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Autonomic system -- concussion and sport

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By David Rhine MD FRCPC. Emergency medicine. Special interest in concussion management.
Melissa Paniccia, Lee Verweel, Scott Thomas, Tim Taha, Michelle Keightley, Katherine E Wilson, Nick Reed
Background: Heart rate variability (HRV) is a non-invasive neurophysiological measure of autonomic nervous system regulation emerging in concussion research. To date, most concussion studies have focused on the university-aged athlete with no research examining healthy active youths. Corroborating changes in HRV alongside traditional subjective self-report measures (concussion symptoms) in the non-concussed state provides a foundation for interpreting change following concussion. The objectives were to (1) explore the influence of age and sex on HRV and (2) examine the relationship between HRV and baseline/pre-injury concussion symptom domains (physical, cognitive, emotional, and fatigue) in healthy youth athletes...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
Amy C Arnold, Jessica Ng, Satish R Raj
Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome that has gained increasing interest over the past few decades due to its increasing prevalence and clinical impact on health-related quality of life. POTS is clinically characterized by sustained excessive tachycardia upon standing that occurs in the absence of significant orthostatic hypotension and other medical conditions and or medications, and with chronic symptoms of orthostatic intolerance. POTS represents one of the most common presentations of syncope and presyncope secondary to autonomic dysfunction in emergency rooms and in cardiology, neurology, and primary care clinics...
February 28, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Alexander D Wright, Jonathan D Smirl, Kelsey Bryk, Paul van Donkelaar
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether acute sports-related concussion (SRC) exerts differential effects on cerebral autoregulatory properties during systole versus diastole. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-six contact-sport athletes tested preseason; 14 sustained a concussion and completed follow-up testing at 72 hours, 2 weeks, and 1 month post-injury. Five minutes of repetitive squat-stand maneuvers induced blood pressure (BP) oscillations at both 0.05 and 0...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Richard A Armstrong
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its associated concussion are major causes of disability and death. All ages can be affected but children, young adults and the elderly are particularly susceptible. A decline in mortality has resulted in many more individuals living with a disability caused by TBI including those affecting vision. This review describes: (1) the major clinical and pathological features of TBI; (2) the visual signs and symptoms associated with the disorder; and (3) discusses the assessment of quality of life and visual rehabilitation of the patient...
February 28, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Veera K van Wijnen, Dik Ten Hove, Reinold O B Gans, Wybe Nieuwland, Arie M van Roon, Jan C Ter Maaten, Mark P M Harms
INTRODUCTION: Orthostasis is a frequent trigger for (pre)syncope but some forms of orthostatic (pre)syncope have a worse prognosis than others. Routine assessment of orthostatic BP in the ED can detect classic orthostatic hypotension, but often misses these other forms of orthostatic (pre)syncope. This study aimed to determine the frequency of abnormal orthostatic BP recovery patterns in patients with (pre)syncope by using continuous non-invasive BP monitoring. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study in suspected patients with (pre)syncope in the ED of a tertiary care teaching hospital between January and August 2014...
January 24, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Jeffrey R Boris, Thomas Bernadzikowski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and evaluate demographic and clinical features of paediatric patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in a tertiary hospital speciality clinic. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of clinical data obtained during initial outpatient evaluation. RESULTS: A total of 708 patients met the evaluation criteria. Female patients outnumbered males, 3.45:1. Caucasians were over-represented at 94...
January 23, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
Mikio Hiura, Tadashi Nariai, Muneyuki Sakata, Akitaka Muta, Kenji Ishibashi, Kei Wagatsuma, Tetsuro Tago, Jun Toyohara, Kenji Ishii, Taketoshi Maehara
Dynamic exercise elicits fluctuations in blood pressure (BP) and cerebral blood flow (CBF). This study investigated responses in BP and CBF during cycling exercise and post-exercise hypotension (PEH) using positron emission tomography (PET). CBF was measured using oxygen-15-labeled water (H215O) and PET in 11 human subjects at rest (Rest), at the onset of exercise (Ex1), later in the exercise (Ex2), and during PEH. Global CBF significantly increased by 13% at Ex1 compared with Rest, but was unchanged at Ex2 and during PEH...
January 22, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Catherine Quatman-Yates, Anna Bailes, Sara Constand, Mary Claire Sroka, Katharine Nissen, Brad Kurowski, Jason Hugentobler
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review the literature to identify and summarize strategies for evaluating responses to physical exertion after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) for clinical and research purposes. DATA SOURCES: PubMed and EBSCOHost through December 31, 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Two independent reviewers selected studies based on the following criteria: 1) inclusion of participants with mTBI/concussion, 2) use of a measurement of physiological or psychosomatic response to exertion, 3) a repeatable description of the exertion protocol was provided, 4) a sample of at least 10 participants with a mean age between 8-65 years, and 5) the article was in English...
December 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
John J Leddy, Andrea L Hinds, Jeffrey Miecznikowski, Scott Darling, Jason Matuszak, John G Baker, John Picano, Barry Willer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate (1) systematic assessment of exercise tolerance in adolescents shortly after sport-related concussion (SRC) and (2) the prognostic utility of such assessment. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: University and community sports medicine centers. PARTICIPANTS: Adolescents with SRC (1-9 days from injury). Sixty-five were randomized and 54 completed the study (mean age 15 years, 4 days after injury)...
January 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Ernest Lai, Kenny Boyd, David Albert, Mario Ciocca, Eugene H Chung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
Michael F La Fountaine
Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain that is induced by the application or transmission of traumatic biomechanical forces to the head. The result of the impact is the onset of transient symptoms that may be experienced for approximately 2weeks in most individuals. However, in some individuals, symptoms may not resolve and persist for a protracted period and a chronic injury ensues. Concussion symptoms are generally characterized by their emergence through changes in affect, cognition, or multi-sensory processes including the visual and vestibular systems...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
Scott A Bishop, Ryan T Dech, Przemyslaw Guzik, J Patrick Neary
Finding sensitive and specific markers for sports-related concussion is both challenging and clinically important. Such biomarkers might be helpful in the management of patients with concussion (i.e. diagnosis, monitoring and risk prediction). Among many parameters, blood flow-pressure metrics and heart rate variability (HRV) have been used to gauge concussion outcomes. Reports on the relation between HRV and both acute and prolonged concussion recovery are conflicting. While some authors report on differences in the low-frequency (LF) component of HRV during postural manipulations and postexercise conditions, others observe no significant differences in various HRV measures...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Thorsten Kamlarczyk Rasmussen, John Hansen, Phillip A Low, Paola Sandroni, Wolfgang Singer, Troels Staehelin Jensen, Astrid Juhl Terkelsen
BACKGROUND: The deep breathing test (DB) and Valsalva maneuver (VM) are used to detect autonomic dysfunction. The VM induces sympathetically mediated changes in blood pressure (phase II late, phase IV, and recovery time) and both tests induce vagally mediated heart rate changes. There is limited information on effects of key variables, compliance with testing and the effects of non-compliance This study has twin goals of evaluating compliance with standard instructions and the effects of changes in key variables...
October 18, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Landon Lempke, Abbis Jaffri, Nicholas Erdman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 27, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Katrina G Ritter, Matthew J Hussey, Tamara C Valovich McLeod
Clinical Scenario: Patients who experience prolonged concussion symptoms can be diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) when those symptoms persist past 4 weeks. Aerobic exercise protocols have been shown to be effective in improving physical and mental aspects of health. Emerging research suggests that aerobic exercise maybe useful as a treatment for PCS, where exercise allows patients to feel less isolated and more active during the recovery process. CLINICAL QUESTION: Is aerobic exercise more beneficial in reducing symptoms than current standard care in patients with prolonged symptoms or PCS lasting longer than 4 weeks? Summary of Key Findings: After a thorough literature search, 4 studies were selected relevant to the clinical question...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Jin H Lee, David R Howell, William P Meehan, Grant L Iverson, Andrew J Gardner
BACKGROUND: The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-Third Edition (SCAT3) is currently considered the standard sideline assessment for concussions. In-game exercise, however, may affect SCAT3 performance and the diagnosis of concussions. PURPOSE: To examine the influence of exercise on SCAT3 performance in professional male athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: We examined the SCAT3 performance of 82 professional male athletes under 2 conditions: at rest and after exercise...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
David S Goldstein, Irwin J Kopin
In this review we describe a series of major concepts introduced during the past 150years that have contributed to our current understanding about how physiological processes required for well-being and survival are regulated. One can theorize that hierarchical networks involving input-output relationships continuously orchestrate and learn adaptive patterns of observable behaviors, cognition, memory, mood, and autonomic systems. Taken together, these networks function as "good regulators" determining levels of internal variables and act as if there were homeostatic comparators ("homeostats")...
September 5, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Raphael Martins de Abreu, PatrĂ­cia Rehder-Santos, Vinicius Minatel, Gabriela Lopes Dos Santos, Aparecida Maria Catai
PURPOSE: To carry out a systematic review to determine if inspiratory muscle training (IMT) promotes changes in cardiovascular autonomic responses in humans. METHODS: The methodology followed the PRISMA statement for reporting systematic review analysis. MEDLINE, PEDro, SCOPUS and PubMed electronic databases were searched from the inception to March 2017. The quality assessment was performed using a PEDro scale. The articles were included if: (1) primary objective was related to the effects of IMT on the cardiovascular autonomic nervous system, and (2) randomized clinical trials and quasi-experimental studies...
December 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Susan Mirow, Steffanie H Wilson, Lindell K Weaver, Susan Churchill, Kayla Deru, Anne S Lindblad
Heart rate variability (HRV) represents measurable output of coordinated structural and functional systems within the body and brain. Both mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and HRV are modulated by changes in autonomic nervous system function. We present baseline HRV results from an ongoing mTBI clinical trial. HRV was assessed via 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography; recordings were segmented by physiological state (sleep, wakefulness, exercise, standing still). Time, frequency, and spatial domain measures were summarized and compared with symptoms, sleep quality, and neurological examination...
August 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
Melissa Paniccia, David Paniccia, Scott Thomas, Tim Taha, Nick Reed
BACKGROUND: Heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of cardiac autonomic nervous system functioning, has emerged as a physiological indicator for emotional regulation and psychological well-being. HRV is understudied in the context of depression and anxiety in young people (10-24years old). Main objectives: (1) describe the nature and breadth of reviewed studies; and (2) synthesize main findings in the context of clinical and non-clinical populations of young people with depression and/or anxiety...
August 26, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
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