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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767791/noninvasive-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-chronic-migraine-with-medication-overuse-headache
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Alessandro Vacca, Annalisa Gai, Flora Govone, Elisa Rubino, Paola De Martino, Salvatore Gentile, Lorenzo Pinessi, Innocenzo Rainero
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May 14, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767741/gateway-reflex-neural-activation-mediated-immune-cell-gateways-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Daisuke Kamimura, Takuto Ohki, Yasunobu Arima, Masaaki Murakami
The neural regulation of organs can be categorized as systemic or local. Whereas systemic regulation by the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal gland-mediated release of steroid hormones has been well studied, the mechanisms for local regulation have only recently emerged. Two types of local neural regulation are known, the gateway reflex and the inflammatory reflex. The gateway reflex describes a mechanism that converts regional neural stimulations into inflammatory outputs by changing the state of specific blood vessels...
May 15, 2018: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766790/malt-lymphoma-stress-ulcer-and-cholinergic-nerves-from-the-viewpoint-of-bilateral-and-unilateral-truncal-vagotomy-and-substance-p
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Yosuke Kodama, Kazuki Sasaki, Futa Murasato, Anders Øverby, Shinichi Takahashi, Somay Y Murayama, Hidenori Matsui, Masahiko Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Vagal nerve plays an important role in the stomach function. The cholinergic nerves are the most abundantly distributed nerves in the gastric tissue. It has recently been reported that the vagal nerve is significantly related to both gastric cancer development and progression. However, its relation to the mesenchymal tumor, including MALT lymphoma, is not known. In this study, we investigated the effect of unilateral truncal vagotomy on gastric MALT lymphoma development by using Helicobacter heilmannii-infected mouse model as well as that of bilateral truncal vagotomy on stress-induced ulcer formation...
May 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757068/physiotherapy-interventions-for-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Pedro Fuentes-Márquez, Irene Cabrera-Martos, Marie Carmen Valenza
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the available scientific evidence on physiotherapy interventions in the management of chronic pelvic pain (CPP). DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was performed. An electronic search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science databases was performed to identify relevant randomized trials from 2010-2016. STUDY SELECTION: Manuscripts were included if at least one of the comparison groups received a physiotherapy intervention...
May 14, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751028/role-of-c1-neurons-in-anti-inflammatory-reflex-mediation-between-afferents-and-efferents
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Chikara Abe, Tsuyoshi Inoue
Neuroimmune communication, the connection between the autonomic regulatory pathway and immune cells, has been implicated in the regulation of immune function and inflammation. The role of afferents (vagal afferent and somatic sensory nerves) and efferents (autonomic nervous and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal systems) in the inflammatory reflex has been well studied; however, the central pathway remains unknown. C1 neurons include both catecholaminergic and glutamatergic neurons, which are located in the rostral ventrolateral medulla...
May 8, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746219/feasibility-of-continuous-intraoperative-neural-monitoring-during-transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-in-a-porcine-model
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Daqi Zhang, Shijie Li, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Tie Wang, Jiao Zhang, Gaofeng Xue, Hui Sun
BACKGROUND: Experimental study to evaluate feasibility of continuous intraoperative neural monitoring (C-IONM) in transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA). METHODS: Duroc-Landrace pigs were orally intubated with electromyogram endotracheal tube. Automatic periodic stimulation (APS) electrode was allocated in the operative field through the 5-mm ports. APS was then repose on vagal nerve (VN) with different approaches: (1) median, that is, between sternothyroid and thyroid gland; and (2) lateral, that is, between sternocleidomastoid and sternothyroid...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746171/increased-task-channel-mediated-currents-underlie-high-fat-diet-induced-vagal-afferent-dysfunction
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Sung Jin Park, Yang Yu, Brittany Wagner, William C Valinsky, Alan E Lomax, Michael J Beyak
We have previously demonstrated that satiety sensing vagal afferent neurons are less responsive to meal-related stimuli in obesity, due to reduced electrical excitability. As leak K+ currents are key determinants of membrane excitability, we hypothesized that leak K+ currents are increased in vagal afferents during obesity. Diet-induced obesity (DIO) was induced by feeding C57Bl/6J mice a high fat fed diet (60% energy from fat - HFF) for 8-10 weeks. In vitro extracellular recordings were performed on jejunal afferent nerves...
May 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746169/preventive-effects-of-transcutaneous-electrical-acustimulation-on-ischemic-stroke-induced-constipation-mediated-via-the-autonomic-pathway
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Zhaoxiu Liu, Yebo Ge, Feng Xu, Yuemei Xu, Yanmei Liu, Feizhen Xia, Lin Lin, Jiande Dz Chen
AIM: To explore the preventive effect and possible mechanisms of transcutaneous electrical acustimulation (TEA) on stroke-induced constipation. METHODS: A total of 86 ischemic stroke patients were randomly allocated to 2-week TEA or sham-TEA group. Bowel dairy and Bristol Stool Form Scale were recorded daily. Constipation and dyspeptic symptom assessment was performed at the end of the 14-day treatment. Electrocardiogram was recorded for the assessment of autonomic function...
May 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744667/vagus-nerve-stimulation-exerts-cardioprotection-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-predominantly-through-its-efferent-vagal-fibers
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Watthana Nuntaphum, Wanpitak Pongkan, Suwakon Wongjaikam, Savitree Thummasorn, Pongpan Tanajak, Juthamas Khamseekaew, Kannaporn Intachai, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn, Krekwit Shinlapawittayatorn
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has been shown to exert cardioprotection against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, whether the cardioprotection of VNS is mainly due to direct activation through its ipsilateral efferent fibers (motor) rather than indirect effects mediated by the afferent fibers (sensory) have not been clearly understood. We hypothesized that VNS exerts cardioprotection predominantly through its efferent vagal fibers. Thirty swine (30-35 kg) were randomized into five groups: I/R no VNS (I/R), and left mid-cervical VNS with both vagal trunks intact (LC-VNS), with left vagus nerve transection (LtVNX), with right vagus nerve transection (RtVNX) and with atropine pretreatment (Atropine), respectively...
May 9, 2018: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742457/some-technical-issues-of-vagal-nerve-stimulation-an-approach-using-a-hippocampal-formation-theta-rhythm
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Adam Broncel, Renata Bocian, Paulina Kłos-Wojtczak, Jan Konopacki
Previously, we have demonstrated that hippocampal (HPC) theta rhythm can be produced, depending on current intensity, directly during vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) or with a time delay following stimulation. This suggests that theta EEG pattern can also be used as a bio-indicator of the efficiency of VNS. In the present study, we focused on three specific, technical issues related to the stimulation procedure of the vagal nerve: i/does the type of the electrode used for VNS and the technique of its implantation affect the parameters of the HPC theta rhythm? ii/does the type of electrode used determine the current intensity threshold of VNS-induced HPC theta? iii/is the repeatability of the VNS effect determined by the type of electrode used? We demonstrated that a platinum-iridium cuff electrode offers some important advantages over a tungsten electrode...
May 6, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740266/improvement-of-olfactory-function-with-high-frequency-non-invasive-auricular-electrostimulation-in-healthy-humans
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Ashim Maharjan, Eunice Wang, Mei Peng, Yusuf O Cakmak
In past literature on animal models, invasive vagal nerve stimulation using high frequencies has shown to be effective at modulating the activity of the olfactory bulb (OB). Recent advances in invasive vagal nerve stimulation in humans, despite previous findings in animal models, used low frequency stimulation and found no effect on the olfactory functioning. The present article aimed to test potential effects of non-invasive, high and low frequency vagal nerve stimulation in humans, with supplementary exploration of the orbitofrontal cortex using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731661/electrophysiologic-alterations-in-the-excitability-of-the-sciatic-and-vagus-nerves-during-early-stages-of-sepsis
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Lúcio Ricardo Leite Diniz, Viviane Gomes Portella, Kerly Shamira da Silva Alves, Pâmella Cristina da Costa Araújo, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Júnior, Aline Alice Cavalcante de Albuquerque, Andrelina Noronha Coelho-de-Souza, José Henrique Leal-Cardoso
Background: Nonspecific and delayed diagnosis of neurologic damage contributes to the development of neuropathies in patients with severe sepsis. The present study assessed the electrophysiologic parameters related to the excitability and conductibility of sciatic and vagus nerves during early stages of sepsis. Materials and methods: Twenty-four hours after sepsis induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model, sciatic and vagus nerves of septic (CLP group) and control (sham group) rats were removed, and selected electric stimulations were applied to measure the parameters of the first and second components of the compound action potential...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725383/therapeutic-effect-of-radiofrequency-ablation-on-children-with-supraventricular-tachycardia-and-the-risk-factors-for-postoperative-recurrence
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Chunli Li, Libo Jia, Zhenzhou Wang, Ling Niu, Xinjiang An
The present study investigated the therapeutic effect of radiofrequency ablation on children with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and explored the risk factors for postoperative recurrence. A total of 312 patients with pediatric SVT were selected in the Affiliated Children's Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University from April, 2011 to March, 2017. All the patients were subjected to radiofrequency ablation, and clinical data were retrospectively analyzed. Tilt table test was performed before and after treatment, and heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure before and after treatment were compared...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713957/variable-heart-rate-and-a-flexible-mind-higher-resting-state-heart-rate-variability-predicts-better-task-switching
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Lorenza S Colzato, Bryant J Jongkees, Matthijs de Wit, Melle J W van der Molen, Laura Steenbergen
The neurovisceral integration model proposes that heart rate variability (HRV) is linked to prefrontal cortex activity via the vagus nerve, which connects the heart and the brain. HRV, an index of cardiac vagal tone, has been found to predict performance on several cognitive control tasks that rely on the prefrontal cortex. However, the link between HRV and the core cognitive control function "shifting" between tasks and mental sets is under-investigated. Therefore, the present study tested the neurovisceral integration model by examining, in 90 participants, the relationship between vagally mediated resting-state HRV and performance in a task-switching paradigm that provides a relatively process-pure measure of cognitive flexibility...
April 30, 2018: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702431/short-chain-fatty-acids-suppress-food-intake-by-activating-vagal-afferent-neurons
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Chayon Goswami, Yusaku Iwasaki, Toshihiko Yada
Fermentable carbohydrates including dietary fibers and resistant starch produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), including acetate, propionate and butyrate, through microbial fermentation in the intestine of rodents and humans. Consumption of fermentable carbohydrate and SCFAs suppress food intake, an effect involving the brain. However, their signaling pathway to the brain remains unclear. Vagal afferents serve to link intestinal information to the brain. In the present study, we explored possible role of vagal afferents in the anorexigenic effect of SCFAs...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686918/head-and-neck-schwannomas-a-surgical-challenge-a-series-of-5-cases
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Ishtyaque Ansari, Ashfaque Ansari, Arjun Antony Graison, Anuradha J Patil, Hitendra Joshi
Background: Schwannomas, also known as neurilemmomas, are benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors. They originate from any nerve covered with schwann cell sheath. Schwannomas constitute 25-45% of tumors of the head and neck. About 4% of head and neck schwannomas present as a sinonasal schwannoma. Brachial plexus schwannoma constitute only about 5% of schwannomas. Cervical vagal schwannomas constitute about 2-5% of neurogenic tumors. Methods: We present a case series of 5 patients of schwannomas, one arising from the maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve in the maxillary sinus, second arising from the brachial plexus, third arising from the cervical vagus, and two arising from cervical spinal nerves...
2018: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686603/indole-a-signaling-molecule-produced-by-the-gut-microbiota-negatively-impacts-emotional-behaviors-in-rats
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Mathilde Jaglin, Moez Rhimi, Catherine Philippe, Nicolas Pons, Aurélia Bruneau, Bénédicte Goustard, Valérie Daugé, Emmanuelle Maguin, Laurent Naudon, Sylvie Rabot
Gut microbiota produces a wide and diverse array of metabolites that are an integral part of the host metabolome. The emergence of the gut microbiome-brain axis concept has prompted investigations on the role of gut microbiota dysbioses in the pathophysiology of brain diseases. Specifically, the search for microbe-related metabolomic signatures in human patients and animal models of psychiatric disorders has pointed out the importance of the microbial metabolism of aromatic amino acids. Here, we investigated the effect of indole on brain and behavior in rats...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682044/twiddler-s-syndrome-a-rare-hardware-complication-in-spinal-cord-stimulation
#18
Byung-Chul Son, Jin-Gyu Choi, Sang-Woo Ha
Twiddler's syndrome is an uncommon hardware complication involving the lead and pulse generators in cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, deep brain stimulators, and vagal nerve stimulators. However, until very recently, it had not been reported in spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Considering the incidence of hardware complications of spinal cord stimulation, there may be an underreporting of Twiddler's syndrome due to lack of awareness. Two cases of Twiddler's syndrome as a hardware complication of SCS were identified between 2005 and 2015...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680919/aggravation-of-seizures-and-status-epilepticus-after-vagal-nerve-stimulation-therapy-the-first-pediatric-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Ebru Arhan, Ayşe Serdaroğlu, Tuğba Hirfanoğlu, Gökhan Kurt
BACKGROUND: We describe the first child with drug-resistant epilepsy in whom vagus nerve stimulation aggravated seizures and emerged status epilepticus after the increase in vagal nerve stimulation current output. OBJECTIVE: A 13-year-old girl presented with refractory secondary generalized focal epilepsy. Vagal nerve stimulator was implanted because of drug-resistant epilepsy. After the increase of vagal nerve stimulator current output to a relatively high level, the patient experienced seizure aggravation and status epilepticus...
April 22, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673037/sphingosine-1-phosphate-selectively-activates-vagal-afferent-c-fiber-subtype-in-guinea-pig-esophagus
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X Yu, M J Patil, M Yu, Y Liu, J Wang, B J Undem, S Yu
BACKGROUND: Activation and sensitization of visceral afferent nerves by inflammatory mediators play important roles in visceral nociception. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a lipid with intracellular and extracellular functions. Extracellularly, it can act as an autacoid via interactions with S1P receptors. The present study aims to determine the effect of S1P on esophageal vagal afferent nerve functions. METHODS: Extracellular single-unit recordings were performed in ex vivo guinea pig esophageal-vagal preparations...
April 19, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
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