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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336540/effects-of-midline-sagittal-location-on-bone-conducted-cervical-and-ocular-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials
#1
Sendhil Govender, James Gordon Colebatch
We have investigated the effectiveness of two bone conducted stimuli in producing vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) following stimulation along mid-sagittal skull sites. Twenty subjects (mean age 24, range: 18 to 34 years; 6 males; 14 females) were studied using a smoothed impulse and a 500 Hz tone burst applied to Nz, Fpz, AFz, Fz, FCz and Cz with both compressive and rarefactive onset phases. Cervical (cVEMPs) and ocular VEMPs (oVEMPs) were recorded as well as linear acceleration in 3 axes. cVEMPs evoked by 500 Hz showed no change in response polarity to either stimulus location or phase...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333380/smooth-muscle-ion-channels-and-regulation-of-vascular-tone-in-resistance-arteries-and-arterioles
#2
Nathan R Tykocki, Erika M Boerman, William F Jackson
Vascular tone of resistance arteries and arterioles determines peripheral vascular resistance, contributing to the regulation of blood pressure and blood flow to, and within the body's tissues and organs. Ion channels in the plasma membrane and endoplasmic reticulum of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in these blood vessels importantly contribute to the regulation of intracellular Ca2+ concentration, the primary determinant of SMC contractile activity and vascular tone. Ion channels provide the main source of activator Ca2+ that determines vascular tone, and strongly contribute to setting and regulating membrane potential, which, in turn, regulates the open-state-probability of voltage gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs), the primary source of Ca2+ in resistance artery and arteriolar SMCs...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289399/auditory-and-vestibular-evoked-potentials-correlate-with-motor-and-non-motor-features-of-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Ali Soliman Shalash, Dalia Mohamed Hassan, Hanan Hani Elrassas, Mohamed Mosaad Salama, Edna Méndez-Hernández, José M Salas-Pacheco, Oscar Arias-Carrión
Degeneration of several brainstem nuclei has been long related to motor and non-motor symptoms (NMSs) of Parkinson's disease (PD). Nevertheless, due to technical issues, there are only a few studies that correlate that association. Brainstem auditory-evoked potential (BAEP) and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) responses represent a valuable tool for brainstem assessment. Here, we investigated the abnormalities of BAEPs, ocular VEMPs (oVEMPs), and cervical VEMPs (cVEMPs) in patients with PD and its correlation to the motor and NMSs...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280468/rok-and-arteriolar-myogenic-tone-generation-molecular-evidence-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Ahmed F El-Yazbi, Khaled S Abd-Elrahman
The myogenic response is an inherent property of resistance arteries that warrants a relatively constant blood flow in response to changes in perfusion pressure and protect delicate organs from vascular insufficiencies and excessive blood flow. This fundamental phenomenon has been extensively studied aiming to elucidate the underlying mechanisms triggering smooth muscle contraction in response to intraluminal pressure elevation, particularly, Rho-associated kinase (ROK)-mediated Ca(2+)-independent mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249552/hypertension-induced-enhanced-myogenic-constriction-of-cerebral-arteries-is-preserved-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#5
Nikolett Szarka, Krisztina Amrein, Peter Horvath, Ivan Ivic, Endre Czeiter, Andras Buki, Akos Koller, Peter Toth
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was shown to impair pressure-induced myogenic response of cerebral arteries, which is associated with vascular and neural dysfunction and increased mortality of TBI patients. Hypertension was shown to enhance myogenic tone of cerebral arteries via increased vascular production of 20-hydroxyeicosatrienoic acid (HETE). This adaptive mechanism protects brain tissue form pressure/volume overload, but it can also lead to increased susceptibility to cerebral ischemia. Although both effects may potentiate the detrimental vascular consequences of TBI, it is not known how hypertension modulates the effect of TBI on myogenic responses of cerebral vessels...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220492/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-intratympanic-gadolinium-helps-differentiate-vestibular-migraine-from-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-disease
#6
Wenfang Sun, Ping Guo, Tongli Ren, Wuqing Wang
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To study the differential diagnosis of vestibular migraine (VM) and Ménière disease (MD) by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of intratympanic gadolinium. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Definite MD patients (n = 30) and definite or probable VM patients (n = 30) were included, and the two groups were age and sex matched. Three-dimensional real inversion recovery (3D-real-IR) MRI was performed 24 hours after bilateral intratympanic gadolinium to assess the presence and degree of endolymphatic hydrops (EH)...
February 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167018/dysequilibrium-in-a-5-year-old-child-with-intrameatal-vascular-loops-bilaterally
#7
Ming-Hsun Wen, Po-Wen Cheng, Yi-Ho Young
A 5 year-old boy was rather healthy until one month ago when loss of balance and muscle tone was noted by the parents. A battery of tests comprising electroencephalography, audiometry, caloric test and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) test were performed, yet all tests showed normal responses. Conversely, cervical VEMP (cVEMP) test showed delayed responses bilaterally. MR imaging demonstrated bilaterally intrameatal vascular loops extending into both internal auditory canals. After a 3-month medication, delayed cVEMPs were resolved and returned to normal cVEMPs bilaterally, accompanied by subsidence of dysequilibrium...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155571/the-augmentation-of-bk-channel-activity-by-nitric-oxide-signaling-in-rat-cerebral-arteries-involves-co-localized-regulatory-elements
#8
Barry D Kyle, Ramesh C Mishra, Andrew P Braun
Large conductance, Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) channels control cerebrovascular tone; however, the regulatory processes influencing these channels remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the cellular mechanisms underlying the enhancement of BK current in rat cerebral arteries by nitric oxide (NO) signaling. In isolated cerebral myocytes, BK current magnitude was reversibly increased by sodium nitroprusside (SNP, 100 μM) and sensitive to the BK channel inhibitor, penitrem-A (100 nM). Fostriecin (30 nM), a protein phosphatase type 2A (PP2A) inhibitor, significantly prolonged the SNP-induced augmentation of BK current and a similar effect was produced by sildenafil (30 nM), a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148533/inhibition-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-inward-rectifier-k-channels-restores-myogenic-tone-in-mouse-urinary-bladder-arterioles
#9
Nathan R Tykocki, Adrian D Bonev, Thomas Andrew Longden, Thomas J Heppner, Mark T Nelson
Prolonged decreases in urinary bladder blood flow are linked to overactive and underactive bladder pathologies. However, the mechanisms regulating bladder vascular reactivity are largely unknown. To investigate these mechanisms, we examined myogenic and vasoactive properties of mouse bladder feed arterioles (BFAs). Unlike similar-sized arterioles from other vascular beds, BFAs failed to constrict in response to increases in intraluminal pressure (5-80 mmHg). Consistent with this lack of myogenic tone, arteriolar smooth muscle cell membrane potential was hyperpolarized (-72...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119464/ser1928-phosphorylation-by-pka-stimulates-the-l-type-ca2-channel-cav1-2-and-vasoconstriction-during-acute-hyperglycemia-and-diabetes
#10
Matthew A Nystoriak, Madeline Nieves-Cintrón, Tommaso Patriarchi, Olivia R Buonarati, Maria Paz Prada, Stefano Morotti, Eleonora Grandi, Julia Dos Santos Fernandes, Katherine Forbush, Franz Hofmann, Kent C Sasse, John D Scott, Sean M Ward, Johannes W Hell, Manuel F Navedo
Hypercontractility of arterial myocytes and enhanced vascular tone during diabetes are, in part, attributed to the effects of increased glucose (hyperglycemia) on L-type CaV1.2 channels. In murine arterial myocytes, kinase-dependent mechanisms mediate the increase in CaV1.2 activity in response to increased extracellular glucose. We identified a subpopulation of the CaV1.2 channel pore-forming subunit (α1C) within nanometer proximity of protein kinase A (PKA) at the sarcolemma of murine and human arterial myocytes...
January 24, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104012/-simultaneous-triple-semicircular-canal-plugging-and-cochlear-implantation-in-advanced-meniere-s-disease
#11
D G Zhang, L Xu, Y C Han, Y F Lyu, J F Luo, Y W Li, R J Wang, Z M Fan, H B Wang
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of combining simultaneous triple semicircular canal plugging (TSCP) and cochlear implantation (CI) to treat vertigo and hearing loss in advanced Meniere's disease(MD) patients, so as to provide an alternative surgical procedure for treating this disorder. Methods: Data from seven patients, who were referred to our hospital and diagnosed with unilateral MD strictly meeting the criteria issued by Chinese Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Committee (2006), from Jan...
January 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099493/different-phenotypes-of-the-two-chinese-probands-with-the-same-c-889g-a-p-c162y-mutation-in-coch-gene-verify-different-mechanisms-underlying-autosomal-dominant-nonsyndromic-deafness-9
#12
Qi Wang, Peipei Fei, Hongbo Gu, Yanmei Zhang, Xiaomei Ke, Yuhe Liu
OBJECTIVES: By analyzing the different phenotypes of two Chinese DFNA9 families with the same mutation located in the intervening region between the LCCL and vWFA domains of cochlin and testing the functional changes in the mutant cochlin, we investigated the different pathogeneses for mutations in LCCL and vWFA domains. METHODS: Targeted next-generation sequencing for deafness-related genes was used to identify the mutation in the proband in family #208. The probands of family #208 and family #32 with the same p...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012000/differential-distribution-and-functional-impact-of-bk-channel-beta1-subunits-across-mesenteric-coronary-and-different-cerebral-arteries-of-the-rat
#13
Guruprasad Kuntamallappanavar, Shivantika Bisen, Anna N Bukiya, Alex M Dopico
Large conductance, Ca(2+)i- and voltage-gated K(+) (BK) channels regulate myogenic tone and, thus, arterial diameter. In smooth muscle (SM), BK channels include channel-forming α and auxiliary β1 subunits. BK β1 increases the channel's Ca(2+) sensitivity, allowing BK channels to negatively feedback on depolarization-induced Ca(2+) entry, oppose SM contraction and favor vasodilation. Thus, endothelial-independent vasodilation can be evoked though targeting of SM BK β1 by endogenous ligands, including lithocholate (LCA)...
December 24, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008617/n-cadherin-a-novel-and-rapidly-remodelling-site-involved-in-vasoregulation-of-small-cerebral-arteries
#14
Zhe Sun, Min Li, Zhaohui Li, Michael A Hill, Gerald A Meininger
KEY POINTS: N-cadherin formed punctate adherens junctions (AJ) along the borders between vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in the pressurized rat superior cerebellar artery. The formation of N-cadherin AJs in the vessel wall depends on the intraluminal pressure and was responsive to treatment with phenylephrine (PE) (10(-5)  m) and ACh (10(-5)  m). N-cadherin-coated beads were able to induce clustering of N-cadherin-enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) on the plasma membrane of isolated VSMCs, whereas treatment with PE (10(-5)  m) or sodium nitroprusside (10(-5)  m) induced a significant increase or decrease in the N-cadherin-EGFP clustering, respectively...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861193/a-comparison-of-surgical-treatments-for-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-a-systematic-review
#15
Fuat Ziylan, Ahmet Kinaci, Andy J Beynon, Henricus P M Kunst
OBJECTIVE: We investigate the postoperative subjective and objective outcomes of different surgical treatments for superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD): vestibular signs, auditory signs, vestibular evoked myogenic potential test, pure tone audiogram, speech audiogram, or video-nystagmography. DATA SOURCES: An electronic search performed in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases on 15th of September 2015. A systematic search was conducted. Articles were included if written in English, Dutch, German, or French language...
January 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842540/the-impact-of-low-frequency-low-force-cyclic-stretching-of-human-bronchi-on-airway-responsiveness
#16
Morgan Le Guen, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Emmanuel Naline, Amparo Buenestado, Marion Brollo, Elisabeth Longchampt, Philippe Kleinmann, Philippe Devillier, Christophe Faisy
BACKGROUND: In vivo, the airways are constantly subjected to oscillatory strain (due to tidal breathing during spontaneous respiration) and (in the event of mechanical ventilation) positive pressure. This exposure is especially problematic for the cartilage-free bronchial tree. The effects of cyclic stretching (other than high-force stretching) have not been extensively characterized. Hence, the objective of the present study was to investigate the functional and transcriptional response of human bronchi to repetitive mechanical stress caused by low-frequency, low-force cyclic stretching...
November 14, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834534/vestibular-balance-microvascular-and-white-matter-neuroimaging-characteristics-of-blast-injuries-and-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-four-case-reports
#17
Ramtilak Gattu, Faith W Akin, Anthony T Cacace, Courtney D Hall, Owen D Murnane, E Mark Haacke
BACKGROUND: Case reports are presented on four Veterans, aged 29-46 years, who complained of chronic dizziness and/or postural instability following blast exposures. Two of the four individuals were diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury and three of the four were exposed to multiple blasts. Comprehensive vestibular, balance, gait, audiometry and neuroimaging procedures were used to characterize their injuries. CASE REPORT: Vestibular assessment included videonystagmography, rotary chair and cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821617/increased-notch3-activity-mediates-pathological-changes-in-structure-of-cerebral-arteries
#18
Celine Baron-Menguy, Valérie Domenga-Denier, Lamia Ghezali, Frank M Faraci, Anne Joutel
CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy With Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy), the most frequent genetic cause of stroke and vascular dementia, is caused by highly stereotyped mutations in the NOTCH3 receptor, which is predominantly expressed in vascular smooth muscle. The well-established TgNotch3(R169C) mouse model develops characteristic features of the human disease, with deposition of NOTCH3 and other proteins, including TIMP3 (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 3), on brain vessels, as well as reduced maximal dilation, and attenuated myogenic tone of cerebral arteries, but without elevated blood pressure...
January 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814311/effects-of-acoustic-stimulus-duration-on-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-a-neurophysiological-and-modeling-study
#19
A Ciardo, N El Assawy, S Mauro, L Priano
OBJECTIVE: To analyze and model the effects of acoustic stimulus duration on cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs). DESIGN: Subjects with normal hearing and no vestibular or cervical disorders were tested using 1 kHz tone bursts (TBs) of different durations to evoke cVEMPs from the ipsilateral sternocleidomastoid muscle. VEMP modeling was performed in Labview. RESULTS: The increase in TB duration initially resulted in a non-linear increase in cVEMP amplitude, followed by more complex cVEMP modifications that were mainly related to the appearance of a new wave (nX) that interfered with n23...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802209/comparative-study-between-microvascular-tone-regulation-and-rheological-properties-of-blood-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
N Antonova, K Tsiberkin, S Podtaev, V Paskova, I Velcheva, N Chaushev
The aim of the study is to investigate the changes of the skin blood flow responses to cold stress in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 through wavelet analysis of the peripheral skin temperature oscillations and to estimate their relationship with the blood viscosity values. The amplitudes of the skin temperature pulsations (ASTP) were monitored by "Microtest" device ("FM-Diagnostics", Russia); the whole blood viscosity and the shear stresses were measured by Contraves LS30 viscometer (Switzerland) at a steady flow in 9 healthy subjects and in 30 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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