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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922935/stereotype-threat-trait-perseveration-and-vagal-activity-evidence-for-mechanisms-underpinning-health-disparities-in%C3%A2-black-americans
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DeWayne P Williams, Nicholas Joseph, LaBarron K Hill, John J Sollers, Michael W Vasey, Baldwin M Way, Julian Koenig, Julian F Thayer
OBJECTIVE: Black Americans (BAs) are at an elevated risk for morbidity and mortality in comparison to White Americans (WAs). Racial stressors are a common occurrence in American culture and is theorized to contribute to these disparities. When race-focused, stereotype threat (ST) is considered to be a factor that is detrimental to health in BAs; however few studies have directly investigated the impact of a ST manipulation on physiological function. Furthermore, it is proposed that racial stressors such as ST may have prolonged effects when more likely to perseverate (e...
September 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922171/pancreatic-polypeptide-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-potential-marker-of-parasympathetic-denervation
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Karoline Knudsen, Bolette Hartmann, Tatyana D Fedorova, Karen Østergaard, Klaus Krogh, Niels Møller, Jens J Holst, Per Borghammer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience several non-motor symptoms from the gastrointestinal tract that may partly be caused by parasympathetic deficiency. The pancreas is densely innervated by the vagus nerve, which mediates early meal-induced secretion of pancreatic polypeptide (PP). Early secretion after sham feeding has been validated as a marker of vagal integrity. Thus, the aim was to evaluate the ratio of increased PP plasma levels after sham feeding in PD and correlate findings with gastrointestinal transit time (GITT)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920767/auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
#3
Gerald Hackl, Andreas Prenner, Philipp Jud, Franz Hafner, Peter Rief, Gerald Seinost, Ernst Pilger, Marianne Brodmann
BACKGROUND: Auricular nerve stimulation has been proven effective in different diseases. We investigated if a conservative therapeutic alternative for claudication in peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) via electroacupuncture of the outer ear can be established. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, double-blinded trial an ear acupuncture using an electroacupuncture device was carried out in 40 PAD patients in Fontaine stage IIb. Twenty patients were randomized to the verum group using a fully functional electroacupuncture device, the other 20 patients received a sham device (control group)...
September 18, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913777/diabetes-and-the-small-intestine
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REVIEW
Jonathan Gotfried, Stephen Priest, Ron Schey
Diabetes mellitus (DM) and its associated complications are becoming increasingly prevalent. Gastrointestinal symptoms associated with diabetes is known as diabetic enteropathy (DE) and may manifest as either diarrhea, fecal incontinence, constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, and vomiting or a combination of symptoms. The long-held belief that vagal autonomic neuropathy is the primary cause of DE has recently been challenged by newer theories of disease development. Specifically, hyperglycemia and the resulting oxidative stress on neural networks, including the nitrergic neurons and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), are now believed to play a central role in the development of DE...
September 15, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912591/inter-individual-differences-in-heart-rate-variability-are-associated-with-inter-individual-differences-in-mind-reading
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Alexander Lischke, Daniela Lemke, Jörg Neubert, Alfons O Hamm, Martin Lotze
In the present study, we investigated whether inter-individual differences in vagally-mediated cardiac activity (high frequency heart rate variability, HF-HRV) would be associated with inter-individual differences in mind-reading, a specific aspect of social cognition. To this end, we recorded resting state HF-HRV in 49 individuals before they completed the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test, a test that required the identification of mental states on basis of subtle facial cues. As expected, inter-individual differences in HF-HRV were associated with inter-individual differences in mental state identification: Individuals with high HF-HRV were more accurate in the identification of positive but not negative states than individuals with low HF-HRV...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912019/a-nigro-vagal-pathway-controls-gastric-motility-and-is-affected-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinsonism
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Laura Anselmi, Luca Toti, Cecilia Bove, Jessica Hampton, R Alberto Travagli
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In most patients with Parkinson's disease, gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunctions, such as gastroparesis and constipation, are prodromal to the cardinal motor symptoms of the disease. Sporadic Parkinson's disease has been proposed to develop following ingestion of neurotoxicants that affect the brain-gut axis via the vagus nerve, and then travel to higher centers compromising the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc), and, later, the cerebral cortex. We aimed to identify the pathway that connects the brainstem vagal nuclei and the SNpc, and to determine whether this pathway is compromised in a rat model of Parkinsonism...
September 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911874/childhood-adversity-predicts-reduced-physiological-flexibility-during-the-processing-of-negative-affect-among-adolescents-with-major-depression-histories
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Shimrit Daches, Maria Kovacs, Charles George, Ilya Yaroslavsky, Eniko Kiss, Agnes Vetro, Roberta Dochnal, István Benak, Ildikó Baji, Kitti Halas, Attila Makai, Krisztina Kapornai, Jonathan Rottenberg
BACKGROUND: Adversity during early development has been shown to have enduring negative physiological consequences. In turn, atypical physiological functioning has been associated with maladaptive processing of negative affect, including its regulation. The present study therefore explored whether exposure to adverse life events in childhood predicted maladaptive (less flexible) parasympathetic nervous system functioning during the processing of negative affect among adolescents with depression histories...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910442/unilateral-laryngoscopic-findings-associated-with-response-to-gabapentin-in-patients-with-chronic-cough
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John Paul Giliberto, Daniel Dibildox, Albert Merati
Importance: Chronic cough is a debilitating, often multifactorial problem. Vagal neuropathy has been proposed as a cause for a fraction of these cases. There are certain features that support the clinical diagnosis of vagal neuropathy. It is hypothesized that patients with neurogenic cough who have vocal fold motion asymmetry (VFMA) on laryngoscopy will be more likely to respond to gabapentin. Objective: To evaluate the association between the history, physical and videostroboscopic examinations, and clinical response to gabapentin...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898671/preterm-newborn-pain-research-review
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Tiffany Field
This narrative review is based on a literature search of PubMed and PsycINFO for research on preterm newborn pain published during the last ten years. The high prevalence of painful procedures being performed with preterm newborns without analgesia (79%), with a median of 75 painful procedures being received during hospitalization and as many as 51 painful procedures per day highlights the importance of this problem. This review covers the pain assessments that have been developed, the short-term effects of the painful procedures, the longer-term developmental outcomes and the pharmacological and alternative therapies that have been researched...
September 9, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895582/gastric-motor-dysfunction-in-patients-with-functional-gastroduodenal-symptoms
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Seon-Young Park, Andrés Acosta, Michael Camilleri, Duane Burton, W Scott Harmsen, Jean Fox, Lawrence A Szarka
OBJECTIVES: The pathophysiology of dyspeptic symptoms is complex. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of gastric emptying (GE), gastric accommodation (GA), and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA, to assess vagal dysfunction) in a large cohort with functional gastroduodenal symptoms. METHODS: We reviewed demographic, clinical features, and results of gastric motor and vagal function studies of 1,287 patients (74.0% females, mean age 43.1±15.4 years) who had undergone both single photon emission computed tomography GA and scintigraphic GE...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895492/low-cardiac-vagal-tone-index-by-heart-rate-variability-differentiates-bipolar-from-major-depression
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Brandon Hage, Briana Britton, David Daniels, Keri Heilman, Stephen W Porges, Angelos Halaris
OBJECTIVES: Major depressive disorder (MDD) and depression in bipolar disorder (BD) are often difficult to distinguish from each other. Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysregulation is associated with various depressive symptoms and inflammatory response disinhibition. The beat-to-beat pattern of heart rate (Heart Rate Variability) (HRV) offers a noninvasive portal to ANS function and provides a reliable index of resting cardiac vagal tone. We quantified HRV and measured inflammatory biomarkers in MDD and BD patients in an effort to derive potential diagnostic criteria for MDD and BD...
September 12, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895162/laryngeal-emg-preferential-damage-of-the-posterior-cricoarytenoid-muscle-branches-especially-in-iatrogenic-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-lesions
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Gerhard Foerster, Andreas H Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) of the thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle alone may not be sufficient in all patients to characterize or prove a recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) lesion in cases of vocal fold immobility. LEMG of the posterior cricoarytenoid (PCA) muscle may provide additional information. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHOD: Between 2008 and 2016, 339 patients in our laryngeal paralysis clinic were examined by transcutaneous needle TA-LEMG and, if tolerated, by PCA-LEMG...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895001/regulation-of-hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical-responses-to-stressors-by-the-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract-dorsal-vagal-complex
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REVIEW
James P Herman
Hindbrain neurons in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) are critical for regulation of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) responses to stress. It is well known that noradrenergic (as well as adrenergic) neurons in the NTS send direct projections to hypophysiotropic corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons and control activation of HPA axis responses to acute systemic (but not psychogenic) stressors. Norepinephrine (NE) signaling via alpha1 receptors is primarily excitatory, working either directly on CRH neurons or through presynaptic activation of glutamate release...
September 11, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893390/periodic-repolarization-dynamics-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Konstantinos D Rizas, Christine S Zuern, A Bauer
BACKGROUND: Periodic repolarization dynamics (PRD) refers to low-frequency oscillations of cardiac repolarization, most likely related to phasic sympathetic activation. Increased PRD is a validated predictor of mortality after myocardial infarction and in ischemic heart disease, but has not been tested in aortic valve stenosis (AS). Here, we assessed PRD in patients with AS and tested its correlation with clinical and hemodynamic parameters as well as markers of heart rate variability (HRV)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889037/gender-specific-evolution-of-fetal-heart-rate-variability-throughout-gestation-a-study-of-8823-cases
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Hernâni Gonçalves, Célia Amorim-Costa, Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, João Bernardes
BACKGROUND: Fetal heart rate (FHR) variability throughout gestation reflects aspects of fetal development, and its analysis has been used for the assessment of fetal well-being. AIM: The objective of this study was to provide a gender-specific analysis of the evolution of FHR variability indices throughout gestation, using linear time-domain, spectral and nonlinear FHR indices. STUDY DESIGN: A large retrospective study was carried out using antepartum FHR recordings obtained from 4713 male and 4110 female fetuses, with normal pregnancy outcome, between 2004 and 2013, with gestational ages ranging between 25 and 40weeks...
September 7, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888535/from-psychological-moments-to-mortality-a-multidisciplinary-synthesis-on-heart-rate-variability-spanning-the-continuum-of-time
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REVIEW
Andrew H Kemp, Julian Koenig, Julian F Thayer
Heart rate variability (HRV) indexes functioning of the vagus nerve, arguably the most important nerve in the human body. The Neurovisceral Integration Model has provided a structural framework for understanding brain-body integration, highlighting the role of the vagus in adaptation to the environment. In the present paper, we emphasise a temporal framework in which HRV may be considered a missing, structural link between psychological moments and mortality, a proposal we label as Neurovisceral Integration Across a Continuum of Time (or NIACT)...
September 6, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887853/neuroendocrine-mechanisms-underlying-bariatric-surgery-insights-from-human-studies-and-animal-models
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REVIEW
Aneta Stefanidis, Brian J Oldfield
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and to date, bariatric surgery remains the only effective treatment for morbid obesity in terms of its capacity to achieve durable weight loss. Bariatric surgery procedures, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), adjustable gastric banding (AGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) have been the primary procedures conducted over the past decade, with SG increasing in popularity over the past five years at the expense of both RYGB and AGB. Although these procedures were initially proposed to function via restrictive or malabsorptive mechanisms, it is now clear that profound physiological changes underlie the metabolic improvements in patients who undergo bariatric surgery...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886563/prenatal-anxiety-effects-a-review
#18
Tiffany Field
This review is based on literature on prenatal anxiety effects that was found on Pubmed and PsycINFO for the years 2010-2016. Prenatal anxiety is thought to have distinct features, although it has been measured both by specific prenatal anxiety symptoms as well as by standardized anxiety scales. Its prevalence has ranged from 21 to 25% and it has been predicted by a number of pregnancy - related variables such as unintended pregnancy, demographic variables such as low acculturation and income and psychosocial factors including pessimism and partner tension...
September 5, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886461/time-dependent-effects-of-olanzapine-treatment-on-the-expression-of-histidine-decarboxylase-h1-and-h3-receptor-in-the-rat-brain-the-roles-in-olanzapine-induced-obesity
#19
Meng He, Qingsheng Zhang, Chao Deng, Tiantian Jin, Xueqin Song, Hongqing Wang, Xu-Feng Huang
Antipsychotic treatment, particularly olanzapine and clozapine, induces severe obesity. The Histamine H1 receptor is considered to be an important contributor to olanzapine-induced obesity, however how olanzapine modulates the histaminergic system is not sufficiently understood. This study examined the effect of olanzapine on key molecules of the histaminergic system, including histidine decarboxylase (HDC), H1 receptor (H1R) and H3 receptor (H3R), in the brain at different stages of olanzapine-induced obesity...
August 24, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885117/the-interperiosteodural-concept-applied-to-the-jugular-foramen-and-its-compartmentalization
#20
Florian Bernard, Ilyess Zemmoura, Jean Philippe Cottier, Henri-Dominique Fournier, Louis-Marie Terrier, Stéphane Velut
OBJECTIVE The dura mater is made of 2 layers: the endosteal layer (outer layer), which is firmly attached to the bone, and the meningeal layer (inner layer), which directly covers the brain and spinal cord. These 2 dural layers join together in most parts of the skull base and cranial convexity, and separate into the orbital and perisellar compartments or into the spinal epidural space to form the extradural neural axis compartment (EDNAC). The EDNAC contains fat and/or venous blood. The aim of this dissection study was to anatomically verify the concept of the EDNAC by focusing on the dural layers surrounding the jugular foramen area...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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