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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212802/smooth-muscle-phenotypic-diversity-effect-on-vascular-function-and-drug-responses
#1
S A Fisher
At its simplest resistance to blood flow is regulated by changes in the state of contraction of the vascular smooth muscle (VSM), a function of the competing activities of the myosin kinase and phosphatase determining the phosphorylation and activity of the myosin ATPase motor protein. In contrast, the vascular system of humans and other mammals is incredibly complex and highly regulated. Much of this complexity derives from phenotypic diversity within the smooth muscle, reflected in very differing power outputs and responses to signaling pathways that regulate vessel tone, presumably having evolved over the millennia to optimize vascular function and its control...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212798/protein-kinase-c-as-regulator-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-function-and-potential-target-in-vascular-disorders
#2
H C Ringvold, R A Khalil
Vascular smooth muscle (VSM) plays an important role in maintaining vascular tone. In addition to Ca(2+)-dependent myosin light chain (MLC) phosphorylation, protein kinase C (PKC) is a major regulator of VSM function. PKC is a family of conventional Ca(2+)-dependent α, β, and γ, novel Ca(2+)-independent δ, ɛ, θ, and η, and atypical ξ, and ι/λ isoforms. Inactive PKC is mainly cytosolic, and upon activation it undergoes phosphorylation, maturation, and translocation to the surface membrane, the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, and other cell organelles; a process facilitated by scaffold proteins such as RACKs...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211647/clinical-characteristics-predicting-abnormal-brain-magnetic-resonance-image-findings-in-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-infants
#3
Sook K Yum, Cheong-Jun Moon, Young-Ah Youn, In K Sung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to elucidate the specific clinical characteristics associated with abnormal brain magnetic resonance image(MRI) findings in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy(HIE) infants in order to discern how to predict poorer outcomes more accurately. METHODS: A retrospective data analysis of HIE infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital was performed. Baseline perinatal information and physical and neurological findings were compared in HIE infants according to the presence of abnormal brain MRI findings...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210214/arginine-vasopressin-alters-both-spontaneous-and-phase-locked-synaptic-inputs-to-airway-vagal-preganglionic-neuron-via-activation-of-v1a-receptor-insights-into-stress-related-airway-vagal-excitation
#4
Xianxia Yan, Xingxin Chen, Yuhong Guo, Ding He, Yonghua Chen, Chunmei Xia, Jijiang Wang
The airway vagal preganglionic neurons (AVPNs) in the external formation of the nucleus ambiguus (eNA) play a major role in the vagal control of tracheobronchial smooth muscle tone and maintenance of airway resistance. The eNA receives vasopressinergic projection from the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN), the key node for the genesis of psychological stress. Since airway vagal excitation is reportedly to be associated with the psychological stress-induced/exacerbated airway hyperresponsiveness in asthmatics, arginine vasopressin (AVP) might be involved in stress-related airway vagal excitation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210061/therapeutic-effects-of-massage-and-electrotherapy-on-muscle-tone-stiffness-and-muscle-contraction-following-gastrocnemius-muscle-fatigue
#5
Joong-San Wang
[Purpose] This study aimed to examine the effects of a combined intervention consisting of massage therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on gastrocnemius muscle fatigue, assessing whether the intervention improved muscle tone, stiffness, and muscle contraction. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 20 healthy males in their 20s who were equally divided into a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation group and a combined therapy group that received a combination of massage therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190646/vocal-cord-paralysis-in-charcot-marie-tooth-type-4b1-disease-associated-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-myotubularin-related-protein-2-gene-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alberto Andrea Zambon, Maria Grazia Natali Sora, Giovanna Cantarella, Federica Cerri, Angelo Quattrini, Giancarlo Comi, Stefano Carlo Previtali, Alessandra Bolino
Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 4B1 (CMT4B1) is an autosomal recessive motor and sensory demyelinating neuropathy characterized by the association of early-onset neurological symptoms and typical histological findings. The natural history and the clinical variability of the disease are still poorly known, thus further clarification of the different phenotypes is needed. We report on the case of a Pakistani girl born to consanguineous parents harboring a novel mutation in the MTMR2 gene. When aged 18 months, reduced limb tone, muscle wasting associated with proximal and distal weakness prevalent in lower limbs, absence of tendon reflexes, hoarseness and inspiratory stridor were detected...
January 16, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181411/infant-muscle-tone-and-childhood-autistic-traits-a-longitudinal-study-in-the-general-population
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Fadila Serdarevic, Akhgar Ghassabian, Tamara van Batenburg-Eddes, Tonya White, Laura M E Blanken, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Frank C Verhulst, Henning Tiemeier
In a longitudinal population-based study of 2,905 children, we investigated if infants' neuromotor development was associated with autistic traits in childhood. Overall motor development and muscle tone were examined by trained research assistants with an adapted version of Touwen's Neurodevelopmental Examination between ages 2 and 5 months. Tone was assessed in several positions and items were scored as normal, low, or high tone. Parents rated their children's autistic traits with the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) and the Pervasive Developmental Problems (PDP) subscale of the Child Behavior Checklist at 6 years...
February 9, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174469/an-analysis-on-muscle-tone-and-stiffness-during-sling-exercise-on-static-prone-position
#8
Jeong-Ja Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine changes in the muscle tone and stiffness of the lumbar region while individuals adopted the static prone position using sling suspension. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 30 healthy women in their 20s. The muscle tone and stiffness of the upper and lower lumbar regions of the sling suspension group and a control group were measured using myotonmetory as they maintained the static prone positon. [Results] The sling suspension group showed statistically significant declines in the muscle tone and stiffness of the upper lumbar region 5-10 min after adopting the initial prone position...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167018/dysequilibrium-in-a-5-year-old-child-with-intrameatal-vascular-loops-bilaterally
#9
Ming-Hsun Wen, Po-Wen Cheng, Yi-Ho Young
A 5 year-old boy was rather healthy until one month ago when loss of balance and muscle tone was noted by the parents. A battery of tests comprising electroencephalography, audiometry, caloric test and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) test were performed, yet all tests showed normal responses. Conversely, cervical VEMP (cVEMP) test showed delayed responses bilaterally. MR imaging demonstrated bilaterally intrameatal vascular loops extending into both internal auditory canals. After a 3-month medication, delayed cVEMPs were resolved and returned to normal cVEMPs bilaterally, accompanied by subsidence of dysequilibrium...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166936/cerebellar-disease-of-ruminants
#10
REVIEW
Philippa Gibbons
Cerebellar disease can be congenital or acquired. Clinical signs of cerebellar disease include hypermetric gait in all limbs, normal to increased muscle tone, wide-based stance, swaying, intention tremor, and convulsions. Vestibular signs may be observed. Differential diagnoses for etiology include congenital (hypoplasia, abiotrophy, and lysosomal storage diseases), viral, bacterial, and toxic plants. Animals may present aborted as fetuses or stillborn, be affected at birth, develop disease at a few months old, or acquire the disease later in life...
March 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161214/consciousness-induced-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-an-observational-study
#11
Alexander Olaussen, Ziad Nehme, Matthew Shepherd, Paul A Jennings, Stephen Bernard, Biswadev Mitra, Karen Smith
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation-induced consciousness (CPRIC) is a phenomenon that has been described in only a handful of case reports. In this study, we aimed to describe CPRIC in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients and determine its association with survival outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective study of registry-based data from Victoria, Australia between January 2008 and December 2014. Adult OHCA patients treated by emergency medical services (EMS) were included...
February 1, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159817/tissue-transglutaminase-modulates-vascular-stiffness-and-function-through-crosslinking-dependent-and-crosslinking-independent-functions
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Jochen Steppan, Yehudit Bergman, Kayla Viegas, Dinani Armstrong, Siqi Tan, Huilei Wang, Sean Melucci, Daijiro Hori, Sung Yong Park, Sebastian F Barreto, Abraham Isak, Sandeep Jandu, Nicholas Flavahan, Mark Butlin, Steven S An, Alberto Avolio, Dan E Berkowitz, Marc K Halushka, Lakshmi Santhanam
BACKGROUND: The structural elements of the vascular wall, namely, extracellular matrix and smooth muscle cells (SMCs), contribute to the overall stiffness of the vessel. In this study, we examined the crosslinking-dependent and crosslinking-independent roles of tissue transglutaminase (TG2) in vascular function and stiffness. METHODS AND RESULTS: SMCs were isolated from the aortae of TG2-/- and wild-type (WT) mice. Cell adhesion was examined by using electrical cell-substrate impedance sensing and PicoGreen assay...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155833/multiple-impulse-therapy-in-the-assessment-of-paraspinal-muscle-tone-in-patients-with-low-back-pain
#13
Robert Haładaj, Mirosław Topol
BACKGROUND: Back pain is quite common in contemporary society, whose expectations of an effective analgesic therapy in conservative treatment lead to a necessity of searching for new diagnostic and therapeutic methods in physiotherapy. Out of the numerous physical therapy methods, Multiple Impulse Therapy (MIT) deserves special consideration. This paper aims to present and analyse the outcomes of MIT concerning paraspinal muscle tone and pain intensity in patients with low back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 117 patients (50 women and 67 men; average age of 45...
November 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149418/the-role-of-adrenomedullin-in-cardiovascular-response-to-exercise-a-review
#14
Krzysztof Krzeminski
Adrenomedullin (ADM), the product of the vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells, and cardiomyocytes, is considered to be a local factor controlling vascular tone, cardiac contractility and renal sodium excretion. The aim of this article was to review the existing data on the effect of different types of exercise on plasma ADM concentration in healthy men. The results of studies on the effect of dynamic exercise on the plasma ADM are contradictory. Some authors reported an increase in plasma ADM, while others showed a slight decrease or did not observe any changes...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149223/successful-nerve-transfers-for-traumatic-brachial-plexus-palsy-in-a-septuagenarian-a-case-report
#15
Parker H Johnsen, Scott W Wolfe
Background: Conventional wisdom and the available literature demonstrate compromised outcomes following nerve reconstruction for traumatic brachial plexus palsy in the elderly. We present a 74-year-old male who was reconstructed with multiple nerve transfers for brachial plexus palsy after a ski accident. Methods: Triceps to axillary nerve transfer, spinal accessory to suprascapular nerve transfer, and ulnar to musculocutaneous nerve transfer were performed 16 weeks post injury. Results: At 11 years post-op, the patient could abduct to 65° and forward flex at M4 strength, limited only by painful glenohumeral arthritis...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148533/inhibition-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-inward-rectifier-k-channels-restores-myogenic-tone-in-mouse-urinary-bladder-arterioles
#16
Nathan R Tykocki, Adrian D Bonev, Thomas Andrew Longden, Thomas J Heppner, Mark T Nelson
Prolonged decreases in urinary bladder blood flow are linked to overactive and underactive bladder pathologies. However, the mechanisms regulating bladder vascular reactivity are largely unknown. To investigate these mechanisms, we examined myogenic and vasoactive properties of mouse bladder feed arterioles (BFAs). Unlike similar-sized arterioles from other vascular beds, BFAs failed to constrict in response to increases in intraluminal pressure (5-80 mmHg). Consistent with this lack of myogenic tone, arteriolar smooth muscle cell membrane potential was hyperpolarized (-72...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147449/exercise-effects-on-perivascular-adipose-tissue-endocrine-and-paracrine-determinants-of-vascular-function
#17
REVIEW
B C S Boa, J S Yudkin, V W M van Hinsbergh, E Bouskela, E C Eringa
Obesity is a global epidemic, accompanied by increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Adipose tissue hypertrophy is associated with adipose tissue inflammation, which alters secretion of adipose tissue-derived bioactive products, known as adipokines. Adipokines determine vessel wall properties such as smooth muscle tone and vessel wall inflammation. Exercise is a mainstay of prevention of chronic, non-communicable diseases, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in particular. Aside from reducing adipose tissue mass, exercise has been shown to reduce inflammatory activity in this tissue...
February 1, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144208/evaluation-diagnosis-and-medical-management-of-rectal-prolapse
#18
REVIEW
Jamie A Cannon
Full-thickness rectal prolapse, or procidentia, is the passage of the full-thickness wall of the rectum beyond the anal sphincters. This condition results in pain and fecal incontinence which greatly impairs the quality of life of those afflicted. It is associated with several anatomic abnormalities, including decreased anal sphincter tone, levator muscle diastasis, and a deep anterior cul-de-sac. The diagnosis of rectal prolapse is made based on physical examination, although several other modalities are used to provide additional information about the patients' condition...
February 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138933/update-on-management-of-cancer-related-cachexia
#19
REVIEW
Lindsey J Anderson, Eliette D Albrecht, Jose M Garcia
Cachexia is a metabolic syndrome driven by inflammation and characterized by loss of muscle with or without loss of fat mass. In cancer cachexia, the tumor burden and host response induce increased inflammation, decreased anabolic tone, and suppressed appetite leading to the clinical presentation of reduced body weight and quality of life (QOL). There is no approved treatment for cancer cachexia, and commonly used nutritional and anti-inflammatory strategies alone have proven ineffective for management of symptoms...
January 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138709/trpm8-downregulation-by-angiotensin-ii-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-is-involved-in-hypertension
#20
Fang Huang, Min Ni, Jing-Ming Zhang, Dong-Jie Li, Fu-Ming Shen
Angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced injury of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) serves an important role in hypertension and other cardiovascular disorders. Transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) is a thermally‑regulated Ca2+‑permeable channel that is activated by reduced body temperature. Although several recent studies have revealed the regulatory effect of TRPM8 in vascular tone and hypertension, the precise role of TRPM8 in dysfunction of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) induced by Ang II remains elusive...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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