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autonomic alteration and OSA

Daniel Vena, T Douglas Bradley, Philip J Millar, John S Floras, Jonathan Rubianto, Bojan Gavrilovic, Elisa Perger, Azadeh Yadollahi
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Postoperative development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been attributed to the fluid overloaded state of patients during the postoperative period. In this context, alterations in cardiac autonomic regulation caused by OSA may explain the increased postoperative risk for adverse cardiovascular events. This study tests the hypothesis that individuals with fluid overload-induced OSA will experience autonomic dysregulation, compared to those without fluid overload-induced OSA...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Paul M Macey, Natasha Haris, Rajesh Kumar, M Albert Thomas, Mary A Woo, Ronald M Harper
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects approximately 10% of adults, and alters brain gray and white matter. Psychological and physiological symptoms of the disorder are sex-specific, perhaps related to greater injury occurs in female than male patients in white matter. Our objective was to identify influences of OSA separated by sex on cortical gray matter. METHODS: We assessed cortical thickness in 48 mild-severe OSA patients (mean age±std[range] = 46...
2018: PloS One
Sara L Bober, John Ciriello, Douglas L Jones
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which involves chronic, intermittent hypoxia (CIH), is a major risk factor for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Whether or not CIH alone alters cardiac mechanisms to support AF is unknown. This study investigated the effects of CIH on atrial electrophysiology and arrhythmia vulnerability, and evaluated the role of autonomics in CIH promotion of AF. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to 8h/day of CIH or normoxia for 7 days. Following exposure, rats were anesthetized for intracardiac electrophysiological studies...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Rodrigo Iturriaga
The carotid body (CB) is considered the main O2 chemoreceptor, which contributes to the cardiorespiratory homeostasis and ventilatory acclimatization. In clinical medicine, the most common pathology associated with the CB are tumours. However, a growing body of evidences supports the novel idea that an enhanced CB chemosensory discharge contributes to the autonomic dysfunction and pathological consequences in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), hypertension, systolic heart failure (HF) and cardiometabolic diseases...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
Carolina Lombardi, Eleonora Tobaldini, Nicola Montano, Anna Losurdo, Gianfranco Parati
There is increasing evidence of a relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular diseases. The strong association between OSA and arterial hypertension, in particular in patients with resistant hypertension and/or a non-dipping profile, has been extensively reported. The relationship between OSA and high blood pressure (BP) has been found independent from a number of confounders, but several factors may affect this relationship, including age and sex. It is thus important to better assess pathophysiologic and clinical interactions between OSA and arterial hypertension, also aimed at optimizing treatment approaches in OSA and hypertensive patients with co-morbidities...
August 28, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
Audrey Auclair, Laurent Biertho, Simon Marceau, Frédéric-Simon Hould, Simon Biron, Stéfane Lebel, François Julien, Odette Lescelleur, Yves Lacasse, Marie-Eve Piché, Katherine Cianflone, Sebastian Demian Parlee, Kerry Goralski, Julie Martin, Marjorie Bastien, David H St-Pierre, Paul Poirier
BACKGROUND: Obesity-associated systemic hypertension (HTN) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have multiple pathophysiological pathways including ectopic fat deposition, inflammation, altered adipokine profile, and increased sympathetic nervous activity. We characterized these potential mechanisms in severely obese patients with or without HTN and OSA. We also compared changes of these mechanisms at 12 months following biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) surgery according to HTN and OSA resolution...
December 2017: Obesity Surgery
Germana P L Almeida, Ivani C Trombetta, Felipe X Cepeda, Elaine Hatanaka, Rui Curi, Cristiano Mostarda, Maria C Irigoyen, José A S Barreto-Filho, Eduardo M Krieger, Fernanda M Consolim-Colombo
Introduction: Recurrent hypoxia (HPX), a hallmark of the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), impairs autonomic balance, and increases arterial blood pressure (BP). Oxidative stress is one of the mechanisms involved in these alterations. The cumulative effect of acute intermittent HPX and the chronicity may determine whether the response crosses the threshold from having protective value to pathology. However, the impact of acute intermittent HPX-reoxygenation on markers of oxidative stress in healthy individuals remains to be fully understood...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
Manoj K Sarma, Paul M Macey, Rajakumar Nagarajan, Ravi Aysola, Ronald M Harper, M Albert Thomas
UNLABELLED: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) leads to neurocognitive and autonomic deficits that are partially mediated by thalamic and putamen pathology. We examined the underlying neurochemistry of those structures using compressed sensing-based 4D echo-planar J-resolved spectroscopic imaging (JRESI), and quantified values with prior knowledge fitting. Bilaterally increased thalamic mI/Cr, putamen Glx/Cr, and Glu/Cr, and bilaterally decreased thalamic and putamen tCho/Cr and GABA/Cr occurred in OSAS vs healthy subjects (p < 0...
September 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
Eleonora Tobaldini, Giorgio Costantino, Monica Solbiati, Chiara Cogliati, Tomas Kara, Lino Nobili, Nicola Montano
Sleep deprivation (SD) has become a relevant health problem in modern societies. We can be sleep deprived due to lifestyle habits or due to sleep disorders, such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and neurological disorders. One of the common element of sleep disorders is the condition of chronic SD, which has complex biological consequences. SD is capable of inducing different biological effects, such as neural autonomic control changes, increased oxidative stress, altered inflammatory and coagulatory responses and accelerated atherosclerosis...
March 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Harneet K Walia, Mina K Chung, Sally Ibrahim, Reena Mehra
Accumulating data implicate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as a predisposing factor to the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), the latter representing the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. The postulated mechanisms leading to atrial arrhythmogenesis in OSA include alterations in intrathoracic pressures, intermittent hypoxemia, and autonomic nervous system fluctuations. Although these OSA-related pathophysiologic pathways may result in atrial structural and electrical remodeling, thereby predisposing to AF, there are data to suggest that the immediate influences of respiratory events may trigger arrhythmic events...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Bumhee Park, Jose A Palomares, Mary A Woo, Daniel W Kang, Paul M Macey, Frisca L Yan-Go, Ronald M Harper, Rajesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) subjects show impaired autonomic, affective, executive, sensorimotor, and cognitive functions. Brain injury in OSA subjects appears in multiple sites regulating these functions, but the integrity of functional networks within the regulatory sites remains unclear. Our aim was to examine the functional interactions and the complex network organization of these interactions across the whole brain in OSA, using regional functional connectivity (FC) and brain network topological properties...
March 2016: Brain and Behavior
Bumhee Park, Jose A Palomares, Mary A Woo, Daniel W Kang, Paul M Macey, Frisca L Yan-Go, Ronald M Harper, Rajesh Kumar
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is accompanied by tissue injury to the insular cortices, areas that regulate autonomic pain, dyspnea, and mood, all of which are affected in the syndrome. Presumably, the dysregulation of insular-related functions are mediated by aberrant functional connections with other brain regions; however, the integrity of the functional connectivity (FC) to other sites is undescribed. Our aim was to examine resting-state FC of the insular cortices to other brain areas in OSA, relative to control subjects...
May 1, 2016: Sleep
Valeria Bisogni, Martino F Pengo, Giuseppe Maiolino, Gian Paolo Rossi
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is the most common sleep disorder of breathing in middle-aged and overweight subjects. It features recurrent episodes of upper airway total (apnoea) o partial (hypopnea) collapse during sleep, which are associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation and with arousal from sleep to re-establish airway patency. An association of OSA with dysregulation of the autonomous nervous system (ANS) and altered catecholamines (CAs) metabolism has been contended for years. However, the pathophysiology mechanisms underlying these alterations remain to be fully clarified...
February 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Paul M Macey, Manoj K Sarma, Rajakumar Nagarajan, Ravi Aysola, Jerome M Siegel, Ronald M Harper, M Albert Thomas
The insular cortex is injured in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and responds inappropriately to autonomic challenges, suggesting neural reorganization. The objective of this study was to assess whether the neural changes might result from γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate alterations. We studied 14 OSA patients [mean age ± standard deviation (SD): 47.5 ± 10.5 years; nine male; apnea-hypopnea index (AHI): 29.5 ± 15.6 events h(-1) ] and 22 healthy participants (47.5 ± 10.1 years; 11 male), using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to detect GABA and glutamate levels in insular cortices...
August 2016: Journal of Sleep Research
Henrik Winther Schytz
The purpose of this thesis was to explore and develop methods, where continuous wave near infrared spectroscopy (CW-NIRS) can be applied in different neurovascular diseases, in order to find biological markers that are useful in clinical neurology. To develop a new method to detect changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF), the first study investigated a multi-source detector separation configuration and indocyanine green (ICG) as a tracer to calculate a corrected blood flow index (BFI) value. The study showed no correlation between CBF changes measured by 133Xenon single photon emission computer tomography (133Xe-SPECT) and the corrected BFI value...
December 2015: Danish Medical Journal
Mona F Philby, Secil Aydinoz, David Gozal, Selim Kilic, Rakesh Bhattacharjee, Hari P Bandla, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) leads to intermittent hypoxia, activation of the sympathetic nervous system, and eventually cardiovascular morbidity. Alterations in autonomic nervous system (ANS) tone and reflexes are likely to play major roles in OSA-associated morbidities, and have been identified in a subset of children with OSA. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether pupillometry, a noninvasive and rapid bedside test for the assessment of autonomic nervous system dysfunction (ANS), would detect abnormal ANS function in children with OSA...
October 2015: Sleep Medicine
Jose A Palomares, Sudhakar Tummala, Danny J J Wang, Bumhee Park, Mary A Woo, Daniel W Kang, Keith S St Lawrence, Ronald M Harper, Rajesh Kumar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) subjects show brain injury in sites that control autonomic, cognitive, and mood functions that are deficient in the condition. The processes contributing to injury may include altered blood-brain barrier (BBB) actions. Our aim was to examine BBB function, based on diffusion-weighted pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (DW-pCASL) procedures, in OSA compared to controls. METHODS: We performed DW-pCASL imaging in nine OSA and nine controls on a 3...
November 2015: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
Sudhakar Tummala, Jose Palomares, Daniel W Kang, Bumhee Park, Mary A Woo, Ronald M Harper, Rajesh Kumar
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients show brain structural injury and functional deficits in autonomic, affective, and cognitive regulatory sites, as revealed by mean diffusivity (MD) and other imaging procedures. The time course and nature of gray and white matter injury can be revealed in more detail with mean kurtosis (MK) procedures, which can differentiate acute from chronic injury, and better show extent of damage over MD procedures. Our objective was to examine global and regional MK changes in newly diagnosed OSA, relative to control subjects...
January 1, 2016: Sleep
Ottavio Vitelli, Marco Del Pozzo, Giorgio Baccari, Jole Rabasco, Nicoletta Pietropaoli, Mario Barreto, Maria Pia Villa
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) during sleep in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), in order to detect a possible cardiac ANS imbalance analyzing heart rate variability (HRV). METHODS: 43 subjects between 4 and 12 years of age (7.26 ± 2.8 years), undergoing a diagnostic assessment for OSA were evaluated. A time domain index (R-apnea index) was developed to evaluate HRV strictly related to obstructive events during sleep...
January 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Rodrigo Iturriaga, David C Andrade, Rodrigo Del Rio
The carotid body (CB) plays a main role in the maintenance of the oxygen homeostasis. The hypoxic stimulation of the CB increases the chemosensory discharge, which in turn elicits reflex sympathetic, cardiovascular, and ventilatory adjustments. An exacerbate carotid chemosensory activity has been associated with human sympathetic-mediated diseases such as hypertension, insulin resistance, heart failure, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Indeed, the CB chemosensory discharge becomes tonically hypereactive in experimental models of OSA and heart failure...
2014: Frontiers in Physiology
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