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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212389/application-of-calibrated-forceps-for-assessing-mechanical-nociception-with-high-time-resolution-in-mice
#1
Hideki Kashiwadani, Yuichi Kanmura, Tomoyuki Kuwaki
In order to investigate the basic physiological mechanisms of pain and the anti-nociceptive effects of analgesics, development of pain assays in mice is critical due to the advances of genetic manipulation techniques. The von Frey hairs/Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments test (von Frey test) has long been applied to examine mechanical nociception in mice. Though the von Frey test is a well-established and standardized method, it is inappropriate to assess a rapid change in the nociceptive threshold because voluntary resting/sleeping states are necessary to examine the response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212113/age-and-gender-dependency-of-physiological-networks-in-sleep
#2
Dagmar Krefting, Christoph Jansen, Thomas Penzel, Fang Han, Jan Kantelhardt
Recently, time delay stability analysis of biosignals has been successfully applied as a multivariate time series analysis method to assess the human physiological network in young adults. The degree of connectivity between different network nodes is described by the so-called link strength. Based on polysomnographic recordings (PSGs), it could be shown that the network changes with the sleep stage. Here, we apply the method to a large set of healthy controls spanning six decades of age. As it is well known, that the overall sleep architecture is dependent both on age and on gender, we particularly address the question, if these changes are also found in the network dynamics...
February 17, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210319/physiology-of-respiratory-disturbances-in-muscular-dystrophies
#3
Antonella Lo Mauro, Andrea Aliverti
: Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited myopathies characterised by progressive skeletal muscle wasting, including of the respiratory muscles. Respiratory failure, i.e. when the respiratory system fails in its gas exchange functions, is a common feature in muscular dystrophy, being the main cause of death, and it is a consequence of lung failure, pump failure or a combination of the two. The former is due to recurrent aspiration, the latter to progressive weakness of respiratory muscles and an increase in the load against which they must contract...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209420/-importance-of-the-emotional-dimension-when-providing-information-to-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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J Bros, C Poulet, C Deschaux, M Charavel
INTRODUCTION: To promote adaptation to treatment with continuous positive airway pressure, an information document was developed for people starting their treatment with continuous positive airway pressure. METHODS: Seven patients with obstructive sleep apnea took part in a focus group. This allowed the identification both of useful information and the best way that this information could be presented. RESULTS: The key specific information objectives and the best emotional register to use were as follows: (1) develop awareness about the physiological mechanisms and consequences that can occur from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, using formulations arousing fear, (2) enable the recognition of the symptoms, risk factors and chronicity of this syndrome, (3) reassure and motivate the patient about treatment with continuous positive airway pressure...
February 13, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208688/the-impact-of-heat-exposure-and-sleep-restriction-on-firefighters-work-performance-and-physiology-during-simulated-wildfire-suppression
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Grace E Vincent, Brad Aisbett, Brianna Larsen, Nicola D Ridgers, Rod Snow, Sally A Ferguson
This study was designed to examine the effects of ambient heat on firefighters' physical task performance, and physiological and perceptual responses when sleep restricted during simulated wildfire conditions. Thirty firefighters were randomly allocated to the sleep restricted (n = 17, SR; 19 °C, 4-h sleep opportunity) or hot and sleep restricted (n = 13, HOT + SR; 33 °C, 4-h sleep opportunity) condition. Firefighters performed two days of simulated, intermittent, self-paced work circuits comprising six firefighting tasks...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202887/the-relationship-between-hypertension-and-nocturnal-waking-in-community-dwelling-elderly-individuals
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Ryoko Aonuma, Hitomi Matsuda
AIM: This study aimed to clarify the relationship between hypertension and nocturnal waking among community-dwelling elderly individuals. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The survey was performed by asking questions related to the basic attributes, lifestyle, sleep conditions and the health status of 422 elderly individuals who belonged to elderly clubs. The subjects were divided into a hypertension group and a non-hypertension group. The data were analyzed using Spearman's rank correlation coefficient and a logistic regression analysis...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196342/decreased-salivary-alpha-amylase-levels-are-associated-with-performance-deficits-during-sleep-loss
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Maja Pajcin, Siobhan Banks, Jason M White, Jill Dorrian, Gemma M Paech, Crystal Grant, Kayla Johnson, Katie Tooley, Justin Fidock, Gary H Kamimori, Chris B Della Vedova
During sleep deprivation, neurobehavioral functions requiring sustained levels of attention and alertness are significantly impaired. Discrepancies between subjective measures of sleepiness and objective performance during sustained operations have led to interest in physiological monitoring of operator performance. Alertness, vigilance, and arousal are modulated by the wake-promoting actions of the central noradrenergic system. Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) has been proposed as a sensitive peripheral measure of noradrenergic activity, but limited research has investigated the relationship between sAA and performance...
February 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188439/the-missing-link-between-sleep-disorders-and-age-related-dementia-recent-evidence-and-plausible-mechanisms
#8
REVIEW
Feng Zhang, Rujia Zhong, Song Li, Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang, Weidong Le
Sleep disorders are among the most common clinical problems and possess a significant concern for the geriatric population. More importantly, while around 40% of elderly adults have sleep-related complaints, sleep disorders are more frequently associated with co-morbidities including age-related neurodegenerative diseases and mild cognitive impairment. Recently, increasing evidence has indicated that disturbed sleep may not only serve as the consequence of brain atrophy, but also contribute to the pathogenesis of dementia and, therefore, significantly increase dementia risk...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186393/chronic-fatigue-in-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobile-type
#9
Alan Hakim, Inge De Wandele, Chris O'Callaghan, Alan Pocinki, Peter Rowe
Chronic fatigue is an important contributor to impaired health-related quality of life in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. There is overlap in the symptoms and findings of EDS and chronic fatigue syndrome. A proportion of those with CFS likely have EDS that has not been identified. The evaluation of chronic fatigue in EDS needs to include a careful clinical examination and laboratory testing to exclude common causes of fatigue including anemia, hypothyroidisim, and chronic infection, as well as dysfunction of major physiological or organ systems...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183231/autonomic-nervous-activities-associated-with-bruxism-events-during-sleep
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Shinichi Nukazawa, Hidehiro Yoshimi, Sadao Sato
OBJECTIVES: To confirm the relationship between sleep bruxism (SB) and autonomic nervous (AN) activities to elucidate SB physiology. METHODS: Subjects included 11 healthy males (mean age, 24.7 ± 2.3 years). These data were recorded in the sleep laboratory using a system composed of a two-axis accelerometer, an infrared camera, electroencephalography, electromyography, and electrocardiography. Time lapse analysis confirmed correlations between AN activity and SB events during sleep in subjects...
February 10, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177712/investigating-human-skeletal-muscle-physiology-with-unilateral-exercise-models-when-one-limb-is-more-powerful-than-two
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Martin J MacInnis, Chris McGlory, Martin J Gibala, Stuart M Phillips
Direct sampling of human skeletal muscle using the needle biopsy technique can facilitate insight into the biochemical and histological responses resulting from changes in exercise or feeding. However, the muscle biopsy procedure is invasive, and analyses are often expensive, which places pragmatic restraints on sample sizes. The unilateral exercise model can serve to increase statistical power and reduce the time and cost of a study. With this approach, two limbs of a participant are randomized to one of two treatments that can be applied almost concurrently or sequentially depending on the nature of the intervention...
January 24, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176621/a-review-of-the-physiological-factors-associated-with-alcohol-hangover
#12
Celeste Tipple, Sarah Michelle Benson, Andrew Scholey
Alcohol hangovers are a commonly experienced consequence of drinking and are frequently associated with worsened mood and cognitive functioning. The physiological changes that occur with an alcohol-induced hangover state are largely unknown. This review focuses on key physiological factors of an alcohol-induced hangover, more specifically, oxidative stress, lack of sleep, hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, headaches, fever and changes to the immune system. Increased understanding of the relationship between the physiological factors and symptoms of a hangover is needed to further elucidate the mechanisms of an alcohol-induced hangover and potentially identify a treatment...
February 7, 2017: Current Drug Abuse Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168778/clinical-and-psychological-effects-of-excessive-screen-time-on-children
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REVIEW
Sophie Domingues-Montanari
Over recent years, screen time has become a more complicated concept, with an ever-expanding variety of electronic media devices available throughout the world. Television remains the predominant type of screen-based activity among children. However, computer use, video games and ownership of devices, such as tablets and smart phones, are occurring from an increasingly young age. Screen time, in particular, television viewing, has been negatively associated with the development of physical and cognitive abilities, and positively associated with obesity, sleep problems, depression and anxiety...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167901/astrocytic-ip3-ca-2-signaling-modulates-theta-rhythm-and-rem-sleep
#14
Jeannine Foley, Tamara Blutstein, SoYoung Lee, Christophe Erneux, Michael M Halassa, Philip Haydon
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep onset is triggered by disinhibition of cholinergic neurons in the pons. During REM sleep, the brain exhibits prominent activity in the 5-8 Hz (theta) frequency range. How REM sleep onset and theta waves are regulated is poorly understood. Astrocytes, a non-neuronal cell type in the brain, respond to cholinergic signals by elevating their intracellular Ca(2+) concentration. The goal of this study was to assess the sleep architecture of mice with attenuated IP3 mediated Ca(2+) signaling in astrocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164454/nutrition-movement-and-sleep-behaviours-their-interactions-in-pathways-to-obesity-and-cardiometabolic-diseases
#15
A G Dulloo, J L Miles-Chan, J-P Montani
Among the multitude of dietary and lifestyle behaviours that have been proposed to contribute to the obesity epidemic, those that have generated considerable research scrutiny in the past decade are centred upon sleep behaviours, sedentary behaviours (sitting or lying while awake) and diminished low-level physical activities of everyday life, with each category of behaviours apparently presenting an independent risk for obesity and/or cardiometabolic diseases. These behaviours are highly complex, operate in synergy with each other, disrupt the link between regulation of the circadian clock and metabolic physiology and impact on various components of daily energy expenditure and feeding behaviours to promote obesity and hinder the outcome of obesity therapy...
February 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164449/role-of-sleep-and-circadian-disruption-on-energy-expenditure-and-in-metabolic-predisposition-to-human-obesity-and-metabolic-disease
#16
REVIEW
A W McHill, K P Wright
Weight gain, obesity and diabetes have reached alarming levels in the developed world. Traditional risk factors such as over-eating, poor nutritional choices and lack of exercise cannot fully account for the high prevalence of metabolic disease. This review paper examines the scientific evidence on two novel risk factors that contribute to dys-regulated metabolic physiology: sleep disruption and circadian misalignment. Specifically, fundamental relationships between energy metabolism and sleep and circadian rhythms and the impact of sleep and circadian disruption on metabolic physiology are examined...
February 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163603/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-rbd-update-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
Birgit Högl, Ambra Stefani
BACKGROUND: REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is parasomnia characterized by dream enactment and enabled by disruption of physiological muscle atonia during REM sleep. Over the past few years, diagnostic criteria and the methods used to confirm diagnosis have been updated. OBJECTIVE: In this review article, the current knowledge regarding RBD diagnosis and treatment is presented. METHODS: A selective literature search was carried out. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Although several RBD screening questionnaires have been developed, diagnosis can only be definitely confirmed on the basis of polysomnography...
2017: Somnologie: Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin, Somnology: Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161453/rhythms-dysregulation-a-new-perspective-for-understanding-ptsd
#18
Jacques Dayan, Géraldine Rauchs, Bérengère Guillery-Girard
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex syndrome that may occur after exposure to one or more traumatic events. It associates physiological, emotional, and cognitive changes Brain and hormonal modifications contribute to some impairments in learning, memory, and emotion regulation. Some of these biological dysfunctions may be analyzed in terms of rhythms dysregulation that would be expressed through endocrine rhythmicity, sleep organization, and temporal synchrony in brain activity. In the first part of this article, we report studies on endocrine rhythmicity revealing that some rhythms abnormalities are frequently observed, although not constantly, for both cortisol and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Physiology, Paris
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159659/day-night-expression-of-mt1-and-mt2-receptors-in-hypothalamic-nuclei-of-the-primate-sapajus-apella
#19
Luciana Pinato, Dayane Ramos, Alessandre Hataka, Patricia S Rossignoli, Marcos Donisete Granado, Marina Cardoso Mazzetto, Leila M G Campos
Melatonin is involved in the temporal organization of several physiological and behavioral events, controlled by hypothalamic nuclei, like sleep, feeding, reproduction and metabolic modulation and acts through two types of high-affinity G protein-coupled membrane receptors: MT1 and MT2. This study aimed to investigate the expression of MT1 and MT2 receptors proteins in four hypothalamic nuclei, i.e., SCN, supraoptic (SON), paraventricular (PVN) and anteroventral periventricular nuclei (AVPV), of the diurnal primate Sapajus apella using immunohistochemistry...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158285/asynchronous-ripple-oscillations-between-left-and-right-hippocampi-during-slow-wave-sleep
#20
Claudio Villalobos, Pedro E Maldonado, José L Valdés
Spatial memory, among many other brain processes, shows hemispheric lateralization. Most of the published evidence suggests that the right hippocampus plays a leading role in the manipulation of spatial information. Concurrently in the hippocampus, memory consolidation during sleep periods is one of the key steps in the formation of newly acquired spatial memory traces. One of the most characteristic oscillatory patterns in the hippocampus are sharp-wave ripple (SWR) complexes. Within this complex, fast-field oscillations or ripples have been demonstrated to be instrumental in the memory consolidation process...
2017: PloS One
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