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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656427/exercise-training-abrogates-age-dependent-loss-of-hypothalamic-oxytocinergic-circuitry-and-maintains-high-parasympathetic-activity
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Carla R Santos, Adriana Ruggeri, Alexandre Ceroni, Lisete C Michelini
Neuroanatomical studies associating neuronal tract tracing and immunohistochemistry identified reciprocal (ascending noradrenergic/descending oxytocinergic, OTergic) connections between brainstem cardiovascular nuclei and the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus (PVN). Previous functional studies indicated that exercise training (T) augmented the expression/activity of OTergic pathway and improve the autonomic control of the heart. Knowing that ageing is associated with autonomic dysfunction and sinoaortic denervation blocked T-induced beneficial effects, we hypothesized that T was able to reduce age-dependent impairment by improving the afferent signaling to PVN and augmenting OTergic modulation of cardiovascular control...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656298/high-expression-of-peroxiredoxin-1-is-associated-with-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-marker-and-poor-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer
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Wei Yu, Jing Wu, Zhong-Liang Ning, Qiao-Yu Liu, Rui-Liang Quan
BACKGROUND Recent studies show that peroxiredoxin 1 (Prdx1) contributes to the progression and poor prognosis of carcinoma through multiple mechanisms. However, there is little information on its expression and prognostic value in gastric cancer. This study investigated the expression of Prdx1 in gastric cancer, along with evaluating its clinical-pathological and prognostic importance. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 189 pairs of gastric cancer and paracarcinomatous tissues were assessed for Prdx1 expression and its association with clinical characteristics...
April 15, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656272/characterisation-of-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-multiple-sclerosis-based-on-spontaneous-changes-of-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure
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Fatemeh Shirbani, Edward Barin, Yi-Ching Lee, Karl Ng, John Douglas Edward Parratt, Mark Butlin, Alberto P Avolio
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction (CAD) in multiple sclerosis (MS) varies between studies. Cardiac autonomic function is usually assessed by cardiovascular reflex tests. We hypothesized that MS is associated with CAD, quantifiable by non-invasive means including quantification of baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS) and heart rate variability. METHODS: In this study a comprehensive suite of cardiovascular autonomic tests based only on the spontaneous changes of heart rate and blood pressure was applied to 23 MS patients and age and gender-matched controls...
March 27, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655843/trait-and-frequency-dependent-dysfunctional-habituation-to-trigeminal-nociceptive-stimulation-in-trigeminal-autonomic-cephalalgias
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Armando Perrotta, Gianluca Coppola, Maria Grazia Anastasio, Roberto De, Anna Ambrosini, Mariano Serrao, Vincenzo Parisi, Maurizio Evangelista, Giorgio Sandrini, Francesco Pierelli
We investigated whether the stimulation frequency, the pain phases and different diagnoses of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) may influence the habituation to pain. We studied the habituation of the nociceptive blink reflex (nBR) R2 responses at different stimulation frequencies (SF, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1Hz), in 28 episodic cluster headache (ECH), 16 during (ECH-in) and 12 outside (ECH-out) the bout; they were compared with 16 episodic paroxysmal hemicrania (EPH) during the bout and 21 healthy subjects (HS)...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655762/amateur-endurance-triathletes-performance-is-improved-independently-of-volume-or-intensity-based-training
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Vicente Javier Clemente-Suárez, Rosa Delgado-Moreno, Beatriz González, Javier Ortega, Domingo Jesús Ramos-Campo
The aim of the present research was to compare the effects in swimming and running performance, horizontal jump test, autonomic modulation, and body composition of four training weeks with emphasis on volume versus intensity in moderate trained triathletes. Thirty-two amateur triathletes (20 males and 12 females) were randomly divided in three different groups that performed 6 training session per week: Intensity (INT): training focused on performs intensity training Volume (VOL): training focused on performs volume training; and Control (CON): physical active group with no periodized training...
April 12, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655456/lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Vita G Kesner, Shin J Oh, Mazen M Dimachkie, Richard J Barohn
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome is a paraneoplastic or primary autoimmune neuromuscular junction disorder characterized by proximal weakness, autonomic dysfunction and ariflexia. The characteristic symptoms are thought to be caused by antibodies generated against the P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channels present on presynaptic nerve terminals and by diminished release of acetylcholine. More than half of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome cases are associated with small cell lung carcinoma. Diagnosis is confirmed by serologic testing and electrophysiologic studies...
May 2018: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653378/possible-origins-of-consciousness-in-simple-control-over-involuntary-neuroimmunological-action
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REVIEW
Kevin B Clark
The origin(s) and purpose(s) of consciousness continue to be fervently debated by neuroscientists. A recent unconventional hypothesis put forth by Morsella et al. suggests the primary function of consciousness is the integration, selection, and execution of advantageous lower-level voluntary skeletal muscle behavior on surrounding external environments. However, at main issue is whether more precise, adaptable voluntary skeletal motor action, and therefore the corresponding workings of consciousness, first emerged and evolved in animals to exert control over external environments or internal ones regulated by less flexible autonomic function...
April 10, 2018: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653111/a-brain-within-the-heart-a-review-on-the-intracardiac-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Isabel Durães Campos, Vitor Pinto, Nuno Sousa, Vitor H Pereira
Cardiac function is under the control of the autonomic nervous system, composed by the parasympathetic and sympathetic divisions, which are finely tuned at different hierarchical levels. While a complex regulation occurs in the central nervous system involving the insular cortex, the amygdala and the hypothalamus, a local cardiac regulation also takes place within the heart, driven by an intracardiac nervous system. This complex system consists of a network of ganglionic plexuses and interconnecting ganglions and axons...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653101/%C3%AE-1-integrin-is-a-cell-autonomous-factor-mediating-the-numb-pathway-for-cardiac-progenitor-maintenance
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Brian Gibbs, Lincoln Shenje, Peter Andersen, Matthew Miyamoto, Chulan Kwon
Proper control of multipotent/stem cell number and fate is essential for ensuing organ formation during development. β1-integrin, a subfamily of cell surface receptors, has a conserved role in maintenance of multipotent/stem cells, including renal progenitor cells, follicle stem cells, epidermal stem cells and neural stem cells. However, it remains unclear whether β1-integrin has a role in cardiac progenitor cell (CPC) development. Here we show that a mesodermal deletion of β1-integrin decreases Isl1+ cell number in the second pharyngeal arch (PA2), where CPCs undergo renewal and expansion...
April 10, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652832/sympathetic-nerve-hyperactivity-in-the-spleen-causal-for-nonpathogenic-driven-chronic-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-imids
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REVIEW
Denise L Bellinger, Dianne Lorton
Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDs) is a descriptive term coined for an eclectic group of diseases or conditions that share common inflammatory pathways, and for which there is no definitive etiology. IMIDs affect the elderly most severely, with many older individuals having two or more IMIDs. These diseases include, but are not limited to, type-1 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, chronic pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmunity, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjőgren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and multiple sclerosis...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652734/being-yourself-and-thinking-about-the-future-in-people-with-motor-neuron-disease-a-grounded-theory-of-self-care-processes
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Barbara Bassola, Valeria Ada Sansone, Maura Lusignani
INTRODUCTION: Self-care is a crucial aspect in the management of people with motor neuron disease (MND). Nurses and healthcare professionals must know the processes used by patients in performing self-care to identify problems and help them. Decision-making processes, self-understanding, and political and social support influence the self-care process in chronic diseases. Little is known about the self-care process in MND. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to gain insight on the self-care processes in people with MND...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652409/erratum-to-linear-analysis-of-autonomic-activity-and-its-correlation-with-creatine-kinase-mb-in-overt-thyroid-dysfunctions
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Manisha Mavai, Yogendra Raj Singh, R C Gupta, Sandeep K Mathur, Bharti Bhandari
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1007/s12291-017-0659-0.].
April 2018: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652306/-assessment-of-clinical-manifestations-and-treatment-of-post-stroke-depression-in-young-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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M L Chukhlovina, A A Chukhlovin
AIM: To consider clinical manifestations and treatment of post-stroke depression in young patients with carotid ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients, 24 women and 16 men, aged from 18 to 45 years old, diagnosed with ICD-10 post-stroke depression were examined. All patients underwent neurological examination, brain MRI and MR-angiography of cerebral vessels. The following psychometric tests were used: MMSE, Hamilton depression scale, CES-D depression scale, a questionnaire on nocturnal sleep assessment, and Epworth Sleepiness Scale...
2018: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652305/-efficiency-of-neuromultivit-in-complex-therapy-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus
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L N Eliseeva, A Yu Selimov, A Yu Blednova, Zh Z Otarova, M I Bocharnikova, V S Seredinsky
AIM: To examine the dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system and manifestations of pain syndrome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis combined with diabetes mellitus and the possibility of their correction in patients who receive complex therapy including neurotropic vitamins (neuromultivitis). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and forty-six patients with rheumatoid disease were examined including 59 patients with diabetes mellitus. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: When testing for the presence of neuropathic pain syndrome using the diagnostic questionnaire of neuropathic pain (DN4), a greater prevalence of these features was revealed, with a high correlation with the duration of rheumatoid arthritis (r=0,56) and duration of diabetes mellitus (r=0,82)...
2018: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652216/psychophysiological-measures-of-stress-in-caregivers-of-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Ciara Padden, Carolina Concialdi-McGlynn, Sinead Lydon
PURPOSE: Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often self-report heightened levels of stress and physical health problems. This paper reviewed studies assessing physiological measures of stress among parents of children with ASD. METHODS: Systematic database searches identified 15 studies meeting inclusion criteria. Studies were reviewed to determine: (a) control group characteristics; (b) caregiver and care recipient characteristics; (c) setting; (d) physiological measures employed; (e) physiological outcomes; and (f) stressor type...
April 13, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652036/clinical-effects-of-selective-drug-regulating-vagus-nerve-signal-pathway-in-vagally-mediated-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Xue Lou, Yanmei Lu, Baopeng Tang, Xianhui Zhou
BACKGROUND The cardiac autonomic nervous system plays a crucial role in genesis and development of atrial fibrillation (AF) through the G protein signal transduction pathway. Therefore, intervening in the G protein signal transduction pathway may be a new "selective drug" method to regulate autonomic nerve activity to prevent vagally-mediated AF. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventeen adult beagles were randomized into 3 groups: shame-operation control group (group A, n=5), empty vector gene control group (group B, n=6), and Gαi2ctp gene experimental group (group C, n=6)...
April 13, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651999/photolithographic-stereolithographic-tandem-fabrication-of-4d-smart-scaffolds-for-improved-stem-cell-cardiomyogenic-differentiation
#17
Shida Miao, Haitao Cui, Margaret Nowicki, Se-Jun Lee, Jose Almeida, Xuan Zhou, Wei Zhu, Xiaoliang Yao, Fahed Masood, Michael W Plesniak, Muhammad Mohiuddin, Lijie Grace Zhang
4D printing is a highly innovative additive manufacturing process for fabricate smart structures with the ability to transform over time. Significantly different from regular 4D printing techniques, this study focuses on creating novel 4D hierarchical micropatterns using a unique photolithographic-stereolithographic-tandem strategy (PSTS) with smart soybean oil epoxidized acrylate (SOEA) inks for effectively regulating human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) cardiomyogenic behaviors. The 4D effect refers to autonomous conversion of the surficial-patterned scaffold into a pre-designed construct through an external stimulus delivered immediately after printing...
April 13, 2018: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651821/exploratory-factor-analysis-of-the-beck-anxiety-inventory-and-the-beck-depression-inventory-ii-in-a-psychiatric-outpatient-population
#18
Kounseok Lee, Daeho Kim, Yongrae Cho
BACKGROUND: To further understand the relationship between anxiety and depression, this study examined the factor structure of the combined items from two validated measures for anxiety and depression. METHODS: The participants were 406 patients with mixed psychiatric diagnoses including anxiety and depressive disorders from a psychiatric outpatient unit at a university-affiliated medical center. Responses of the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)-II, and Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) were analyzed...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651625/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-severe-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-patients
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Yan Zhang, Gang Liu, Mengdi Jiang, Weibi Chen, Yanbo He, Yingying Su
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data concerning the characteristics and duration of the critical manifestations, treatment response, and long-term outcomes of severe anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis patients compared to those of non-severe patients are limited. This observational study was performed to explore the clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of severe anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients. METHODS: According to their characteristics on admission to the neurology intensive care unit, patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis were divided into a severe group and a non-severe group...
April 12, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651428/effects-and-mechanisms-of-tastants-on-the-gustatory-salivary-reflex-in-human-minor-salivary-glands
#20
Shizuko Satoh-Kuriwada, Noriaki Shoji, Hiroyuki Miyake, Chiyo Watanabe, Takashi Sasano
The effects and mechanisms of tastes on labial minor salivary gland (LMSG) secretion were investigated in 59 healthy individuals. Stimulation with each of the five basic tastes (i.e., sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) onto the tongue induced LMSG secretion in a dose-dependent manner. Umami and sour tastes evoked greater secretion than did the other tastes. A synergistic effect of umami on LMSG secretion was recognized: a much greater increase in secretion was observed by a mixed solution of monosodium glutamate and inosine 5'-monophosphate than by each separate stimulation...
2018: BioMed Research International
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