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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933067/central-modulation-of-energy-homeostasis-and-cognitive-performance-after-bariatric-surgery
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Hans Eickhoff
In moderately or morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery has been proven to be an effective therapeutic approach to control body weight and comorbidities. Surgery-mediated modulation of brain function via modified postoperative secretion of gut peptides and vagal nerve stimulation was identified as an underlying mechanism in weight loss and improvement of weight-related diseases. Increased basal and postprandial plasma levels of gastrointestinal hormones like glucagon-like peptide 1 and peptide YY that act on specific areas of the hypothalamus to reduce food intake, either directly or mediated by the vagus nerve, are observed after surgery while suppression of meal-induced ghrelin release is increased...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932225/expression-and-function-of-the-cholinergic-system-in-immune-cells
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REVIEW
Takeshi Fujii, Masato Mashimo, Yasuhiro Moriwaki, Hidemi Misawa, Shiro Ono, Kazuhide Horiguchi, Koichiro Kawashima
T and B cells express most cholinergic system components-e.g., acetylcholine (ACh), choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), acetylcholinesterase, and both muscarinic and nicotinic ACh receptors (mAChRs and nAChRs, respectively). Using ChAT(BAC)-eGFP transgenic mice, ChAT expression has been confirmed in T and B cells, dendritic cells, and macrophages. Moreover, T cell activation via T-cell receptor/CD3-mediated pathways upregulates ChAT mRNA expression and ACh synthesis, suggesting that this lymphocytic cholinergic system contributes to the regulation of immune function...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930923/neuroimaging-of-vagal-nerve-stimulation-are-we-missing-a-trick
#3
James K Ruffle, Qasim Aziz, Adam D Farmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928157/alteration-of-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway-in-rat-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-modified-electrophysiological-function-of-heart
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Shu-Jie Wu, Yue-Chun Li, Zhe-Wei Shi, Zhong-Hao Lin, Zhi-Heng Rao, Si-Chao Tai, Mao-Ping Chu, Lei Li, Jia-Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: With chronic ischemia after myocardial infarction, the resulting scar tissue result in electrical and structural remodeling vulnerable to an arrhythmogenic substrate. The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway elicited by vagal nerve via α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7-nAChR) can modulate local and systemic inflammatory responses. Here, we aimed to clarify a novel mechanism for the antiarrhythmogenic properties of vagal nerve during the ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920767/auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
#5
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/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/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/28879091/desensitization-of-stimulation-induced-weight-loss-a-secondary-finding-in-a-patient-with-vagal-nerve-stimulator-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy
#8
Fawad A Khan, Mugilan Poongkunran, Bonnie Buratto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875540/the-physiological-motor-patterns-produced-by-neurons-in-the-nucleus-retroambiguus-in-the-rat-and-their-modulation-by-vagal-peripheral-chemosensory-and-nociceptive-stimulation
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Hari H Subramanian, Zheng-Gui Huang, Peter A Silburn, Ron J Balnave, Gert Holstege
The nucleus retroambiguus (NRA) is a neuronal cell group in the medullary ventrolateral tegmentum, rostrocaudally between the obex and the first cervical spinal segment. NRA neurons are premotor interneurons with direct projections to the motoneurons of soft palate, pharynx and larynx in the nucleus ambiguus in the lateral medulla as well as to the motoneurons in the spinal cord innervating diaphragm, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles and the lumbosacral motoneurons generating sexual posture. These NRA premotor interneurons receive very strong projections from the periaqueductal gray (PAG) in the context of basic survival mechanisms as fight, flight, freezing, sound production and sexual behavior...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867480/vagus-nerve-stimulation-produces-a-hippocampal-formation-theta-rhythm-in-anesthetized-rats
#10
Adam Broncel, Renata Bocian, Paulina Kłos-Wojtczak, Jan Konopacki
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has been used for years to treat patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. In the present study, the effect of different stimulation protocols of VNS on the hippocampal formation (HPC) type II theta field potentials were evaluated in anesthetized rats. The following theta parameters were analysed: power, frequency and duration of theta epochs. We documented for the first time the presence of HPC type II theta in response to the application of VNS. A VNS-induced theta rhythm appeared in different experimental protocols and, depending on the current intensity, could occur directly during VNS (brief effect) or after vagal stimulation (delayed effect), using lower intensity stimuli...
August 31, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862106/efficacy-of-vagal-nerve-stimulation-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy-is-it-the-stimulation-or-medication
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Jaylynn Arcand, Karen Waterhouse, Lizbeth Hernandez-Ronquillo, Aleksander Vitali, Jose F Tellez-Zenteno
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy has been widely recognized as an alternative for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy, although modification of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during VNS treatment could explain the improvement in patients. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the efficacy of VNS in 30 adult patients with epilepsy treated with >6 months of follow-up. The criteria for implantation were the following: (1) not a candidate for resective epilepsy surgery, (2) drug-resistant epilepsy, (3) impairment of quality of life, (4) no other option of treatment, and (5) patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy who fail to be controlled with appropriate AEDs...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860857/preventing-nausea-and-vomiting-in-women-undergoing-regional-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Yvonne Jelting, Christian Klein, Thomas Harlander, Leopold Eberhart, Norbert Roewer, Peter Kranke
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative nausea and vomiting (IONV) or postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) affecting women undergoing regional anesthesia for cesarean section is an important clinical problem since these techniques are used widely. There are burdens of literature about IONV/PONV and several in parturient and cesarean. However, it needs more attention. The underlying mechanisms of IONV and PONV in the obstetrical setting mainly include hypotension due to sympathicolysis during neuraxial anesthesia, bradycardia owing to an increased vagal tone, the visceral stimulation via the surgical procedure and intravenously administered opioids...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859301/from-drugs-to-devices-and-back-again-chemical-vagal-nerve-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
#13
Crystal M Ripplinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856580/can-matching-adjusted-indirect-comparison-methods-mitigate-placebo-response-differences-among-patient-populations-in-adjunctive-trials-of-brivaracetam-and-levetiracetam
#14
Elyse Swallow, Anna Fang, James Signorovitch, Jonathan Plumb, Simon Borghs
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with focal seizures recruited into adjunctive antiepileptic drug (AED) trials have become more refractory and severe over time; concurrently, placebo responses have increased. To attempt to account for heterogeneity among trials, propensity-score weighted patient-level data were used to indirectly compare placebo responses reported in brivaracetam and levetiracetam trials. METHODS: Patient-level data from randomised, placebo-controlled brivaracetam (recruited 2007-2014) and levetiracetam (1993-1998) trials were pooled...
August 30, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844808/the-microbiota-gut-brain-axis-in-obesity
#15
REVIEW
Cristina Torres-Fuentes, Harriët Schellekens, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
Changes in microbial diversity and composition are increasingly associated with several disease states including obesity and behavioural disorders. Obesity-associated microbiota alter host energy harvesting, insulin resistance, inflammation, and fat deposition. Additionally, intestinal microbiota can regulate metabolism, adiposity, homoeostasis, and energy balance as well as central appetite and food reward signalling, which together have crucial roles in obesity. Moreover, some strains of bacteria and their metabolites might target the brain directly via vagal stimulation or indirectly through immune-neuroendocrine mechanisms...
August 24, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834306/arginase-a-novel-target-for-cardioprotection-by-vagal-nerve-stimulation
#16
EDITORIAL
A Uitterdijk, D J Duncker
The elegant study of Kiss et al.(1) in this issue of Acta Physiologica entitled 'Vagal nerve stimulation reduces infarct size via a mechanism involving the alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and down-regulation of cardiac and vascular arginase' explores the role of arginase in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion damage, and in the myocardial infarct-size limitation by vagal nerve stimulation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 21, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814663/parasympathetic-dysfunction-and-antiarrhythmic-effect-of-vagal-nerve-stimulation-following-myocardial-infarction
#17
Marmar Vaseghi, Siamak Salavatian, Pradeep S Rajendran, Daigo Yagishita, William R Woodward, David Hamon, Kentaro Yamakawa, Tadanobu Irie, Beth A Habecker, Kalyanam Shivkumar
Myocardial infarction causes sympathetic activation and parasympathetic dysfunction, which increase risk of sudden death due to ventricular arrhythmias. Mechanisms underlying parasympathetic dysfunction are unclear. The aim of this study was to delineate consequences of myocardial infarction on parasympathetic myocardial neurotransmitter levels and the function of parasympathetic cardiac ganglia neurons, and to assess electrophysiological effects of vagal nerve stimulation on ventricular arrhythmias in a chronic porcine infarct model...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803834/transcutaneous-auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-tavns-might-be-a-mechanism-behind-the-analgesic-effects-of-auricular-acupuncture
#18
Taras Usichenko, Henriette Hacker, Martin Lotze
BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials (RCT) demonstrated that auricular acupuncture (AA) is effective in treatment of acute and chronic pain, although the mechanisms behind AA are not elucidated. METHODS: The data concerning the localization of AA points, which are commonly used to treat pain, were extracted from the meta-analysis of 17 RCTs and evaluated using the anatomical map of auricular afferent nerve supply. RESULTS: Fifteen out of 20 specific AA points, used in the treatment of pain, are situated in areas innervated mostly by the auricular branch of the vagal nerve (ABVN), whereas sham stimulation was applied at the helix of the auricle, innervated by cervical nerves...
August 2, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797983/rationalisation-of-the-irrational-neuropathological-basis-of-hypothyroidism-olfaction-disorders-paradox-experimental-study
#19
Nazan Aydin, Leyla Ramazanoglu, Mehmet Resid Onen, Ilhan Yilmaz, Mehmet Dumlu Aydin, Konca Altinkaynak, Muhammet Calik
OBJECTIVE: Hypothyroidism is defined as an underactive thyroid gland and one of the reasons for inadequate stimulation of thyroid is dysfunction of the hormone regulating brain centers. Olfaction disorders have been considered as a problem in hypothyroidism. It has been hypothesised that olfaction disorders reduce olfactory stimulation and diminished olfactory stimulus may trigger hypothyroidism. In this study an examination was made of the thyroid hormone levels, histological features of thyroid glands and vagal nerve network degradation in an experimental animal model of olfactory bulbectomy (OBX)...
August 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766392/vagal-influences-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
S E Rasmussen, M Pfeiffer-Jensen, A M Drewes, A D Farmer, B W Deleuran, K Stengaard-Pedersen, B Brock, C Brock
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease with a prevalence of 0.5-1% in Western populations. Conventionally, it is treated with therapeutic interventions that include corticosteroids, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, and biological agents. RA exerts a significant socio-economic burden and despite the use of existing treatments some patients end up with disabling symptoms. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a brain-body interface that serves to regulate homeostasis by integrating the external environment with the internal milieu...
August 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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