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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100923/reductions-in-central-arterial-compliance-with-age-are-related-to-sympathetic-vasoconstrictor-nerve-activity-in-healthy-men
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Hirofumi Tanaka, Frank A Dinenno, Douglas R Seals
The compliance of large elastic arteries in the cardiothoracic circulation declines, whereas sympathetic nervous system activity increases markedly with advancing age in adult humans. We tested the hypothesis that the reduction in compliance of the large elastic arteries with age is associated with elevations in sympathetic tone to vascular smooth muscle in 16 young and 17 older adults. Carotid arterial compliance (via ultrasonography) was 45% lower in healthy older compared with young men (P<0.001), and was inversely related to sympathetic nerve activity (via microneurography) (r=-0...
January 19, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097476/impact-of-an-exercise-training-program-on-cardiac-neuronal-function-in-heart-failure-patients-on-optimal-medical-therapy-a-randomized-iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine-scintigraphy-study
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Torstein Valborgland, Kjetil Isaksen, Peter Scott Munk, Zbigniew Piotr Grabowski, Alf Inge Larsen
BACKGROUND: The syndrome of heart failure (HF) is characterized by left ventricular dysfunction and a compensatory chronic over activation of the sympathetic nervous system. We wanted to investigate if the beneficial effects of exercise training (ET) in HF patients on optimal medical therapy (OMT) are associated with alterations in cardiac sympathetic activity. METHODS: Cardiac sympathetic activity was evaluated at baseline and after 12 weeks using metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy in 23 patients with stable HF participating in the SmartEx trial...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097372/the-role-of-neuropeptides-in-adverse-myocardial-remodeling-and-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Alexander Widiapradja, Prasad Chunduri, Scott P Levick
In addition to traditional neurotransmitters of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the heart also contains numerous neuropeptides. These neuropeptides not only modulate the effects of neurotransmitters, but also have independent effects on cardiac function. While in most cases the physiological actions of these neuropeptides are well defined, their contributions to cardiac pathology are less appreciated. Some neuropeptides are cardioprotective, some promote adverse cardiac remodeling and heart failure, and in the case of others their functions are unclear...
January 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093827/trajectories-of-sleep-and-cardiac-sympathetic-activity-indexed-by-pre-ejection-period-in-childhood
#4
Mona El-Sheikh, J Benjamin Hinnant, Lauren E Philbrook
Fragmented and insufficient sleep has been implicated in disrupted autonomic nervous system activity during resting state conditions in typically developing children. Towards explication of these relations over development, the current study tested reciprocal relations between the development of sleep parameters (efficiency, duration, latency) and cardiac sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity indexed by pre-ejection period (PEP) during waking-resting state conditions throughout middle and late childhood...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093070/clonidine-is-effective-for-the-treatment-of-primary-idiopathic-hyperhidrosis-and-hot-flushes-a-case-report
#5
Ahmed Albadrani
BACKGROUND: While primary hyperhidrosis can be seen in men, accompanying hot flushes is rarely seen in men. Primary hyperhidrosis is thought to be related to overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system while hot flushes are believed to be related to altered peripheral vascular reactivity and a narrowed thermoregulatory zone. CASE PRESENTATION: I report the case of a 29-year-old man of Arab origin who presented to a dermatology clinic with a complaint of generalized sweating, with heavier involvement of his inguinal region, axilla, and lower back...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091707/gastric-distension-causes-changes-in-heart-rate-and-arterial-blood-pressure-by-affecting-the-crosstalk-between-vagal-and-splanchnic-systems-in-anesthetised-rats
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Maurizio Sabbatini, Elena Grossini, Claudio Molinari, David A S G Mary, Giovanni Vacca, Mario Cannas
Various hindbrain nuclei have been demonstrated to be involved in the control of the cardiovascular reflexes elicited by both non-noxious and noxious gastric distension, through parasympathetic and sympathetic activation. The different role played by the branches of autonomic nervous system in exerting these effects and their crosstalk in relation to low-/high-pressure distension rate has not been examined yet. Therefore, in the present work, monolateral and bilateral vagotomy and splanchnicotomy were performed in anesthetised rats to analyse the involvement of hindbrain nuclei in haemodynamic changes caused by gastric distension at high (80 mmHg) and low (15 mmHg) pressure...
January 13, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088894/clinical-significance-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-the-development-and-progression-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#7
Ru-Xia Liu, Qian Luo, Hui Qiao, Juan Yu, Qian-Long Zhang, Peng Wang, Yong-Gang Cao, Chang-Lin Jiang, Li-Hui Qu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined as a complex disease of clinically characterized by elevated pulmonary pressure eventually resulting in right heart failure and premature death. To date, PAH still remains a life-threatening disease. Published evidence suggests that patients with PAH present profound sympathetic nervous system abnormalities and sympathetic activity has been shown to be increased. The mechanism of PAH is still complex and poorly understood. Some data have showed that adrenoceptors are involved in the process of the pathology and have different functions in the progression of PAH followed by heart failure...
January 12, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088468/hypothalamic-effects-of-thyroid-hormone
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Zhi Zhang, Anita Boelen, Peter H Bisschop, Andries Kalsbeek, Eric Fliers
Thyroid hormone (TH) is a key driver of metabolism in mammals. Plasma concentrations of TH are kept within a narrow range by negative feedback regulation in the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. Plasma TH concentrations are an important determinant of metabolic processes in liver and brown adipose tissue (BAT). In addition to endocrine effects of TH derived from the circulation, recent studies have demonstrated additional neural routes for intrahypothalamic thyroid hormone to regulate metabolism in liver and BAT via the sympathetic and parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)...
January 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086882/differential-effects-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-on-heart-rate
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REVIEW
Martin Lorenz, Francesca Lawson, David Owens, Denis Raccah, Christine Roy-Duval, Anne Lehmann, Riccardo Perfetti, Lawrence Blonde
While glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) are known to increase heart rate (HR), it is insufficiently recognized that the extent varies greatly between the various agonists and is affected by the assessment methods employed. Here we review published data from 24-h time-averaged HR monitoring in healthy individuals and subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) treated with either short-acting GLP-1 RAs, lixisenatide or exenatide, or long-acting GLP-1 RAs, exenatide LAR, liraglutide, albiglutide, or dulaglutide (N = 1112; active-treatment arms)...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079874/cerebral-modulation-of-the-autonomic-nervous-system-in-term-infants
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N Schneebaum Sender, R B Govindan, M T Whitehead, A N Massaro, M Metzler, J Wang, Y I Cheng, A J du Plessis
OBJECTIVE: Central topography of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function has yet to be fully deciphered. In adults it has been shown to lateralize sympathetic and parasympathetic influence predominantly to the right and left cerebral hemispheres, respectively. We examined functional topography of central ANS in newborn subjects utilizing spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV), an established measure of ANS function. STUDY DESIGN: We studied newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy participating in a prospective study undergoing a therapeutic hypothermia protocol...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077329/body-schema-plasticity-after-stroke-subjective-and-neurophysiological-correlates-of-the-rubber-hand-illusion
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Roberto Llorens, Adrián Borrego, Priscila Palomo, Ausiàs Cebolla, Enrique Noé, Sergi Bermúdez I Badia, Rosa Baños
Stroke can lead to motor impairments that can affect the body structure and restraint mobility. We hypothesize that brain lesions and their motor sequelae can distort the body schema, a sensorimotor map of body parts and elements in the peripersonal space through which human beings embody the reachable space and ready the body for forthcoming movements. Two main constructs have been identified in the embodiment mechanism: body-ownership, the sense that the body that one inhabits is his/her own, and agency, the sense that one can move and control his/her body...
January 8, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072491/paradoxical-bradycardia-during-surgical-caudal-vena-cava-occlusion-in-an-anesthetized-dog
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Jennifer Davis, Anthea L Raisis, Hildegriet Haitjema, Eleanor A Drynan, Giselle L Hosgood
OBJECTIVE: To describe the anesthetic management of a dog undergoing caudal vena cava (CVC) occlusion during adrenalectomy, and to discuss a reflex bradycardia that was observed during the procedure. CASE SUMMARY: General anesthesia of a 10-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback for excision of an adrenal mass and associated CVC tumor thrombus was performed. The dog was premedicated with IV methadone and anesthesia was induced with IV alfaxalone and maintained with isoflurane in 100% oxygen...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068281/pathophysiological-role-of-adiponectin-leptin-and-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-in-the-process-of-atherosclerosis
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Daniela Iv Koleva, Maria M Orbetzova, Julia G Nikolova, Tanya I Deneva
Adipose tissue is recognized as a rich source of proinflammatory mediators that may directly contribute to vascular injury, insulin resistance, and atherogenesis. Many studies have shown that adiponectin has antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Adiponectin acts not only as a factor increasing insulin sensitivity, and the protective effect may result from its ability to suppress production of proinflammatory cytokines. It negatively regulates the expression of TNF-alpha and C-reactive protein (CRP) in adipose tissue; reduces expression of vascular and intracellular adhesion molecules (VCAM-1, ICAM-1), E-selectin, interleukin-8 (IL-8)...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065363/relationship-between-amyloid-precursor-protein-in-seminal-plasma-and-abnormal-penile-sympathetic-skin-response-in-lifelong-premature-ejaculation
#14
Zhiwei Hong, Yuming Feng, Hualong Ding, Xuechun Hu, Jin-Chun Lu, Xie Ge, Yifeng Ge, Bing Yao
INTRODUCTION: Hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system can play an important role in lifelong premature ejaculation (PE). Our previous study found that amyloid precursor protein (APP) levels in seminal plasma of patients with PE were clearly increased. Amyloid-β (Aβ) is derived from APP. Excessive Aβ, especially Aβ42, can cause neuronal dysfunction. AIM: To determine whether APP and Aβ42 are associated with an abnormal penile sympathetic skin response (PSSR)...
January 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063156/effect-of-a-selective-sglt2-inhibitor-luseogliflozin-on-circadian-rhythm-of-sympathetic-nervous-function-and-locomotor-activities-in-metabolic-syndrome-rats
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Asadur Rahman, Yoshihide Fujisawa, Daisuke Nakano, Hirofumi Hitomi, Akira Nishiyama
Metabolic syndrome is often associated with disruption of circadian rhythm of systemic hemodynamics and cardiovascular disease. Experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of luseogliflozin, a selective SGLT2 inhibitor, on circadian rhythm of sympathetic nervous function and locomotor activity (LA) in metabolic syndrome rats. The difference in the low frequency component of systolic blood pressure between the dark and light period significantly increased in the luseogliflozin-treated SHRcp. LA also increased in the dark period compared with the light period following luseogliflozin treatment...
January 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062192/direct-effects-of-glucose-insulin-glp-1-and-gip-on-bulbospinal-neurons-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-in-neonatal-wistar-rats
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Naoki Oshima, Hiroshi Onimaru, Hidehito Matsubara, Takahiro Uchida, Atsushi Watanabe, Toshihiko Imakiire, Yasuhiro Nishida, Hiroo Kumagai
Although patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) often exhibit hypertension, the mechanisms responsible for this correlation are not well known. We hypothesized that the bulbospinal neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) are affected by the levels of glucose, insulin, or incretins (glucagon like peptide-1 [GLP-1] or glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide [GIP]) in patients with DM. To investigate whether RVLM neurons are activated by glucose, insulin, GLP-1, or GIP, we examined changes in the membrane potentials of bulbospinal RVLM neurons using whole-cell patch-clamp technique during superfusion with various levels of glucose or these hormones in neonatal Wistar rats...
January 3, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061552/the-role-of-nursing-professionals-in-the-management-of-patients-with-high-risk-neuroblastoma-receiving-dinutuximab-therapy
#17
Rita Secola, Araz Marachelian, Susan L Cohn, Bonnie Toy, Kathleen Neville, Meaghan Granger, Angela Brentlinger, Gina Martin
Neuroblastoma, an embryonic cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, is the most common extracranial solid tumor in childhood. Dinutuximab (formerly called ch14.18), a monoclonal antibody targeting the disialoganglioside GD2, has been shown to significantly improve survival rates in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. However, the safe and effective use of dinutuximab therapy in these high-risk patients requires medical expertise in patient selection, treatment administration, and the monitoring and management of adverse events...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057892/hypothalamic-and-inflammatory-basis-of-hypertension
#18
REVIEW
Sinan Khor, Dongsheng Cai
Hypertension is a major health problem with great consequences for public health. Despite its role as the primary cause of significant morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease, the pathogenesis of essential hypertension remains largely unknown. The central nervous system (CNS) in general, and the hypothalamus in particular, are intricately involved in the development and maintenance of hypertension. Over the last several decades, the understanding of the brain's role in the development of hypertension has dramatically increased...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057794/purinergic-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system
#19
REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock
There is nervous control of the heart by ATP as a cotransmitter in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory-motor nerves, as well as in intracardiac neurons. Centers in the brain control heart activities and vagal cardiovascular reflexes involve purines. Adenine nucleotides and nucleosides act on purinoceptors on cardiomyocytes, AV and SA nodes, cardiac fibroblasts, and coronary blood vessels. Vascular tone is controlled by a dual mechanism. ATP, released from perivascular sympathetic nerves, causes vasoconstriction largely via P2X1 receptors...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057582/a-nutritional-perspective-on-ucp1-dependent-thermogenesis
#20
REVIEW
M Luisa Bonet, Josep Mercader, Andreu Palou
Uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) is the hallmark protein responsible for cold- and diet-induced thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT). UCP1 activity is protective against body fat accumulation. UCP1 has re-gained researchers' attention in the context of obesity following the realization that BAT is present and can be activated in adult humans and of inducible UCP1-expressing cells in white fat depots. UCP1-mediated thermogenesis is activated by specific food compounds, which function by stimulating sympathetic nervous system activity to adipose tissues and/or by acting on the adipose cells directly or indirectly, through humoral factors released upon their intake...
January 2, 2017: Biochimie
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