by comparing the pupil flash response (PFR) in AD (N = 14) and cognitively normal healthy control (HC, N = 115) participants, with the HC group stratified according to high (N = 38) and low (N = 77) neocortical amyloid burden (NAB)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885673/reproducibility-and-normal-values-of-static-pupil-diameters
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Simon Schröder, Ekaterina Chashchina, Edgar Janunts, Alan Cayless, Achim Langenbucher
PURPOSE: To provide additional information on normal values of static pupil diameter measurements for binocular infrared pupillometry with PupilX, a commercial pupillometer, and assess the reproducibility of this device's measurements. METHODS: The pupil diameters from 91 study participants with normal eyes with an average age of 39.7 years (SD 16.4 years) were measured with PupilX under scotopic (0 lx), mesopic (1 lx), and photopic (16 lx) illumination. To assess the repeatability of the device, each measurement was repeated 5 times...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864843/pupillary-autonomic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitis
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Philipp Moog, O Eren, S Kossegg, K Valda, A Straube, M Grünke, H Schulze-Koops, M Witt
OBJECTIVE: To assess autonomic function by infrared dynamic pupillometry in patients with ANCA-vasculitis (AAV) in correlation to autonomic symptoms, disease specific clinical parameters and cardiovascular reflex tests. METHODS: Patients with AAV and healthy controls underwent pupillometry at rest and after sympathetic stimulation (cold pressor test). Three parasympathetic parameters (amplitude, relative amplitude, maximum constriction velocity) and one sympathetic parameter (late dilatation velocity) were assessed...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860528/pupillary-responses-to-light-are-not-affected-by-narrow-irido-corneal-angles
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A V Rukmini, Raymond P Najjar, Eray Atalay, Sourabh Sharma, Jing Zhan Lock, Mani Baskaran, Monisha Nongpiur, Joshua J Gooley, Tin Aung, Dan Milea
Chromatic pupillometry is an emerging method for evaluating ocular health that relies upon the differential stimulation of rods, cones, and intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs). Although it has been investigated in conditions affecting the outer or inner retina, there is a paucity of studies in conditions where the anterior chamber of the eye is affected. Primary angle closure suspects (PACS) are defined as eyes with narrow anterior chamber angles and intact retina. PACS patients are at risk of developing primary angle closure glaucoma and are prophylactically treated by performing laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI)...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755458/tonic-noradrenergic-activity-modulates-explorative-behavior-and-attentional-set-shifting-evidence-from-pupillometry-and-gaze-pattern-analysis
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Péter Pajkossy, Ágnes Szőllősi, Gyula Demeter, Mihály Racsmány
A constant task for every living organism is to decide whether to exploit rewards associated with current behavior or to explore the environment for more rewarding options. Current empirical evidence indicates that exploitation is related to phasic whereas exploration is related to tonic firing mode of noradrenergic neurons in the locus coeruleus. In humans, this exploration-exploitation trade-off is subserved by the ability to flexibly switch attention between task-related and task-irrelevant information. Here, we investigated whether this function, called attentional set shifting, is related to exploration and tonic noradrenergic discharge...
July 29, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752807/objective-assessment-of-listening-effort-coregistration-of-pupillometry-and-eeg
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Kelly Miles, Catherine McMahon, Isabelle Boisvert, Ronny Ibrahim, Peter de Lissa, Petra Graham, Björn Lyxell
Listening to speech in noise is effortful, particularly for people with hearing impairment. While it is known that effort is related to a complex interplay between bottom-up and top-down processes, the cognitive and neurophysiological mechanisms contributing to effortful listening remain unknown. Therefore, a reliable physiological measure to assess effort remains elusive. This study aimed to determine whether pupil dilation and alpha power change, two physiological measures suggested to index listening effort, assess similar processes...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750207/eye-gaze-and-pupillary-response-in-angelman-syndrome
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Michael P Hong, Janna L Guilfoyle, Lindsey N Mooney, Logan K Wink, Ernest V Pedapati, Rebecca C Shaffer, John A Sweeney, Craig A Erickson
BACKGROUND: Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by severe developmental disability, communication impairment, elevated seizure risk, and motor system abnormalities. AIMS: The aims of this study were to determine the feasibility of social scene eye tracking and pupillometry measures in individuals with AS and to compare the performance of AS participants to individuals with idiopathic Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and typically developing controls (TDC)...
July 24, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719527/pupillometry-guided-intraoperative-remifentanil-administration-versus-standard-practice-influences-opioid-use-a-randomized-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nada Sabourdin, Jérôme Barrois, Nicolas Louvet, Agnès Rigouzzo, Marie-Laurence Guye, Christophe Dadure, Isabelle Constant
BACKGROUND: Pupillometry has shown promising results for assessing nociception in anesthetized patients. However, its benefits in clinical practice are not demonstrated. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to evaluate the impact of intraoperative pupillometry monitoring on perioperative opioid consumption in major gynecologic surgery. METHODS: After receiving ethics committee approval and written consent of patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists status I to II women undergoing gynecologic surgery were included in this single-blinded, prospective, parallel-arm randomized study...
August 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716800/relationship-between-vascular-resistance-and-sympathetic-nerve-fiber-density-in-arterial-vessels-in-children-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Anna Kontos, Kurt Lushington, James Martin, Quenten Schwarz, Ryan Green, David Wabnitz, Xiangjun Xu, Elke M Sokoya, Scott Willoughby, Mathias Baumert, Antonio Ferrante, Melissa La Forgia, Declan Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Sleep disordered breathing in children is associated with increased blood flow velocity and sympathetic overactivity. Sympathetic overactivity results in peripheral vasoconstriction and reduced systemic vascular compliance, which increases blood flow velocity during systole. Augmented blood flow velocity is recognized to promote vascular remodeling. Importantly, increased vascular sympathetic nerve fiber density and innervation in early life plays a key role in the development of early-onset hypertension in animal models...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716667/pupillometric-evaluation-of-the-melanopsin-containing-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-mitochondrial-and-non-mitochondrial-optic-neuropathies
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Shakoor Ba-Ali, Henrik Lund-Andersen
In recent years, chromatic pupillometry is used in humans to evaluate the activity of melanopsin expressing intrinsic photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs). Blue light is used to stimulate the ipRGCs and red light activates the rod/cone photoreceptors. The late re-dilation phase of pupillary light reflex is primarily driven by the ipRGCs. Optic neuropathies i.e. Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), glaucoma, optic neuritis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are among the diseases, which have been subject to pupillometric studies...
July 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711663/cognitive-workload-across-the-spectrum-of-cognitive-impairments-a-systematic-review-of-physiological-measures
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REVIEW
Maud Ranchet, John C Morgan, Abiodun E Akinwuntan, Hannes Devos
Our objective was to identify the physiological measures that are sensitive to assessing cognitive workload across the spectrum of cognitive impairments. Three database searches were conducted: PubMed, PsychINFO, and Web of Science. Studies from the last decade that used physiological measures of cognitive workload in older adults (mean age >65 years-old) were reviewed. The cognitive workload of healthy older individuals was compared with the cognitive workload of younger adults, patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and patients with Alzheimer's diseases (AD)...
July 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709109/no-arousal-biased-competition-in-focused-visuospatial-attention
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Árni Gunnar Ásgeirsson, Sander Nieuwenhuis
Arousal sometimes enhances and sometimes impairs perception and memory. A recent theory attempts to reconcile these findings by proposing that arousal amplifies the competition between stimulus representations, strengthening already strong representations and weakening already weak representations. Here, we report a stringent test of this arousal-biased competition theory in the context of focused visuospatial attention. Participants were required to identify a briefly presented target in the context of multiple distractors, which varied in the degree to which they competed for representation with the target, as revealed by psychophysics...
November 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669253/unaltered-emotional-experience-in-parkinson-s-disease-pupillometry-and-behavioral-evidence
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Rachel Schwartz, Kathrin Rothermich, Sonja A Kotz, Marc D Pell
INTRODUCTION: Recognizing emotions in others is a pivotal part of socioemotional functioning and plays a central role in social interactions. It has been shown that individuals suffering from Parkinson's disease (PD) are less accurate at identifying basic emotions such as fear, sadness, and happiness; however, previous studies have predominantly assessed emotion processing using unimodal stimuli (e.g., pictures) that do not reflect the complexity of real-world processing demands. Dynamic, naturalistic stimuli (e...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669033/monitoring-the-brain-after-cardiac-arrest-a-new-era
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REVIEW
Niraj Sinha, Sam Parnia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Of the approximately 350,000 out-of-hospital, and 750,000 after in-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) events in the US annually approximately 5-9% and 20% respectively may achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Up to 2/3 of these initial survivors may go on die in the subsequent 24-72 hours after ROSC due to a combination of (1) on-going cerebral injury, (2) myocardial dysfunction and (3) massive systemic inflammatory response...
August 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661946/correlations-between-hourly-pupillometer-readings-and-intracranial-pressure-values
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Molly McNett, Cristina Moran, Clare Janki, Anastasia Gianakis
INTRODUCTION: Automated pupillometry is emerging as a mainstay in neurocritical care primarily because it overcomes limitations of manual pupillary examinations. Although several recent studies show improved assessment accuracy with a pupillometer, few investigate clinical use, specifically how well parameters correlate with multimodality monitoring and outcomes. The primary aim of this study was to examine correlations between serial pupillometer readings and intracranial pressure (ICP) values among neurocritically ill patients...
August 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658603/physiological-approaches-to-assess-diminished-sympathetic-activity-in-the-conscious-rat
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Matthew R Zahner, Chang-Ning Liu, Vincent Bernardo, Carrie Northcott, Cheryl Tyszkiewicz, Carlin Okerberg, Magalie Boucher, Ingrid Pardo, Chris J Somps
The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional measures of diminished sympathetic activity after postganglionic neuronal loss in the conscious rat. To produce variable degrees of sympathetic postganglionic neuronal loss, adult rats were treated daily with toxic doses of guanethidine (100mg/kg) for either 5days or 11days, followed by a recovery period of at least 18days. Heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac baroreflex responsiveness, urinalysis (for catecholamine metabolite, 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylethylenglycol; MHPG), and pupillometry were performed during the recovery period...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647483/demands-on-response-inhibition-processes-determine-modulations-of-theta-band-activity-in-superior-frontal-areas-and-correlations-with-pupillometry-implications-for-the-norepinephrine-system-during-inhibitory-control
#18
Gabriel Dippel, Moritz Mückschel, Tjalf Ziemssen, Christian Beste
Response inhibition processes are important for goal-directed behavior and particularly demanded when it is unlikely to inhibit automatically executed responses. It has been suggested that the norepinephrine (NE) system is important to consider for such likelihood effects. As an indirect measure of the NE system activity we used the pupil diameter and integrated this data with neurophysiological (EEG) data and beamforming analyses. The study shows that inhibitory control processes reflected by theta oscillations are strongly modulated by the likelihood to employ these processes and that these mechanisms were related to neural processes in the SMA and SFG...
June 21, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645038/when-attention-wanders-pupillometric-signatures-of-fluctuations-in-external-attention
#19
Mahiko Konishi, Kevin Brown, Luca Battaglini, Jonathan Smallwood
Attention is not always directed to events in the external environment. On occasion our thoughts wander to people and places distant from the here and now. Sometimes, this lack of external attention can compromise ongoing task performance. In the current study we set out to understand the extent to which states of internal and external attention can be determined using pupillometry as an index of ongoing cognition. In two experiments we found that periods of slow responding were associated with elevations in the baseline pupil signal over three and a half seconds prior to a behavioural response...
November 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640038/impact-of-noise-and-noise-reduction-on-processing-effort-a-pupillometry-study
#20
Dorothea Wendt, Renskje K Hietkamp, Thomas Lunner
OBJECTIVES: Speech perception in adverse listening situations can be exhausting. Hearing loss particularly affects processing demands, as it requires increased effort for successful speech perception in background noise. Signal processing in hearing aids and noise reduction (NR) schemes aim to counteract the effect of noise and reduce the effort required for speech recognition in adverse listening situations. The present study examined the benefit of NR schemes, applying a combination of a digital NR and directional microphones, for reducing the processing effort during speech recognition...
June 20, 2017: Ear and Hearing
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