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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548688/effects-of-orthostatism-and-hemodialysis-on-mean-heart-period-and-fractal-heart-rate-properties-of-chronic-renal-failure-patients
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Juan C Echeverría, Oscar Infante, Héctor Pérez-Grovas, Hortensia González, Marco V José, Claudia Lerma
The aim of this work was to evaluate the short-term fractal index (α1 ) of heart rate variability (HRV) in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients by identifying the effects of orthostatism and hemodialysis (HD), and by evaluating the correlation between α1 and the mean RR interval from sinus beats (meanNN). HRV time series were derived from ECG data of 19 CRF patients and 20 age-matched healthy subjects obtained at supine and orthostatic positions (lasting 5 min each). Data from CRF patients were collected before and after HD...
May 26, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537464/multi-domain-assessment-of-autonomic-function-in-spinal-cord-injury-using-a-modified-autonomic-reflex-screen
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Michael James Berger, Kurt Kimpinski, Katharine Dianne Currie, Hirmand Nouraei, Mahsa Sadeghi, Andrei V Krassioukov
The purpose of this study was to characterize autonomic lesions in participants with spinal cord injury (SCI; n=10) using an autonomic reflex screen, incorporating sudomotor, cardiovagal and sympathetic adrenergic tests, as well as hemodynamic responses to head-up tilt (HUT). Hemodynamic responses were compared to healthy controls (n=20) and previously published normative cutoffs in order better identify autonomic impairments. Sympathetic skin responses (SSRs), heart rate response to deep breathing (HRDB) and heart rate and beat-to-beat blood pressure responses to Valsalva maneuver (VM) and HUT were measured...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533989/iatrogenic-spinal-subdural-extra-arachnoid-hygroma-following-uncomplicated-lumbar-decompression
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Benjamin D Elder, Wataru Ishida, Rory C Goodwin, Ali Bydon
Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) have been reported in the current literature as either an idiopathic disease or exceedingly rare sequelae after lumbar puncture, spinal trauma, or meningitis. Other studies have more appropriately termed the iatrogenic pathology as a spinal subdural extra-arachnoid hygroma (SSEH), as there is not often a clear cyst wall as in a true arachnoid cyst. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of the previous studies described an SSEH following uncomplicated posterior lumbar surgery, as they have previously involved clear durotomies during the initial operation...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528805/acute-response-of-non-motor-symptoms-to-subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Margherita Fabbri, Miguel Coelho, Leonor Correia Guedes, Mario M Rosa, Daisy Abreu, Nilza Gonçalves, Angelo Antonini, Joaquim J Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is an established treatment for the motor complications of Parkinson's disease (PD) and may have beneficial effects on non-motor symptoms (NMS). However, the acute effect of STN stimulation on NMS has only been explored in small PD cohorts with short post-surgical follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To study NMS response to an acute stimulation challenge in an STN-DBS PD population with a medium/long-term post-surgical follow-up...
May 8, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523177/systolic-anterior-motion-of-the-mitral-valve-the-mechanism-of-postural-hypotension-following-left-intrapericardial-pneumonectomy
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Javier D Lasala, January Tsai, Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, Scott Michael Atay, Boris Sepesi
Systolic anterior motion (SAM) is defined as displacement of the distal portion of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve toward the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. SAM can occur in patients without hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM) and is a well-recognized cause for unexplained sudden hypotension in perioperative settings. We present a case of persistent orthostatic hypotension caused by SAM following left intrapericardial pneumonectomy and mediastinal lymph node dissection for squamous cell carcinoma of the lung invading intrapericardial portion of the inferior pulmonary vein...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522756/influence-of-sex-menstrual-cycle-and-oral-contraceptives-on-cerebrovascular-resistance-and-cardiorespiratory-function-during-valsalva-or-standing
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Syed Abidi, Misha Nili, Stephania Serna, Simon Kim, Christopher Hazlett, Heather Edgell
Women experience orthostatic intolerance more than men, and experience faintness more in the early follicular (i.e. low hormone (LH)) compared to the luteal (i.e. high hormone (HH)) phase of the menstrual cycle. Men (n=13, age: 25.8±1.8) and women in the LH (day 2-5; placebo) and HH) (day 18-24; high dose) phases of the menstrual cycle with (OC; n=14, age: 22.0±0.8) or without oral contraceptives (NOC; n=12, age: 21.8±0.5) underwent the Valsalva maneuver and a supine-sit-stand protocol. Blood pressure, normalized stroke volume (SVi), cardiac output index (Qi), heart rate (HR), end-tidal carbon dioxide (ET-CO2), and middle cerebral artery blood velocity (MCA) were measured...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522107/differences-in-neurohumoral-and-hemodynamic-response-to-prolonged-head-up-tilt-between-patients-with-high-and-normal-standing-norepinephrine-forms-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome
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Luka Crnošija, Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Mila Lovrić, Anamari Junaković, Vladimir Miletić, Rujana Šprljan Alfirev, Antun Pavelić, Ivan Adamec, Mario Habek
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal timing for blood sample collection of catecholamines and the possible correlations between neurohumoral and hemodynamic responses to prolonged head-up tilt (HUT) in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). METHODS: Nineteen patients underwent a 30-minute, 70° HUT test. Blood samples (norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine and dopamine) were taken in the 10th minute of supine, and 10th, 20th and 30th minutes of HUT. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in the proportion of high and normal standing NE patients in the different time points...
May 11, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520944/multiple-causes-of-syncope-in-the-elderly-diagnostic-outcomes-of-a-dutch-multidisciplinary-syncope-pathway
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Susanne C de Ruiter, Johan F H Wold, Tjeerd Germans, Jaap H Ruiter, René W M M Jansen
Aims: To assess the diagnostic outcomes of a multidisciplinary pathway for elderly syncope patients. Methods and results: Observational cohort study at a Fall and Syncope Clinic, including consecutive syncope patients aged ≥65 years between 2011 and 2014. Measurements: The sort, number, and accuracy of diagnoses resulting in syncope. Secondary outcomes: reliability of the medical history and the number of electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities. The 117 included patients (72% females) had a mean age of 80 ± 6...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515556/subacute-noninfective-inflammatory-encephalopathy-our-experience-and-diagnostic-problems
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Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Lakshminarayanapuram Gopal Viswanathan, Dodmalur Malikarjuna Sindhu, Anupama Ramakanth Pai
INTRODUCTION: Immune dysregulation associated encephalopathies present with significant psychiatric manifestations and only a few soft neurological and general systemic features. They are generally resistant to treatment with psychiatric medications. Generalized orthostatic myoclonus and faciobrachial dystonic seizures are mistaken as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients seen during 2010-2015 and diagnosed as noninfective encephalopathy were analyzed...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513079/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-other-synucleinopathies
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REVIEW
Erik K St Louis, Angelica R Boeve, Bradley F Boeve
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is characterized by dream enactment and complex motor behaviors during rapid eye movement sleep and rapid eye movement sleep atonia loss (rapid eye movement sleep without atonia) during polysomnography. Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder may be idiopathic or symptomatic and in both settings is highly associated with synucleinopathy neurodegeneration, especially Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy, and pure autonomic failure...
May 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511258/management-of-autonomic-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ronald F Pfeiffer
Autonomic dysfunction is a frequent and important nonmotor feature of Parkinson's disease (PD). Autonomic dysfunction in PD spans a broad clinical spectrum. Cardiovascular dysfunction is characterized most prominently by orthostatic hypotension. Gastrointestinal dysfunction can involve virtually all levels of the gastrointestinal tract. Urinary dysfunction can entail either too frequent voiding or difficulty voiding. Sexual dysfunction is frequent and frustrating for both the patient and the partner. Alterations in sweating and body temperature are not widely recognized, but often are present...
April 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508821/measuring-the-negative-impact-of-long-sitting-hours-at-high-school-students-using-the-microsoft-kinect
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Norbert Gal-Nadasan, Emanuela Georgiana Gal-Nadasan, Vasile Stoicu-Tivadar, Dan V Poenaru, Diana Popa-Andrei
This paper suggests the usage of the Microsoft Kinect to detect the onset of the scoliosis at high school students due to incorrect sitting positions. The measurement is done by measuring the overall posture in orthostatic position using the Microsoft Kinect. During the measuring process several key points of the human body are tracked like the hips and shoulders to form the postural data. The test was done on 30 high school students who spend 6 to 7 hours per day in the school benches. The postural data is statistically processed by IBM Watson's Analytics...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507447/managing-refractory-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Predrag Ostojic, Ivan R Jeremic
Cryoglobulinemia is thought to be a rare condition. It may be an isolated disorder or secondary to a particular disease. According to immunoglobulin composition, cryoglobulinemia is classified into three types. In mixed cryoglobulinemia (types II and III), vascular deposition of cryoglobulin-containing immune complexes and complement may induce a clinical syndrome, characterized by systemic vasculitis and inflammation - cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CryoVas). Most common clinical manifestations in CryoVas are skin lesions (orthostatic purpura and ulcers), weakness, peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud's phenomenon, sicca syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and arthralgia and seldom arthritis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
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/28506500/autonomic-and-electrocardiographic-findings-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Christopher H Gibbons, David K Simon, Meilin Huang, Barbara Tilley, Michael J Aminoff, Jacquelyn L Bainbridge, Matthew Brodsky, Roy Freeman, John Goudreau, Robert W Hamill, Sheng T Luo, Carlos Singer, Aleksandar Videnovic, Ivan Bodis-Wollner, Pei S Wong
Parkinson disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor and non-motor symptoms and signs. Many reports suggest that diminished heart rate variability occurs early, even prior to the cardinal signs of PD. In a longitudinal study of PD, we evaluated whether heart rate variability (HRV) obtained using a 10-second ECG tracing, and the electrocardiographic QT-interval would be associated with PD severity and progression. Subjects were derived from a longitudinal study of 1741 individuals with early, stable PD...
April 14, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505982/factors-contributing-to-perceived-walking-difficulties-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Manzur Kader, Susann Ullén, Susanne Iwarsson, Per Odin, Maria H Nilsson
BACKGROUND: While walking difficulties are common in people with Parkinson's disease (PD), little is known about factors that independently contribute to their perceived walking difficulties. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors that independently contribute to perceived walking difficulties in people with PD. METHODS: This study involved 243 (62% men) participants; their mean (min-max) age and PD duration were 70 (45-93) and 8 (1-43) years, respectively...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501796/nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-restores-orthostatic-tolerance-in-young-vasovagal-syncope-patients
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Julian M Stewart, Richard Sutton, Mira L Kothari, Amanda M Goetz, Paul Visintainer, Marvin Scott Medow
OBJECTIVE: Syncope is sudden transient loss of consciousness and postural tone with spontaneous recovery; the most common form is vasovagal syncope(VVS). We previously demonstrated impaired post-synaptic adrenergic responsiveness in young VVS patientswas reversed by blocking nitric oxide synthase(NOS). We hypothesised that nitric oxide may account for reduced orthostatic tolerance in young recurrent VVS patients. METHODS: We recorded haemodynamics in supine VVS and healthy volunteers (aged 15-27 years), challenged with graded lower body negative pressure (LBNP) (-15, -30, -45 mm Hg each for 5 min, then -60 mm Hg for a maximum of 50 min) with and without NOS inhibitor N(G)-monomethyl-L-arginine acetate(L-NMMA)...
May 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499865/implication-of-altered-autonomic-control-for-orthostatic-tolerance-in-sci
#18
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/28498910/extra-anatomical-bypass-in-complex-and-recurrent-aortic-coarctation-and-hypoplastic-arch%C3%A2
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Eva Maria Delmo Walter, Mariano Francisco Del Maria Javier, Roland Hetzer
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to report the selection schemes, technical variations and long-term outcome of extra-anatomical bypass to correct complex, recurrent aortic coarctation and hypoplastic aortic arch. METHODS: Between 1989 and 2012, 53 patients (mean age 13.2 ± 4.3, median 11.6, range 9-23 years) with complex aortic coarctation ( n  = 33; long-segment hypoplastic aortic arch in 15), recurrent coarctation ( n  = 20; anastomosic pseudoaneurysm in 10), underwent correction using extra-anatomical bypass, either with ( n  = 18: femoral bypass = 13, left heart bypass = 5) or without ( n  = 35) extracorporeal circulation via a left lateral thoracotomy ( n = 48) and combined median sternotomy and median laparotomy ( n  = 5)...
May 11, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494751/integrated-analysis-of-droxidopa-trials-for-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension
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Italo Biaggioni, L Arthur Hewitt, Gerald J Rowse, Horacio Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Droxidopa, a prodrug of norepinephrine, was approved for treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) due to primary autonomic disorders based on 3 randomized double-blind studies. We performed safety and efficacy analyses of this pooled dataset (n = 460). METHODS: Efficacy was assessed using Orthostatic Hypotension Questionnaire (OHQ) scores (composite and individual items). Safety and tolerability were also examined. RESULTS: Droxidopa improved virtually all nOH symptom scores compared with placebo, significantly reducing OHQ composite score (-2...
May 12, 2017: BMC Neurology
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