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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902842/vagal-denervation-inhibits-the-increase-in-pulmonary-blood-flow-during-partial-lung-aeration-at-birth
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Justin A R Lang, James T Pearson, Corinna Binder-Heschl, Megan J Wallace, Melissa L Siew, Marcus J Kitchen, Arjan B Te Pas, Robert A Lewis, Graeme R Polglase, Mikiyasu Shirai, Stuart B Hooper
Air entry into the lungs at birth triggers major cardiovascular changes, including a large increase in pulmonary blood flow (PBF) that is not spatially related to regional lung aeration. To investigate the possible underlying role of a vagally-mediated stimulus, we used simultaneous phase-contrast X-ray imaging and angiography in near-term (30 days of gestation) vagotomised (n = 15) or sham-operated (n = 15) rabbit kittens. Rabbits were imaged before ventilation, when one lung was ventilated (unilateral) with 100% nitrogen (N2 ), air or 100% oxygen (O2 ), before all kittens were switched to unilateral ventilation in air, then ventilation of both lungs using air...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900560/serum-leptin-obestatin-and-ghrelin-levels-and-gastric-emptying-rates-of-liquid-and-solid-meals-in-non-obese-rats-with-roux-en-y-bypass-surgery-or-prosthesis-placement-implications-for-the-role-of-vagal-afferents
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Yunus Yavuz, Zarife Nigar Özdemir Kumral, Gülsün Memi, Özge Dağdeviren Çevik, Cumhur Yeğen, Berrak Ç Yeğen
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to investigate the effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and prosthesis placement on gastric emptying rate in conjunction with serum ghrelin-obestatin-leptin responses in non-obese rats with intact or denervated afferent innervation. METHODS: Under anesthesia, male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent either sham operation, RYGB, prosthesis, and/or Gregory cannula placement. Three weeks later, liquid or solid gastric emptying tests were performed and serum ghrelin, leptin and obestatin levels were measured...
November 29, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899499/differential-patterns-of-impaired-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-cardiac-autonomic-dysfunction-in-recently-diagnosed-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
#3
Martin Röhling, Alexander Strom, Gidon Bönhof, Sonja Püttgen, Kálmán Bódis, Karsten Müssig, Julia Szendrödi, Daniel Markgraf, Stefan Lehr, Michael Roden, Dan Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: Both impaired cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and heart rate variability (HRV) are predictors of mortality, but their relative roles in recent-onset diabetes are unknown. We determined to which extent CRF and HRV are reduced and interrelated in recent-onset diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants from the German Diabetes Study with type 1 (n = 163) or type 2 (n = 188) diabetes with known diabetes duration <1 year and two age-matched glucose-tolerant control groups (n = 40 each) underwent spiroergometry and HRV assessment during a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp...
November 29, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899468/favorable-swallowing-outcomes-following-vagus-nerve-sacrifice-for-vagal-schwannoma-resection
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Mira A Patel, Danielle F Eytan, Justin Bishop, Joseph A Califano
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of unilateral vagal sacrifice for vagal schwannoma on postoperative swallowing function. STUDY DESIGN: Case series, chart review. SETTING: Academic medical institution. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ten patients underwent vagus nerve sacrifice for vagal schwannoma resection. Archived pathology records dating from 1985 through 2012 at our institution were retrospectively queried for cases of vagal schwannoma with vagus nerve sacrifice...
November 29, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899438/the-impact-of-exercise-only-based-rehabilitation-on-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-after-myocardial-infarction
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Iwona Korzeniowska-Kubacka, Maria Bilińska, Dorota Piotrowska, Monika Stepnowska, Ryszard Piotrowicz
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of exercise training on depression, anxiety, physical capacity and sympatho-vagal balance in patients after myocardial infarction and compare differences between men and women. METHODS: Thirty-two men aged 56.3±7.6 years and 30 women aged 59.2±8.1 years following myocardial infarction underwent an 8-week training programme consisting of 24 interval trainings on cycloergometer, three times a week. Before and after completing the training programme, patients underwent: depression intensity assessment with the Beck depression inventory; anxiety assessment with the state-trait anxiety inventory; a symptom-limited exercise test during which were analysed: maximal workload, duration, double product...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898202/optimization-of-transcutaneous-vagus-nerve-stimulation-using-functional-mri
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Natalia Yakunina, Sam Soo Kim, Eui-Cheol Nam
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an established therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy, depression, and a number of other disorders. Transcutaneous stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (tVNS) has been considered as a non-invasive alternative. Several functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies on the effects of tVNS used different stimulation parameters and locations in the ear, which makes it difficult to determine the optimal tVNS methodology...
November 29, 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896830/vagal-nerve-endings-in-visceral-pleura-and-triangular-ligaments-of-the-rat-lung
#7
Feng-Bin Wang, Yi-Han Liao, Yao-Chen Wang
The inner thoracic cavity is lined by the parietal pleura, and the lung lobes are covered by the visceral pleura. The parietal and visceral plurae form the pleural cavity that has negative pressure within to enable normal respiration. The lung tissues are bilaterally innervated by vagal and spinal nerves, including sensory and motor components. This complicated innervation pattern has made it difficult to discern the vagal vs. spinal processes in the pulmonary visceral pleura. With and without vagotomy, we identified vagal nerve fibres and endings distributed extensively in the visceral pleura ('P'-type nerve endings) and triangular ligaments ('L'-type nerve endings) by injecting wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase as a tracer into the nucleus of solitary tract or nodose ganglion of male Sprague-Dawley rats...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895591/comparison-in-conscious-rabbits-of-the-baroreceptor-heart-rate-reflex-effects-of-chronic-treatment-with-rilmenidine-moxonidine-and-clonidine
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Monique L Parkin, Kyungjoon Lim, Sandra L Burke, Geoffrey A Head
We investigated the effects of chronic subcutaneous treatment with centrally-acting antihypertensive agents moxonidine, rilmenidine, and clonidine on the baroreflex control of heart rate (HR) in conscious normotensive rabbits over 3 weeks. Infusions of phenylephrine and nitroprusside were performed at week 0 and at weeks 1 and 3 of treatment to determine mean arterial pressure (MAP)-HR baroreflex relationships. A second curve was performed after intravenous methscopolamine to determine the sympathetic baroreflex relationship...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895475/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-improves-the-qt-variability-index-and-autonomic-cardiac-control-in-healthy-subjects-older-than-60-years
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Gianfranco Piccirillo, Cristina Ottaviani, Claudia Fiorucci, Nicola Petrocchi, Federica Moscucci, Claudia Di Iorio, Fabiola Mastropietri, Ilaria Parrotta, Matteo Pascucci, Damiano Magrì
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive brain stimulation technique is an interesting tool to investigate the causal relation between cortical functioning and autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this report is to evaluate whether anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the temporal cortex influences short-period temporal ventricular repolarization dispersion and cardiovascular ANS control in elderly subjects. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In 50 healthy subjects (29 subjects younger than 60 years and 21 subjects older than 60 years) matched for gender, short-period RR and systolic blood pressure spectral variability, QT variability index (QTVI), and noninvasive hemodynamic data were obtained during anodal tDCS or sham stimulation...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890479/heart-rate-variability-and-psychometric-responses-to-overload-and-tapering-in-collegiate-sprint-swimmers
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Andrew A Flatt, Bjoern Hornikel, Michael R Esco
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate cardiac-parasympathetic and psychometric responses to competition preparation in collegiate sprint-swimmers. Additionally, we aimed to determine the relationship between average vagal activity and its daily fluctuation during each training phase. DESIGN: Observational. METHODS: Ten Division-1 collegiate sprint-swimmers performed heart rate variability recordings (i.e., log transformed root mean square of successive RR intervals, lnRMSSD) and completed a brief wellness questionnaire with a smartphone application daily after waking...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889103/cardiac-autonomic-changes-after-thoracic-sympathectomy-a-prospective-randomized%C3%A2-study
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Alfonso Fiorelli, Giovanni Messina, Paolo Chiodini, Saveria Costanzo, Andrea Viggiano, Marcellino Monda, Giovanni Vicidomini, Mario Santini
BACKGROUND: We evaluated whether cardiac autonomic changes could be associated with different extent of sympathetic nerve resection in the management of essential palmar hyperhidrosis. METHODS: Sixty patients with essential palmar hyperhidrosis were randomly allocated to undergo excision of T3 ganglia (sympathicectomy group; n = 30) or to interruption of sympathetic chain at the T2 to T3 level with ganglion sparing (sympathicotomy group; n = 30). Time and frequency domains were measured with a 24-Holter monitor during daytime, nighttime, and 24-hour periods at different interval points (7 days before operation; 24 hours; and 1, 3, and 6 months later), and the differences were statistically compared...
November 23, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878616/effectiveness-of-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-medication-resistant-epilepsy-comparison-between-patients-with-and-without-medication-changes
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María A García-Pallero, Eduardo García-Navarrete, Cristina V Torres, Jesús Pastor, Marta Navas, R G Sola
BACKGROUND: Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) response is not immediate. A progressive decline in seizure frequency is usually found during a period of 12-18 months after implantation. During this time, the patient's medication is usually modified, which can create doubts about whether their clinical improvement is due to medication changes or to VNS itself. Our goal is to compare two groups of patients treated with VNS, with and without changes in their medication. METHODS: We prospectively analyze 85 patients who were treated with VNS in our hospital between 2005 and 2014...
November 23, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878364/-av-reentrant-tachycardia-and-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Frederik Voss, Lars Eckardt, Sonia Busch, Heidi L Estner, Daniel Steven, Philipp Sommer, Christian von Bary, Hans-Ruprecht Neuberger
The AV-reentrant tachycardia (AVRT) is a supraventricular tachycardia with an incidence of 1-3/1000. The pathophysiological basis is an accessory atrioventricular pathway (AP). Patients with AVRT typically present with palpitations, an on-off characteristic, anxiety, dyspnea, and polyuria. This type of tachycardia may often be terminated by vagal maneuvers. Although the clinical presentation of AVRT is quite similar to AV-nodal reentrant tachycardias, the correct diagnosis is often facilitated by analyzing a standard 12-lead ECG at normal heart rate showing ventricular preexcitation...
November 22, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874011/inhibition-of-glycine-transporter-1-in-the-dorsal-vagal-complex-improves-metabolic-homeostasis-in-diabetes-and-obesity
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Jessica T Y Yue, Mona A Abraham, Paige V Bauer, Mary P LaPierre, Peili Wang, Frank A Duca, Beatrice M Filippi, Owen Chan, Tony K T Lam
Impaired glucose homeostasis and energy balance are integral to the pathophysiology of diabetes and obesity. Here we show that administration of a glycine transporter 1 (GlyT1) inhibitor, or molecular GlyT1 knockdown, in the dorsal vagal complex (DVC) suppresses glucose production, increases glucose tolerance and reduces food intake and body weight gain in healthy, obese and diabetic rats. These findings provide proof of concept that GlyT1 inhibition in the brain improves glucose and energy homeostasis. Considering the clinical safety and efficacy of GlyT1 inhibitors in raising glycine levels in clinical trials for schizophrenia, we propose that GlyT1 inhibitors have the potential to be repurposed as a treatment of both obesity and diabetes...
November 22, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873376/extended-long-term-effects-of-cervical-vagal-nerve-stimulation-on-headache-intensity-frequency-and-affective-cognitive-headache-perception-in-drug-resistant-complex-partial-seizure-patients
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Bogdan Pintea, Kevin Hampel, Jan Boström, Rainer Surges, Hartmut Vatter, Ilana S Lendvai, Thomas M Kinfe
OBJECTIVES: Invasive vagal nerve stimulation (iVNS) is an established treatment option for drug-resistant focal seizures and has been assumed to diminish frequent co-incidental daily headache/migraine. However, long-term effects on cognitive/affective head pain perception, headache intensity/frequency are lacking. We therefore investigated potential iVNS-induced effects in patients with drug-resistant focal seizure and daily headache/migraine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical database was used to select 325 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy treated by either iVNS plus best medical treatment (BMT) or BMT alone, compared to a healthy control group (HC)...
November 22, 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870941/nonverbal-behaviors-are-associated-with-increased-vagal-activity-in-major-depressive-disorder-implications-for-the-polyvagal-theory
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Raquel A Fernandes, Juliana T Fiquer, Clarice Gorenstein, Lais Boralli Razza, Renério Fraguas, Lucas Borrione, Isabela M Benseñor, Paulo A Lotufo, Eduardo Miranda Dantas, Andre F Carvalho, André R Brunoni
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with impairments in nonverbal behaviors (NVBs) and vagal activity. The polyvagal theory proposes that vagal activity regulates heart rate and NVBs by modulating a common anatomically and neurophysiologically discrete social engagement system. However, the association between these putative endophenotypes has not yet been explored. We hypothesize that in MDD, NVBs indicating positive affects and social interest and those indicating negative feelings and social disinterest could be associated with different patterns of vagal activity...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867439/evaluation-of-head-and-neck-paragangliomas-by-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-syndromes
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Ilona Michałowska, Anna Lewczuk, Jarosław Ćwikła, Aleksander Prejbisz, Urszula Swoboda-Rydz, Mariusz I Furmanek, Małgorzata Szperl, Andrzej Januszewicz, Mariola Pęczkowska
BACKGROUND: Hereditary head and neck paragangliomas (HNP) are very often associated with pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma syndromes, which are caused by mutations in genes encoding subunits of succinate dehydrogenase (SDHx) complex. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and location of HNP among SDHx carriers. MATERIAL/METHODS: A total of 72 patients with SDHx mutations underwent computed tomography examinations of the head and neck. HNP were present in 44 (61...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864041/apnea-hypopnea-index-prediction-through-an-assessment-of-autonomic-influence-on-heart-rate-in-wakefulness
#18
Da Woon Jung, Yu Jin Lee, Do-Un Jeong, Kwang Suk Park
With the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea, the issue of developing a practical tool for obstructive sleep apnea screening has been raised. Conventional obstructive sleep apnea screening tools are limited in their ability to help clinicians make rational decisions due to their inability to predict the apnea-hypopnea index. Our study aimed to develop a new prediction model that can provide a reliable apnea-hypopnea index value during wakefulness. We hypothesized that patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea would exhibit more attenuated waking vagal tone, which may result in lower effectiveness in decreasing heart rate as a response to deep inspiration breath-holding...
November 15, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863972/vagus-nerve-stimulator-related-speech-exercise-induced-cough
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Charlotte Dandurand, Pierre-Olivier Champagne, Karim Elayoubi, Alexander G Weil, Paul Lespérence, Alain Bouthillier
Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy is an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic or recurrent treatment resistant depression. Although considered a safe procedure, increasing output current can be associated with stimulation induced side effects. We report the first case of dry cough induced by speech and mild exercise, occurring in the off mode following implantation of a vagal nerve stimulator (VNSor). We discuss the possible pathophysiology and the potential treatment options of this rare complication...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861527/the-impact-of-early-life-stress-on-growth-and-cardiovascular-risk-a-possible-example-for-autonomic-imprinting
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Reiner Buchhorn, Sebastian Meint, Christian Willaschek
INTRODUCTION: Early life stress is imprinting regulatory properties with life-long consequences. We investigated heart rate variability in a group of small children with height below the third percentile, who experienced an episode of early life stress due to heart failure or intra uterine growth retardation. These children appear to develop autonomic dysfunction in later life. RESULTS: Compared to the healthy control group heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced on average in a group of 101 children with short stature...
2016: PloS One
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