Central Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of any component of the brain (including the cerebral hemispheres, diencephalon, brain stem, and cerebellum) or the spinal cord.Autonomic Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of the parasympathetic or sympathetic divisions of the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; which has components located in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Autonomic dysfunction may be associated with HYPOTHALAMIC DISEASES; BRAIN STEM disorders; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. Manifestations include impairments of vegetative functions including the maintenance of BLOOD PRESSURE; HEART RATE; pupil function; SWEATING; REPRODUCTIVE AND URINARY PHYSIOLOGY; and DIGESTION.Autonomic Nervous System: The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.Central Nervous System Viral Diseases: Viral infections of the brain, spinal cord, meninges, or perimeningeal spaces.Meningoencephalitis: An inflammatory process involving the brain (ENCEPHALITIS) and meninges (MENINGITIS), most often produced by pathogenic organisms which invade the central nervous system, and occasionally by toxins, autoimmune disorders, and other conditions.Central Nervous System Infections: Pathogenic infections of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges. DNA VIRUS INFECTIONS; RNA VIRUS INFECTIONS; BACTERIAL INFECTIONS; MYCOPLASMA INFECTIONS; SPIROCHAETALES INFECTIONS; fungal infections; PROTOZOAN INFECTIONS; HELMINTHIASIS; and PRION DISEASES may involve the central nervous system as a primary or secondary process.Central Nervous System: The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: A rare, slowly progressive encephalitis caused by chronic infection with the MEASLES VIRUS. The condition occurs primarily in children and young adults, approximately 2-8 years after the initial infection. A gradual decline in intellectual abilities and behavioral alterations are followed by progressive MYOCLONUS; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; SEIZURES; DEMENTIA; autonomic dysfunction; and ATAXIA. DEATH usually occurs 1-3 years after disease onset. Pathologic features include perivascular cuffing, eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions, neurophagia, and fibrous gliosis. It is caused by the SSPE virus, which is a defective variant of MEASLES VIRUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp767-8)AIDS Dementia Complex: A neurologic condition associated with the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and characterized by impaired concentration and memory, slowness of hand movements, ATAXIA, incontinence, apathy, and gait difficulties associated with HIV-1 viral infection of the central nervous system. Pathologic examination of the brain reveals white matter rarefaction, perivascular infiltrates of lymphocytes, foamy macrophages, and multinucleated giant cells. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp760-1; N Engl J Med, 1995 Apr 6;332(14):934-40)Brain Diseases: Pathologic conditions affecting the BRAIN, which is composed of the intracranial components of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This includes (but is not limited to) the CEREBRAL CORTEX; intracranial white matter; BASAL GANGLIA; THALAMUS; HYPOTHALAMUS; BRAIN STEM; and CEREBELLUM.Maus Elberfeld virus: A strain of ENCEPHALOMYOCARDITIS VIRUS, a species of CARDIOVIRUS, usually causing an inapparent intestinal infection in mice. A small number of mice may show signs of flaccid paralysis.Cerebrospinal Fluid: A watery fluid that is continuously produced in the CHOROID PLEXUS and circulates around the surface of the BRAIN; SPINAL CORD; and in the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES.Meninges: The three membranes that cover the BRAIN and the SPINAL CORD. They are the dura mater, the arachnoid, and the pia mater.Demyelinating Diseases: Diseases characterized by loss or dysfunction of myelin in the central or peripheral nervous system.Enterovirus InfectionsHeart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.Parasympathetic Nervous System: The craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system. The cell bodies of the parasympathetic preganglionic fibers are in brain stem nuclei and in the sacral spinal cord. They synapse in cranial autonomic ganglia or in terminal ganglia near target organs. The parasympathetic nervous system generally acts to conserve resources and restore homeostasis, often with effects reciprocal to the sympathetic nervous system.Astrocytes: A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system - the largest and most numerous neuroglial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes (from "star" cells) are irregularly shaped with many long processes, including those with "end feet" which form the glial (limiting) membrane and directly and indirectly contribute to the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER. They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, and "reactive astrocytes" (along with MICROGLIA) respond to injury.Neurons: The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.Sympathetic Nervous System: The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.Nervous System: The entire nerve apparatus, composed of a central part, the brain and spinal cord, and a peripheral part, the cranial and spinal nerves, autonomic ganglia, and plexuses. (Stedman, 26th ed)Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Ganglionic Blockers: Agents having as their major action the interruption of neural transmission at nicotinic receptors on postganglionic autonomic neurons. Because their actions are so broad, including blocking of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, their therapeutic use has been largely supplanted by more specific drugs. They may still be used in the control of blood pressure in patients with acute dissecting aortic aneurysm and for the induction of hypotension in surgery.Autonomic Denervation: The removal or interruption of some part of the autonomic nervous system for therapeutic or research purposes.Vagus Nerve: The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).Autonomic Pathways: Nerves and plexuses of the autonomic nervous system. The central nervous system structures which regulate the autonomic nervous system are not included.Autonomic Agents: Agents affecting the function of, or mimicking the actions of, the autonomic nervous system and thereby having an effect on such processes as respiration, circulation, digestion, body temperature regulation, certain endocrine gland secretions, etc.Galvanic Skin Response: A change in electrical resistance of the skin, occurring in emotion and in certain other conditions.Autonomic Nerve Block: Interruption of sympathetic pathways, by local injection of an anesthetic agent, at any of four levels: peripheral nerve block, sympathetic ganglion block, extradural block, and subarachnoid block.Lamin Type A: A subclass of developmentally regulated lamins having a neutral isoelectric point. They are found to disassociate from nuclear membranes during mitosis.Arrhythmia, Sinus: Irregular HEART RATE caused by abnormal function of the SINOATRIAL NODE. It is characterized by a greater than 10% change between the maximum and the minimum sinus cycle length or 120 milliseconds.Heart Conduction System: An impulse-conducting system composed of modified cardiac muscle, having the power of spontaneous rhythmicity and conduction more highly developed than the rest of the heart.Cardiovascular Physiological Processes: Biological actions and events that support the functions of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Digestive System Diseases: Diseases in any part of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT or the accessory organs (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).Electrocardiography: Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.Electrocardiography, Ambulatory: Method in which prolonged electrocardiographic recordings are made on a portable tape recorder (Holter-type system) or solid-state device ("real-time" system), while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It is useful in the diagnosis and management of intermittent cardiac arrhythmias and transient myocardial ischemia.Enteric Nervous System: Two ganglionated neural plexuses in the gut wall which form one of the three major divisions of the autonomic nervous system. The enteric nervous system innervates the gastrointestinal tract, the pancreas, and the gallbladder. It contains sensory neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons. Thus the circuitry can autonomously sense the tension and the chemical environment in the gut and regulate blood vessel tone, motility, secretions, and fluid transport. The system is itself governed by the central nervous system and receives both parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation. (From Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessel, Principles of Neural Science, 3d ed, p766)Atropine: An alkaloid, originally from Atropa belladonna, but found in other plants, mainly SOLANACEAE. Hyoscyamine is the 3(S)-endo isomer of atropine.Trimethaphan: A nicotinic antagonist that has been used as a ganglionic blocker in hypertension, as an adjunct to anesthesia, and to induce hypotension during surgery.Peripheral Nervous System: The nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system has autonomic and somatic divisions. The autonomic nervous system includes the enteric, parasympathetic, and sympathetic subdivisions. The somatic nervous system includes the cranial and spinal nerves and their ganglia and the peripheral sensory receptors.Dysautonomia, Familial: An autosomal disorder of the peripheral and autonomic nervous systems limited to individuals of Ashkenazic Jewish descent. Clinical manifestations are present at birth and include diminished lacrimation, defective thermoregulation, orthostatic hypotension (HYPOTENSION, ORTHOSTATIC), fixed pupils, excessive SWEATING, loss of pain and temperature sensation, and absent reflexes. Pathologic features include reduced numbers of small diameter peripheral nerve fibers and autonomic ganglion neurons. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1348; Nat Genet 1993;4(2):160-4)Peripheral Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.Propranolol: A widely used non-cardioselective beta-adrenergic antagonist. Propranolol has been used for MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; ARRHYTHMIA; ANGINA PECTORIS; HYPERTENSION; HYPERTHYROIDISM; MIGRAINE; PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA; and ANXIETY but adverse effects instigate replacement by newer drugs.Heart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Cardiovascular System: The HEART and the BLOOD VESSELS by which BLOOD is pumped and circulated through the body.Cause of Death: Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.Baroreflex: A response by the BARORECEPTORS to increased BLOOD PRESSURE. Increased pressure stretches BLOOD VESSELS which activates the baroreceptors in the vessel walls. The net response of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM is a reduction of central sympathetic outflow. This reduces blood pressure both by decreasing peripheral VASCULAR RESISTANCE and by lowering CARDIAC OUTPUT. Because the baroreceptors are tonically active, the baroreflex can compensate rapidly for both increases and decreases in blood pressure.Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena: Processes and properties of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM as a whole or of any of its parts.Hexamethonium: A nicotinic cholinergic antagonist often referred to as the prototypical ganglionic blocker. It is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and does not cross the blood-brain barrier. It has been used for a variety of therapeutic purposes including hypertension but, like the other ganglionic blockers, it has been replaced by more specific drugs for most purposes, although it is widely used a research tool.Parasympatholytics: Agents that inhibit the actions of the parasympathetic nervous system. The major group of drugs used therapeutically for this purpose is the MUSCARINIC ANTAGONISTS.Circadian Rhythm: The regular recurrence, in cycles of about 24 hours, of biological processes or activities, such as sensitivity to drugs and stimuli, hormone secretion, sleeping, and feeding.Muscarinic Antagonists: Drugs that bind to but do not activate MUSCARINIC RECEPTORS, thereby blocking the actions of endogenous ACETYLCHOLINE or exogenous agonists. Muscarinic antagonists have widespread effects including actions on the iris and ciliary muscle of the eye, the heart and blood vessels, secretions of the respiratory tract, GI system, and salivary glands, GI motility, urinary bladder tone, and the central nervous system.Parasympathectomy: The removal or interruption of some part of the parasympathetic nervous system for therapeutic or research purposes.Valsalva Maneuver: Forced expiratory effort against a closed GLOTTIS.Autopsy: Postmortem examination of the body.Central Nervous System Neoplasms: Benign and malignant neoplastic processes that arise from or secondarily involve the brain, spinal cord, or meninges.Ganglia, Autonomic: Clusters of neurons and their processes in the autonomic nervous system. In the autonomic ganglia, the preganglionic fibers from the central nervous system synapse onto the neurons whose axons are the postganglionic fibers innervating target organs. The ganglia also contain intrinsic neurons and supporting cells and preganglionic fibers passing through to other ganglia.Norepinephrine: Precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and is a widespread central and autonomic neurotransmitter. Norepinephrine is the principal transmitter of most postganglionic sympathetic fibers and of the diffuse projection system in the brain arising from the locus ceruleus. It is also found in plants and is used pharmacologically as a sympathomimetic.Glycopyrrolate: A muscarinic antagonist used as an antispasmodic, in some disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, and to reduce salivation with some anesthetics.Catecholamines: A general class of ortho-dihydroxyphenylalkylamines derived from tyrosine.Chlorisondamine: A nicotinic antagonist used primarily as a ganglionic blocker in animal research. It has been used as an antihypertensive agent but has been supplanted by more specific drugs in most clinical applications.Massage: The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Arrhythmias, Cardiac: Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.Immune System Diseases: Disorders caused by abnormal or absent immunologic mechanisms, whether humoral, cell-mediated, or both.Pancreatic Polypeptide: A 36-amino acid pancreatic hormone that is secreted mainly by endocrine cells found at the periphery of the ISLETS OF LANGERHANS and adjacent to cells containing SOMATOSTATIN and GLUCAGON. Pancreatic polypeptide (PP), when administered peripherally, can suppress gastric secretion, gastric emptying, pancreatic enzyme secretion, and appetite. A lack of pancreatic polypeptide (PP) has been associated with OBESITY in rats and mice.Hypoventilation: A reduction in the amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli.Endocrine System Diseases: Pathological processes of the ENDOCRINE GLANDS, and diseases resulting from abnormal level of available HORMONES.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Adrenergic Agents: Drugs that act on adrenergic receptors or affect the life cycle of adrenergic transmitters. Included here are adrenergic agonists and antagonists and agents that affect the synthesis, storage, uptake, metabolism, or release of adrenergic transmitters.Psychophysiology: The study of the physiological basis of human and animal behavior.Oxymetazoline: A direct acting sympathomimetic used as a vasoconstrictor to relieve nasal congestion. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1251)Nervous System Physiological Phenomena: Characteristic properties and processes of the NERVOUS SYSTEM as a whole or with reference to the peripheral or the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Shy-Drager Syndrome: A progressive neurodegenerative condition of the central and autonomic nervous systems characterized by atrophy of the preganglionic lateral horn neurons of the thoracic spinal cord. This disease is generally considered a clinical variant of MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY. Affected individuals present in the fifth or sixth decade with ORTHOSTASIS and bladder dysfunction; and later develop FECAL INCONTINENCE; anhidrosis; ATAXIA; IMPOTENCE; and alterations of tone suggestive of basal ganglia dysfunction. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p536)Bradycardia: Cardiac arrhythmias that are characterized by excessively slow HEART RATE, usually below 50 beats per minute in human adults. They can be classified broadly into SINOATRIAL NODE dysfunction and ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK.Cardiography, Impedance: A type of impedance plethysmography in which bioelectrical impedance is measured between electrodes positioned around the neck and around the lower thorax. It is used principally to calculate stroke volume and cardiac volume, but it is also related to myocardial contractility, thoracic fluid content, and circulation to the extremities.Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Supine Position: The posture of an individual lying face up.Relaxation: Activity which reduces the feelings of tension and the effects of STRESS, PHYSIOLOGICAL.Neurosecretory Systems: A system of NEURONS that has the specialized function to produce and secrete HORMONES, and that constitutes, in whole or in part, an ENDOCRINE SYSTEM or organ.Adrenergic beta-Antagonists: Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Tilt-Table Test: A standard and widely accepted diagnostic test used to identify patients who have a vasodepressive and/or cardioinhibitory response as a cause of syncope. (From Braunwald, Heart Disease, 7th ed)Peripheral Nerves: The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.Vagus Nerve Stimulation: An adjunctive treatment for PARTIAL EPILEPSY and refractory DEPRESSION that delivers electrical impulses to the brain via the VAGUS NERVE. A battery implanted under the skin supplies the energy.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Respiration: The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).Atrial Function: The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the HEART ATRIA.Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted: Computer-assisted processing of electric, ultrasonic, or electronic signals to interpret function and activity.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Neuroimmunomodulation: The biochemical and electrophysiological interactions between the NERVOUS SYSTEM and IMMUNE SYSTEM.Magnetocardiography: The measurement of magnetic fields generated by electric currents from the heart. The measurement of these fields provides information which is complementary to that provided by ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY.Telemetry: Transmission of the readings of instruments to a remote location by means of wires, radio waves, or other means. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Epinephrine: The active sympathomimetic hormone from the ADRENAL MEDULLA. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic VASOCONSTRICTION and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the HEART, and dilates BRONCHI and cerebral vessels. It is used in ASTHMA and CARDIAC FAILURE and to delay absorption of local ANESTHETICS.Adrenergic Fibers: Nerve fibers liberating catecholamines at a synapse after an impulse.Head-Down Tilt: Posture while lying with the head lower than the rest of the body. Extended time in this position is associated with temporary physiologic disturbances.Pressoreceptors: Receptors in the vascular system, particularly the aorta and carotid sinus, which are sensitive to stretch of the vessel walls.Sympathectomy: The removal or interruption of some part of the sympathetic nervous system for therapeutic or research purposes.Arousal: Cortical vigilance or readiness of tone, presumed to be in response to sensory stimulation via the reticular activating system.Heart Rate, Fetal: The heart rate of the FETUS. The normal range at term is between 120 and 160 beats per minute.Nervous System Neoplasms: Benign and malignant neoplastic processes arising from or involving components of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, cranial nerves, and meninges. Included in this category are primary and metastatic nervous system neoplasms.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Respiratory Rate: The number of times an organism breathes with the lungs (RESPIRATION) per unit time, usually per minute.Adrenergic Neurons: Neurons whose primary neurotransmitter is EPINEPHRINE.Adrenergic Agonists: Drugs that bind to and activate adrenergic receptors.Hypotension, Orthostatic: A significant drop in BLOOD PRESSURE after assuming a standing position. Orthostatic hypotension is a finding, and defined as a 20-mm Hg decrease in systolic pressure or a 10-mm Hg decrease in diastolic pressure 3 minutes after the person has risen from supine to standing. Symptoms generally include DIZZINESS, blurred vision, and SYNCOPE.Reflex: An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.Adrenergic Antagonists: Drugs that bind to but do not activate ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS. Adrenergic antagonists block the actions of the endogenous adrenergic transmitters EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE.Ganglia, Sympathetic: Ganglia of the sympathetic nervous system including the paravertebral and the prevertebral ganglia. Among these are the sympathetic chain ganglia, the superior, middle, and inferior cervical ganglia, and the aorticorenal, celiac, and stellate ganglia.Hexamethonium Compounds: Compounds containing the hexamethylenebis(trimethylammonium) cation. Members of this group frequently act as antihypertensive agents and selective ganglionic blocking agents.Nerve Tissue ProteinsCohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Hypothalamus: Ventral part of the DIENCEPHALON extending from the region of the OPTIC CHIASM to the caudal border of the MAMMILLARY BODIES and forming the inferior and lateral walls of the THIRD VENTRICLE.Ganglionic Stimulants: Agents that mimic neural transmission by stimulation of the nicotinic receptors on postganglionic autonomic neurons. Drugs that indirectly augment ganglionic transmission by increasing the release or slowing the breakdown of acetylcholine or by non-nicotinic effects on postganglionic neurons are not included here nor are the nonspecific cholinergic agonists.Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Sympathetic Fibers, Postganglionic: Nerve fibers which project from sympathetic ganglia to synapses on target organs. Sympathetic postganglionic fibers use norepinephrine as transmitter, except for those innervating eccrine sweat glands (and possibly some blood vessels) which use acetylcholine. They may also release peptide cotransmitters.Electroacupuncture: A form of acupuncture with electrical impulses passing through the needles to stimulate NERVE TISSUE. It can be used for ANALGESIA; ANESTHESIA; REHABILITATION; and treatment for diseases.

System identification of closed-loop cardiovascular control mechanisms: diabetic autonomic neuropathy. (1/693)

We applied cardiovascular system identification (CSI) to characterize closed-loop cardiovascular regulation in patients with diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN). The CSI method quantitatively analyzes beat-to-beat fluctuations in noninvasively measured heart rate, arterial blood pressure (ABP), and instantaneous lung volume (ILV) to characterize four physiological coupling mechanisms, two of which are autonomically mediated (the heart rate baroreflex and the coupling of respiration, measured in terms of ILV, to heart rate) and two of which are mechanically mediated (the coupling of ventricular contraction to the generation of the ABP wavelet and the coupling of respiration to ABP). We studied 37 control and 60 diabetic subjects who were classified as having minimal, moderate, or severe DAN on the basis of standard autonomic tests. The autonomically mediated couplings progressively decreased with increasing severity of DAN, whereas the mechanically mediated couplings were essentially unchanged. CSI identified differences between the minimal DAN and control groups, which were indistinguishable based on the standard autonomic tests. CSI may provide a powerful tool for assessing DAN.  (+info)

Sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: potential importance of altered autonomic control of vasculature. (2/693)

Current evidence suggests that alterations in the autonomic function and abnormal vascular control play a significant role either as independent triggers themselves or as modifiers of ischaemia and tolerance to to arrhythmias. A combination of several factors--that is, arrhythmia, hypotension, altered autonomic function including vascular control, and ischaemia are therefore likely to act as triggers for sudden death. The relative contribution of each of these factors needs further detailed study.  (+info)

Precise genetic mapping and haplotype analysis of the familial dysautonomia gene on human chromosome 9q31. (3/693)

Familial dysautonomia (FD) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by developmental arrest in the sensory and autonomic nervous systems and by Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. We previously had mapped the defective gene (DYS) to an 11-cM segment of chromosome 9q31-33, flanked by D9S53 and D9S105. By using 11 new polymorphic loci, we now have narrowed the location of DYS to <0.5 cM between the markers 43B1GAGT and 157A3. Two markers in this interval, 164D1 and D9S1677, show no recombination with the disease. Haplotype analysis confirmed this candidate region and revealed a major haplotype shared by 435 of 441 FD chromosomes, indicating a striking founder effect. Three other haplotypes, found on the remaining 6 FD chromosomes, might represent independent mutations. The frequency of the major FD haplotype in the Ashkenazim (5 in 324 control chromosomes) was consistent with the estimated DYS carrier frequency of 1 in 32, and none of the four haplotypes associated with FD was observed on 492 non-FD chromosomes from obligatory carriers. It is now possible to provide accurate genetic testing both for families with FD and for carriers, on the basis of close flanking markers and the capacity to identify >98% of FD chromosomes by their haplotype.  (+info)

Noninvasive exploration of cardiac autonomic neuropathy. Four reliable methods for diabetes? (4/693)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to assess relevant information that could be provided by various mathematical analyses of spontaneous blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) variabilities in diabetic cardiovascular neuropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: There were 10 healthy volunteers and 11 diabetic subjects included in the study. Diabetic patients were selected for nonsymptomatic orthostatic hypotension in an assessment of their cardiovascular autonomic impairment. Cardiac autonomic function was scored according to Ewing's methodology adapted to the use of a Finapres device. The spontaneous beat-to-beat BP and HR variabilities were then analyzed on a 1-h recording in supine subjects. The global variabilities were assessed by standard deviation, fractal dimension, and spectral power. The cardiac baroreflex function was estimated by cross-spectral sequences and Z analyses. RESULTS: In diabetic patients, Ewing's scores ranged from 1 to 4.5, confirming cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction. In these diabetic patients, global indices of variabilities were consistently lower than in healthy subjects. Furthermore, some of them (standard deviation and fractal dimension of HR, spectral power of systolic blood pressure and HR) were significantly correlated with the Ewing's scores. The Z methods and the spectral analysis found that the cardiac baroreflex was less effective in diabetic subjects. However, the baroreflex sensitivity could not be reliably assessed in all the patients. The sequence method pointed out a decreased number of baroreflex sequences in diabetic subjects that was correlated to the Ewing's score. CONCLUSIONS: Indices of HR spontaneous beat-to-beat variability are consistently related to the degree of cardiac autonomic dysfunction, according to Ewing's methodology. The Z method and spectral analysis confirmed that the cardiac baroreflex was impaired in diabetic patients. These methods might be clinically relevant for use in detecting incipient neuropathy in diabetic patients.  (+info)

Natural history of diabetic gastroparesis. (5/693)

OBJECTIVE: The major aim of this study was to evaluate the prognosis of diabetic gastroparesis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Between 1984 and 1989, 86 outpatients with diabetes (66 type 1, 20 type 2; 40 male, 46 female) underwent assessment of solid and liquid gastric emptying and esophageal transit (by scintigraphy), gastrointestinal symptoms (by questionnaire), autonomic nerve function (by cardiovascular reflex tests), and glycemic control (by HbAlc and blood glucose concentrations during gastric emptying measurement). These patients were followed up in 1998. RESULTS: Of the 86 patients, solid gastric emptying (percentage of retention at 100 min) was delayed in 48 (56%) patients and liquid emptying (50% emptying time) was delayed in 24 (28%) patients. At follow-up in 1998, 62 patients were known to be alive, 21 had died, and 3 were lost to follow-up. In the group who had died, duration of diabetes (P = 0.048), score for autonomic neuropathy (P = 0.046), and esophageal transit (P = 0.032) were greater than in those patients who were alive, but there were no differences in gastric emptying between the two groups. Of the 83 patients who could be followed up, 32 of the 45 patients (71%) with delayed solid emptying and 18 of the 24 patients (75%) with delay in liquid emptying were alive. After adjustment for the effects of other factors that showed a relationship with the risk of dying, there was no significant relationship between either gastric emptying or esophageal transit and death. CONCLUSIONS: In this relatively large cohort of outpatients with diabetes, there was no evidence that gastroparesis was associated with a poor prognosis.  (+info)

Ischaemic enterocolitis complicating idiopathic dysautonomia. (6/693)

A previously fit 23 year old adult male who presented with a sudden onset of profound autonomic neuropathy, for which no cause could be found, is described. The patient subsequently developed ischaemic enterocolitis that ultimately necessitated colectomy and subtotal enterectomy. Potential neural and humoral mechanisms are discussed.  (+info)

Cardiovascular autonomic nervous system dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. (7/693)

Although peripheral and central nervous system involvement have been well recognized in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), autonomic nervous system (ANS) involvement has rarely been studied, and has shown conflicting results. We performed cardiovascular ANS assessment in 34 RA and 37 SLE patients, using standard cardiovascular reflex tests. The results in each patient were compared with age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Forty-seven percent of the RA patients and 19% of the SLE patients had symptoms suggesting ANS dysfunction. The heart rate variation in response to deep breathing was significantly decreased in both the RA and SLE patients (p = 0.001). This diminished heart rate response showed no correlation with the disease duration, the number of swollen joints, the Ritchie articular index, ESR, or rheumatoid factor in the RA group, or the disease duration, the SLEDAI score or ESR in the SLE group. The clinical significance of the diminished cardiovascular ANS response needs to be investigated.  (+info)

Apolipoprotein E4, cholinergic integrity and the pharmacogenetics of Alzheimer's disease. (8/693)

Recent evidence indicates that apolipoprotein E (apoE) plays a central role in the brain's response to injury. The coordinated expression of apoE and its receptors (the so-called LDL [low density lipoprotein] receptor family) appears to regulate the transport and internalization of cholesterol and phospholipids during the early phase of the re-innervation process in the adult brain. During dendritic remodelling and synaptogenesis, neurons progressively repress the synthesis of cholesterol in favour of cholesterol internalization through the apoE/LDL receptor pathway. The discovery a few years ago, that the apolipoprotein epsilon 4 allele found in 15% of the normal population is strongly linked to both sporadic and familial late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD), raises the possibility that a dysfunction of the lipid transport system associated with compensatory sprouting and synaptic remodelling could be central to the AD process. The role of apoE in the central nervous system is particularly important in relation to the cholinergic system, which relies to a certain extent on the integrity of phospholipid homeostasis in neurons. Recent evidence obtained by 4 independent research teams indicates that apo epsilon 4 allele directly affects cholinergic activity in the brain of AD subjects. It was also shown to modulate the drug efficacy profile of several cholinomimetic and noncholinomimetic drugs used for the treatment of AD patients.  (+info)

*List of diseases (A)

... type I Autonomic dysfunction Autonomic nervous system diseases Avoidant personality disorder Axial mesodermal dysplasia Axial ... This is a list of diseases starting with the letter "A". Diseases Alphabetical list 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T ... extrinsic allergic Alves Dos Santos Castello syndrome Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease, early-onset Alzheimer's disease ... Alpers disease Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency Alpha-2 deficient collagen disease Alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase deficiency ...

*Chronic fatigue syndrome

Tentative evidence suggests a relationship between autonomic nervous system dysfunction and diseases such as CFS, fibromyalgia ... Lyme disease), neuroendocrine diseases (such as thyroiditis, Addison's disease, adrenal insufficiency, Cushing's disease), ... encephalomyelitis appeared as an entry to the International Classification of Diseases under Diseases of the nervous system. ... Other diseases, listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include infectious diseases (such as Epstein-Barr ...

*Onuf's nucleus

Shy-Drager syndrome is a rare neurodegenerative disease that attacks the autonomic nervous system. Since the main symptom of ... Diseases characterized by disturbances in urination and defecation affect autonomic and Onuf's nucleus cells similarly. Both ... The urethra is controlled by the sympathetic, parasympathetic, and somatic divisions of the peripheral nervous system. The ... Lou Gehrig disease ) is a disease that causes degeneration of motoneurons that control voluntary muscle movement. Surprisingly ...

*Julia Newton

Her published research has been chiefly on the autonomic nervous system and its relation to disease especially in primary ... "Abnormalities in pH Handling by Peripheral Muscle and Potential Regulation by the Autonomic Nervous System in Chronic Fatigue ... She has also worked to establish a link between autonomic dysfunction and muscle fatigue linking POTS with abnormal muscle PH ... Legge, H.; Norton, M.; Newton, J.L. (Sep 2008). "Fatigue is significant in vasovagal syncope and is associated with autonomic ...

*Pure autonomic failure

A degenerative disease of the autonomic nervous system, symptoms include dizziness and fainting (caused by orthostatic ... Chapter 20 - Pure autonomic failure. Autonomic Nervous System. 117. Elsevier. pp. 243-257. doi:10.1016/b978-0-444-53491-0.00020 ... It is relevant to note that progression to central nervous system neurodegeneration can also occur. It is named for Samuel ... a lowered basal metabolism and signs of slight and indefinite changes in the nervous system. Each of these patients felt much ...

*Swallowing

... becomes a great concern for the elderly since strokes and Alzheimer's disease can interfere with the autonomic nervous system. ... The autonomic nervous system (ANS) coordinates this process in the pharyngeal and esophageal phases. Play media Prior to the ... The oral phase, which is entirely voluntary, is mainly controlled by the medial temporal lobes and limbic system of the ... IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. 45 (4): 465-477. doi:10.1109/THMS.2015.2408615. ISSN 2168-2291. Jestrović, Iva; ...

*Syncope (medicine)

... the cause of orthostatic hypotensive faints is structural damage to the autonomic nervous system due to systemic diseases (e.g ... The faint in this case is primarily caused by an abnormal nervous system reaction similar to the reflex faints. In general, ... amyloidosis or diabetes) or in neurological diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease). Factors that influence fainting are fasting ... The respiratory system may contribute to oxygen levels through hyperventilation, though a sudden ischaemic episode may also ...

*Joshua Harold Burn

The Autonomic Nervous System, 1963; Our most interesting Diseases, 1964; A Defence of John Balliol, 1970 Bulbring, E.; Walker, ... Burn worked on the internal control of the body by the auto(matic)nomic nervous system, carrying out seminal work on the ... Functions of Autonomic Transmitters, 1956; The Principles of Therapeutics, 1957; Drugs, Medicines and Man, 1962; ...

*Familial amyloid neuropathy

... are a rare group of autosomal dominant diseases wherein the autonomic nervous system and/or other nerves are compromised by ... The aggregation of one precursor protein leads to peripheral neuropathy and/or autonomic nervous system dysfunction. These ... different mutant subunits against amyloidogenesis halting the progression of peripheral neuropathy and autonomic nervous system ... Hammarström P, Wiseman RL, Powers ET, Kelly JW (January 2003). "Prevention of transthyretin amyloid disease by changing protein ...

*Outline of neuroscience

... and autonomic nervous systems. Stroke Parkinson's disease Alzheimer's disease Huntington's disease Multiple sclerosis ... Neurophysiology Neuroanatomy is the study of the anatomy of nervous tissue and neural structures of the nervous system. ... Neurophysiology is the study of the function (as opposed to structure) of the nervous system. Brain mapping Electrophysiology ... Neural oscillation Molecular neuroscience is a branch of neuroscience that examines the biology of the nervous system with ...

*Fritz Köberle

... view of the etiopathogeny of Chagas disease, characterizing it as a disease of the autonomic nervous system, which establishes ... by extensively quantifying the number of neurons of the autonomic nervous system in the Auerbach's plexus, that: 1) they were ... discoverer of the neurogenic mechanism of the chronic phase of Chagas disease, a human parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma ... By making good use of the extensive caseload of fatalities due to Chagas disease in the region of Ribeirão Preto and Southern ...

*Marfan syndrome

... spinal cysts and dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Each parent with the condition has a 50% risk of passing the ... The gene linked to the disease was first identified by Francesco Ramirez at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City in ... Although it is not proven how elevated TGF-β levels are responsible for the specific pathology that is seen with the disease, ... Most of the readily visible signs are associated with the skeletal system. Many individuals with Marfan syndrome grow to above- ...

*Neuroinformatics

Information about diseases and aging (autonomic nervous system, depression, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, addiction, memory ... Data from organs and systems (visual cortex, perception, audition, sensory system, pain, taste, motor system, spinal cord), ... the development of computational models of the nervous system and neural processes. In the recent decade, as vast amounts of ... The system is expected to provide access to all freely accessible human brain data and resources to the international research ...

*Goulstonian Lecture

"The Autonomic Nervous System in its Relation to Some Forms of Heart and Lung Disease: I. Heart Disease". BMJ. 2 (5038): 173-9. ... The Autonomic Nervous System in its Relation to Some Forms of Heart and Lung Disease 1958 Aubrey Leatham, Auscultation of the ... Feiling, A. (1922). "THE INTERPRETATION OF SYMPTOMS IN DISEASE OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: Abstract of the Goulstonian ... and Diseases of the Liver. 1793 John Latham 1794 Matthew Baillie On the Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System, in ...

*Kinesiology

... but also a new therapy for relieving and curing diseases, by affecting the autonomic nervous system, organs and glands in the ... Two distinct (but not incompatible) theories have emerged for how the nervous system coordinates redundant elements: ... there are effectively an unlimited number of ways the nervous system could achieve that task. This redundancy appears at ... Jones TA, Allred RP, Jefferson SC, Kerr AL, Woodie DA, Cheng SY, Adkins DL (June 2013). "Motor system plasticity in stroke ...

*Chagas disease

... explain why Chagas targets the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system and spares the sympathetic autonomic nervous system ... Management uniquely involves addressing selective incremental failure of the parasympathetic nervous system. Autonomic disease ... For example, intracellular amastigotes destroy the intramural neurons of the autonomic nervous system in the intestine and ... The disease cannot be cured in this phase, however. Chronic heart disease caused by Chagas disease is now a common reason for ...

*Ménière's disease

People may also experience additional symptoms related to irregular reactions of the autonomic nervous system. These symptoms ... in fully developed MD the balance system (vestibular system) and the hearing system (cochlea) of the inner ear are affected, ... Finally in 1995, the list was again altered to allow for degrees of the disease: Certain - Definite disease with ... Age-related Decline in the Vestibular System". Aging and Disease. 6 (1): 38-47. doi:10.14336/AD.2014.0128. ISSN 2152-5250. PMC ...

*Fecal impaction

Some diseases, such as Chagas disease, Hirschsprung's disease and others damage the autonomic nervous system in the colon's ... Specific diseases or conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, neurological disorders, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases ... Diseases of the colon and rectum. 45 (6): 833-5. doi:10.1007/s10350-004-6306-x. PMID 12072639. Fagelman, D; Warhit, JM; Reiter ... Diseases of the colon and rectum. 52 (3): 534-7. doi:10.1007/DCR.0b013e318199db36. PMID 19333059. Kumar, P; Pearce, O; ...

*Alexithymia

The failure to regulate emotions cognitively might result in prolonged elevations of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and ... neuroendocrine systems which can lead to somatic diseases. People with alexithymia also show a limited ability to experience ... Sifneos, PE (1967). "Clinical Observations on some patients suffering from a variety of psychosomatic diseases". Acta Medicina ... inflammatory bowel disease, and functional dyspepsia. Alexithymia is further linked with disorders such as migraine headaches, ...

*Autonomic neuropathy

... which affects the organs and the nervous system. Other chronic illnesses, such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and ... non-sensory nervous system (i.e., the autonomic nervous system), affecting mostly the internal organs such as the bladder ... Autonomic neuropathy is one cause of malfunction of the autonomic nervous system (referred to as dysautonomia), but not the ... Certain hereditary disorders can cause autonomic neuropathy. Autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks and ...

*Anorexia nervosa (differential diagnoses)

... which is a collection of various syndromes and diseases which affect the autonomic neurons of the autonomic nervous system (ANS ... PPachner, A. R. (1988). "Borrelia burgdorferi in the nervous system: The new "great imitator"". Annals of the New York Academy ... cysts that occur in the central nervous system such as dermoid cysts and arachnoid cysts can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms ... Diagnosis of Crohn's disease was made within 5 to 13 years."(Blanchet C, Luton JP. 2002)"This disease should be diagnostically ...

*Leigh disease

Dystonia, nystagmus, and problems with the autonomic nervous system suggest damage to the basal ganglia and brain stem ... As the disease progresses, the muscular system is debilitated throughout the body, as the brain cannot control the contraction ... This causes a chronic lack of energy in the cells, which leads to cell death and in turn, affects the central nervous system ... "NINDS Leigh's Disease Information Page". National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. NIH. 16 December 2011. ...

*Neuromodulation (medicine)

... initiative in bioelectric medicine in which the autonomic nervous system's impact on the immune system and inflammatory disease ... has a variety of central nervous system targets, depending on the target pathology. For Parkinson's disease central nervous ... of Neurostimulation of the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System for the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Ischemic Diseases: ... Stanton-Hicks M, Salamon J (1997). "Stimulation of the central and peripheral nervous system for the control of pain". J. Clin ...

*Shetland Sheepdog

If the disease progresses to its more damaging form, it could affect the autonomic nervous system and the dog may have to be ... It is an Autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. Clinical symptoms include hair loss or lack of ... Currently there is no treatment for either disease, but as both diseases (CEA and PRA) are hereditary it is possible to ... The disease manifests itself as alopecia on the top of the head, supra- and suborbital area and forearms as well as the tip of ...

*William Shell

Systems that developed techniques for transtelephonic monitoring of cardiac rhythm disturbances and autonomic nervous system ... Journal of Central Nervous System Disease. 2012 (4). doi:10.4137/JCNSD.S9381. PMC 3619436 . PMID 23650468. Shell, William E.; ... Journal of Central Nervous System Disease. 2014 (6). doi:10.4137/JCNSD.S13793. PMC 4197905 . PMID 25336998. [2][dead link] " ... "Administration of an Amino Acid-Based Regimen for the Management of Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction Related to Combat- ...

*Multiple system atrophy

Many people affected by multiple system atrophy experience dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which commonly ... MSA usually progresses more quickly than Parkinson's disease. There is no remission from the disease. The average remaining ... due to dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, and ataxia. This is caused by progressive degeneration of neurons in ... Autonomic nervous system dysfunction (impaired automatic body functions) including: postural or orthostatic hypotension, ...
Unrecognized and untreated Borrelia infection can progress from localized inflammation (erythema migrans) to early or late generalized stage within weeks to months. Meningoradiculitis, arthritis, multiple erythemas, myositis, and myocarditis of the early generalized stage have a good prognosis after antibiotic treatment, but late manifestations can progress to chronic disease. Phrenic nerve palsy, autonomic nervous system dysfunction and carditis with acute heart failure are among rare manifestations as well as late generalised stage with myelitis. We present a case of a patient with meningoradiculitis, autonomic nervous dysfunction, respiratory failure due to phrenic nerve palsy and acute heart failure with systolic myocardial dysfunction. The diagnosis of Borrelia infection was confirmed by positive serological testing, appropriate response to antibiotic therapy and exclusion of other diseases. Our case suggests that in unexplained respiratory failure and acute systolic myocardial dysfunction, ...
Autonomic nervous system dysfunction and serum levels of neurotoxic and neurotrophic cytokines in patients with cobalamin deficiency / Kobalamin eksikligi olan hastalarda otonom sinir sistemi bozuklugu ve norotoksik, norotropik sitokinlerin serum duzeyleri.
Doctors at Pelisyonkis Langones Dysautonomia Center specialize in managing autonomic disorders, which affect the bodys involuntary functions. Learn more.
Background: There are no studies of autonomic function comparing Alzheimers disease (AD), vascular dementia (VAD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinsons disease dementia (PDD).. Aims: To assess cardiovascular autonomic function in 39 patients with AD, 30 with VAD, 30 with DLB, 40 with PDD and 38 elderly controls by Ewings battery of autonomic function tests and power spectral analysis of heart rate variability. To determine the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension and autonomic neuropathies by Ewings classification.. Results: There were significant differences in severity of cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction between the four types of dementia. PDD and DLB had considerable dysfunction. VAD showed limited evidence of autonomic dysfunction and in AD, apart from orthostatic hypotension, autonomic functions were relatively unimpaired. PDD showed consistent impairment of both parasympathetic and sympathetic function tests in comparison with controls (all p,0.001) and AD (all p,0.03). ...
This is a Phase 3, multi-center, open-label study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ampreloxetine in subjects with primary autonomic failures (MSA, PD, and PAF) and snOH. The study consists of 3 periods: (i) 26-week treatment, (ii) 156-week treatment extension, and (iii) 2-week follow-up ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Reliability and validity of cardiovascular and vasomotor autonomic function tests. AU - Hartwig, Mary S.. AU - Cardoso, Sergio S.. AU - Hathaway, Donna. AU - Gaber, A. Osama. PY - 1994/1/1. Y1 - 1994/1/1. N2 - OBJECTIVE - To determine the reliability and validity of autonomic function tests (AFTs) as clinical tools for diagnosing diabetic autonomic dysfunction. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Twenty-one healthy control subjects and 21 insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) patients (11 with no symptomatology and 10 with symptomatic diabetic autonomic neuropathy [DAN]) were matched for age, and administered three standard cardiovascular tests and two new vasomotor tests of autonomic function. Each of the cardiovascular tests (change in heart rate [Δbpm], Valsalva ratio [VR], change in systolic blood pressure [ΔsBP]) and vasomotor tests (total pulse amplitude [TPA] and percent vasoconstriction [%VC]) were repeated within 1 week. Infrared photoplethysmography measured ...
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This study was performed to investigate the impact of autonomic dysfunction of the cardiovascular system and its association with the incidence of mortality in diabetic female rats that underwent ovarian hormone deprivation. In addition, we aimed to study the effects of exercise training, as a nonpharmacologic approach to treating diabetes and ovariectomy induced dysfunctions. Two important insights can be gained from the present study. First, the diabetic OVX rats presented increased autonomic dysfunction and mortality compared with normoglycemic rats. Second, TDO rats showed autonomic function improvement and a lower mortality than SDO rats.. Previous reports12,20 demonstrated that ovarian hormone deprivation in rats increases AP to levels higher than that observed in intact female and male rats.12,20-23 The AP values obtained in the SO rats in the present study were also increased in relation to the values documented in previous studies in intact female or male rats. Similarly, the incidence ...
Signs of autonomic dysfunction, although at times seemingly mysterious, can contribute to diagnostic clarification and clinical investigation. Even when sophisticated autonomic testing equipment is...
Diabetes is a complex condition that often causes a variety of complications, one of them being autonomic neuropathy (or autonomic dysfunction). From the digestive system to heart and blood vessels, autonomic neuropathy affects numerous body systems all at once. Its important your practice is prepared to diagnose and treat the wide range of symptoms that patients with this condition can experience.. Sudomotor dysfunction refers to the symptom of diabetic autonomic neuropathy that affects a persons sweat glands. Patients experiencing sudomotor dysfunction might sweat excessively, especially after eating even non-spicy foods and at night. Sudomotor dysfunction also causes patients to not sweat at all, even when its extremely hot outside. Sweat, of course, is needed to keep the body cool.. To diagnose sudomotor dysfuntion, along with other common features of diabetic autonomic neuropathy, your practice should invest in equipment that provides a precise evaluation of sweat gland function. The ...
Hi jhmom, welcome to the heart forum. I have bradycardia (low heart rate) for this I have a pacemaker, Sick Sinus Syndrom and a septial defect. I also have extremely low blood pressure due to an autonomic disorder that presented in august 05. My blood pressures some days get down to 70s/50s (and even lower) and I do pass out when I stand and even sitting up I have hullicunations and such. My bps have always been on the low side but not ever this low before. I have also had MS for over 5 years. When my heart and bp problems started in 8/05 before my diagnosis of the autonomic disorder my doctors had to take me off of each and every medication that I was on at the time as meds can be a huge factor to these type of problems. Also, to assess if there were any drug interactions going on too as over time these can develop even with medications that a person has taken for a while. I would assume that since you have lupus that you are on some medications? What I would say is if you dont have a family ...
This new edition of Autonomic Failure features numerous new chapters and makes diagnosis increasingly precise by fully evaluating the underlying anatomical and functional deficits, thereby allowing more effective treatment. It provides a rational guide to aid in the recognition and management of autonomic disorders for practitioners from a variety of fields, including neurology, cardiology, geriatric medicine, diabetology, and internal medicine.
This new edition of Autonomic Failure features numerous new chapters and makes diagnosis increasingly precise by fully evaluating the underlying anatomical and functional deficits, thereby allowing more effective treatment. It provides a rational guide to aid in the recognition and management of autonomic disorders for practitioners from a variety of fields, including neurology, cardiology, geriatric medicine, diabetology, and internal medicine.
In patients with type 2-diabetes and ischemic heart disease autonomic function might be seriously affected.. In the present study, markers of cardiac autonomic dysfunction, repolarization and respiration abnormalities will be assessed from Holter recordings and 30-minute recordings of high-resolution three dimensional ECG, non-invasive arterial blood pressure and respiratory activity.. The correlation between markers of cardiac autonomic dysfunction and markers of severity of type-2 diabetes will be assessed. Autonomic dysfunction is assumed present when both heart rate turbulence and deceleration capacity are abnormal (severe autonomic failure). Assessment of severity of diabetes includes levels of HbA1c and urine albumine, duration and treatment of diabetes, and diabetes related complications (nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy). ...
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease of increasing incidence and prevalence. Arterial baroreceptors are stretch-sensitive receptors, which in a reflex manner are involved in the homeostatic control of arterial blood pressure. Diabetic subjects have depressed baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), although the exact pathomechanisms are unclear. In this review, we discuss the features, clinicaland prognostic implications of reduced BRS for diabetic patients and the potential involvement of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy and atherosclerosis. Finally, we demonstrate evidence on interventions (e.g. pioglitazone, alpha-lipoic acid, leptin, fluvastatin, physicaltraining etc.) which could improve BRS and ameliorate cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in diabetic patients ...
3. Influence of autonomic nervous dysfunction characterizing effect of diabetes mellitus on heart rate. response and exercise capacity in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation for acute myocardial infarction.. Kasahara Y, Izawa K, Omiya K, Osada N, Watanabe S, Saitoh M, Matsunaga A, Masuda T. 1: Circ J. 2006 Aug;70(8):1017-25. Read abstract... ...
Notta protects the nervous system from the harmful effects of high loads and stress. Eliminates anxiety, fear, tension and anxiety. Have antidepressant effects, improves mood. The drug stabilizes the autonomic nervous system and has a strong psychoactivating property without any sedation. Promotes normalization of vegetative maintenance and reactivity of the autonomic nervous system, provides a quick and relatively stable effect of autonomic disorders. Restores disturbed physiological sleep and circadian cycle (sleep-wake) facilitates falling asleep, improves sleep quality without causing d ...
Research Design and Methods A battery of cardiovascular reflex tests was performed in 130 newly diagnosed IDDM patients aged 12-40 yr at mean blood glucose levels of 7.2 mM after insulin had been administered for 3-39 days. Age-dependent lower limits of normal of these tests were defined at the 2.3 percentile in 120 nondiabetic subjects. Tests of heart-rate variation (HRV) included the coefficient of variation (C.V.) and the low-frequency (LF), midfrequency (MF), and high-frequency (HF) bands of spectral analysis at rest, HRV during deep breathing (C.V., expiratory-inspiratory ratio, and mean circular resultant), Valsalva ratio, and maximum/minimum 30:15 ratio. In addition, spectral analysis on standing, the change in systolic blood pressure to standing, and diastolic blood pressure response to sustained handgrip were determined in 50 patients.. ...
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Modified neurotoxin comprising neurotoxin including structural modification, wherein the structural modification alters the biological persistence, preferably the biological half-life, of the modified neurotoxin relative to an identical neurotoxin without the structural modification. The structural modification includes addition or deletion of a leucine-based motif or parts thereof. In one embodiment, methods of making the modified neurotoxin include using recombinant techniques. In another embodiment, methods of using the modified neurotoxin to treat biological disorders include treating autonomic disorders, neuromuscular disorders or pains.
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It has been suggested that autonomic dysfunction constitutes a biomarker for early detection of the disease process in Parkinson disease (PD). Recent findings based on cardiac sympathetic and striatal dopaminergic imaging in the same patients indicat
To provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of late (complicated) Parkinsons disease (PD), based on a review of the literature. Complicated PD refers to patients suffering from the classical motor syndrome of PD along with other motor or non-motor complications, either disease-related (e.g. freezing) or treatment-related (e.g. dyskinesias or hallucinations). MEDLINE, Cochrane Library and INAHTA database literature searches were conducted. National guidelines were requested from all EFNS societies. Non-European guidelines were searched for using MEDLINE. Part II of the guidelines deals with treatment of motor and neuropsychiatric complications and autonomic disturbances. For each topic, a list of therapeutic interventions is provided, including classification of evidence. Following this, recommendations for management are given, alongside ratings of efficacy. Classifications of evidence and ratings of efficacy are made according to EFNS guidance. In cases where there is ...
International Scholarly Research Notices is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal covering a wide range of subjects in science, technology, and medicine. The journals Editorial Board as well as its Table of Contents are divided into 108 subject areas that are covered within the journals scope.
The diagnosis of autonomic neuropathy, which is considered an important cause of organic impotence [18, 46], is difficult. Symptoms of autonomic failure are not specific [37, 41, 50, 53], do not...
I have posted on here before about the episodes of overheating I get as my medication wears off ; my hair, face and back are drenched in sweat and my clothes become wringing wet. My consultant and PD...
I am bedridden 24/7 with severe M.E. I paid for a private doctor to visit me at home whom has an interest in autonomic dysfunction. I have orthostatic...
Twenty six patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus underwent a gastric emptying test, a gall bladder contraction test, an orocaecal transit study, and a colon transit test. Eleven patients had signs of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, 15 patients were without signs of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. Mean gastric clearance of radioopaque markers ingested with a meal averaged 29.5 (2.3) markers per six hours in subjects without cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy compared with 17.8 (2.3) markers per six hours in patients with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (p , 0.02). Gall bladder emptying in response to graded CCK8 stimulation was impaired in five of 11 patients with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, whereas it was normal in the patients without cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (p , 0.01). Oral caecal transit times were not significantly different in the two patient groups, whereas colonic transit was slower in the patients with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy ...
Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension is a disorder of noradrenergic neurotransmission. Its most familiar presentation is lightheadedness or even syncope on standing. We know that the basic mechanism is impaired norepinephrine release from postganglionic sympathetic nerve terminals, resulting in a decrease in blood pressure (BP) and reduced blood flow to vital organs, especially the brain, when one stands. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is defined as a fall in systolic BP of at least 20 mm Hg or in diastolic BP of at least 10 mm Hg within 3 minutes of standing. Symptoms may include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, vision changes, poor concentration, head and neck pain, and difficulty standing.[1] It could be due to an underlying neurologic condition or other factors. To get the conversation going, Billy, what are the non-neurologic causes of OH?Continue reading: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/835650. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Update on the evaluation, pathogenesis, and management of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. AU - Low, Phillip A.. PY - 1995/4. Y1 - 1995/4. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029279002&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029279002&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 11536688. AN - SCOPUS:0029279002. VL - 45. SP - S4-S5. JO - Neurology. JF - Neurology. SN - 0028-3878. IS - 4. ER - ...
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http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01316666?term=biaggioni&rank=1. This is a longitudinal observational study of participants between the ages of 18 and 80 who have neurogenic orthostatic hypotension with a drop in blood pressure (systolic - top number) of ≥30 mmHg within 5 minutes of standing. This study includes all the procedures in the Phenotype and Natural History of Primary Autonomic Disorders study, plus a medication trial (take the medication one time) to determine response to taking a drug called atomoxetine / Straterra. It involves follow-up communication every 6 months for 3 years. At year 3, participants may be invited back for a follow-up examination.. ...
Diabetic neuropathies; Diabetic Amyotrophy; Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy; Diabetic Neuralgia; Diabetic Polyneuropathy; Neuralgia, Diabetic. On-line free medical diagnosis assistant. Ranked list of possible diseases from either several symptoms or a full patient history. A similarity measure between symptoms and diseases is provided.
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common feature of sympathetic autonomic dysfunction and can lead to lightheadedness, weakness, dizziness, and syncope. It is defined as decrease in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mmHg within 3 minutes of standing. OH is associated with an increased incidence of cerebrovascular disease, myocardial infarction, and mortality. Non-pharmacological treatments may alleviate OH-related symptoms, however, are not sufficient when used alone. Pharmacological treatment is essential in managing OH. In this review, we aimed to discuss non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment options for OH. ...
For evaluating the clinical significance of QT interval prolongation in diabetics with cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN), 53 diabetic patients were followed-up for 5 years or to death and the results of cardiovascular function tests as well as the values of QT intervals were repeatedly determined. …
Define autonomic imbalance. autonomic imbalance synonyms, autonomic imbalance pronunciation, autonomic imbalance translation, English dictionary definition of autonomic imbalance. n. A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning. im·bal′anced adj. n a lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etc: the political imbalance of...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The effect of ageing on autonomic nervous system function. AU - Ingall, T. J.. AU - McLeod, J. G.. AU - OBrien, P. C.. PY - 1990. Y1 - 1990. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0025223817&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0025223817&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. VL - 20. SP - 570. EP - 577. JO - Internal Medicine Journal. JF - Internal Medicine Journal. SN - 1444-0903. IS - 4. ER - ...
The present data suggest that orthostatic hypotension is often present in Parkinsons disease. Symptomatic orthostatic hypotension is related to duration of disease, daily levodopa and bromocriptine dose, and the importance of systolic blood pressure fall during the standing procedure. Moreover, it was possible to identify postural events directly related to the fall in systolic blood pressure and to define a clinical score reflecting the severity of orthostatic hypotension.. Sir James Parkinson in his first description of shaking palsy reported the association of motor features with symptoms suggesting the involvement of the autonomic nervous system.19 More recently several investigators have reported the existence of autonomic disorders in the course of Parkinsons disease (for reviews see Korczyn1 and Streifler et al 2). Lewy bodies have been found in brain regions involved in activity of the autonomic nervous system, such as the locus coeruleus, dorsal vagal nucleus, and intermediolateral ...
Do You Have Autonomic Nervous System Diseases? Join friendly people sharing true stories in the I Have Autonomic Nervous System Diseases group. Find support forums, advice and chat with groups who share this life experience. Autonomic Nervous System ...
http://www.dysautonomiainternational.or ... php?ID=139 (link taken from Dr. Aratas facebook page) Conference topics include:* Overview of Primary Autonomic Disorders Pain Disorders Secondary Autonomic Dysfunction Exercise Financial Issues for the Dysautonomia Patient Caregiver Q A Youth Led Breakout Session Lobby Day Training ...
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS) and other cardiovascular autonomic nervous system dysfunction. I mentioned these in Part One. Poor automatic regulation of the heart rate and blood pressure is quite common. The actual number of affected patients is unclear, since no one has ever done a study to look at the prevalence of this in Sjogrens. A large survey in the UK showed all dysautonomias lumped together affect 55% of primary Sjogrens patients. This result was based on self-reported symptoms. Many were cardiovascular autonomic symptoms, but better studies need to be done. If you get dizzy or light headed when standing quickly, get tested. It takes a knowledgeable doctor (Ask: Do you know how to diagnose POTS?) and more time than allowed in a typical medical appointment to diagnose this. ...
Todays post from dressamed.com (see link below) is a no-nonsense and easy to understand article about autonomic neuropathy. For those of you who dont already know, this is nerve damage that affects many of the involuntary actions that we take for granted in our daily lives, such as breathing, digestion, sexual response, blood pressure and many more. The problem with autonomic neuropathy is that it creeps up on you over a period of time and can seriously affect the quality of your life. If youre worried you may be heading in this direction, or already know whats happening, read the article, talk to your doctor and do as much of your own research as possible. By using the search button to the right of this blog, you will find many more articles about autonomic neuropathy and how best to learn to live with it and treat its symptoms. ...
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Autonomic dysfunction has been described as a frequent complication of stroke that could involve the cardiac, respiratory, sudomotor, and sexual systems. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction after stroke is one of the most recognized and has been described to increase the rate of mortality and morbidity. METHODS: We report two cases of stroke-one hemorrhagic and one ischemic-and describe heart rate variability during the patients hospitalizations with improvement reported for each patient several days after stroke onset. RESULTS: The first case demonstrated autonomic dysfunction with severe reduction of HRV after a right parietal hemorrhagic stroke. The second case demonstrated similar findings in a patient with acute ischemic stroke. In both cases, normalization of heart rate variability occurred several weeks after stroke symptoms onset and was paralleled by a dramatic improvement of the clinical status. CONCLUSION: Our data established that serial HRV testing is a noninvasive tool
Eating all you want without gaining weight may sound like a blessing but remember, the main safe place the nuclear energy of calories can be stored is within the fat.. If the fat cells dont take up the excess energy within your blood stream correctly, this nuclear energy will flow into your brain and organs, and leads to a state described by metabolic experts as overnutrition.. Overnutrition is a critical component in the development of many common illnesses such as fatty liver disease, heart failure from cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus type 2, metastatic cancer, autonomic nervous system dysfunction as well as Alzheimers or Parkinsons disease.. People experiencing overnutrition from excessive caloric exposure have 4 major patterns.. The first is a rare pattern of an individual whose hunger is broken but their fat cells seem to suck in all available energy but dont release the energy as readily when its required. This pattern is rare but leads to excessive hunger and weight gain. Despite ...
Sleep is a complex physiological and behavioral state, which is needed for homeostasis at a cellular (neurons), organ (brain), and individual level, known to be fundamental for survival. Despite its importance, it is estimated that one third of the adult population is sleep deprived1 or complains about sleep disturbances.2. Sleep disorders, classified into 6 major categories according to the recent International Classification of Sleep Disorders,3 determine sleep fragmentation, which in turn induces autonomic nervous system dysfunction, increases inflammation, alters coagulation, and induces oxidative stress responses.4,5 Sleep deprivation (SD)/fragmentation has been linked to several pathological conditions, including stroke (in the present review, the term stroke always refers to ischemic stroke).6,7 In the first part of this review, we address the role of sleep modulation in the pathophysiology of brain ischemia (Figure 1),8-12 and we briefly discuss the current epidemiological evidence ...
You see, I was in this very same boat for far too many years. About 20 years back I started noticing symptoms: fatigue, depression, menstrual irregularities, and dizzy spells. I went to see my doc who did the usual TSH test and when it came back "normal", prescribed antidepressants. The antidepressants did help, but my menstrual problems intensified and other symptoms increased until I finally underwent a hysterectomy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Shortly thereafter, I collapsed with heart irregularities and autonomic nervous system dysfunction in the fall of 2006.. I went to over 10 different specialists spending thousands of dollars for medical bills with no real answers-just a lot of shrugged shoulders and a fibromyalgia diagnosis.. It wasnt until my mother was hospitalized and routine blood testing came back with a TSH of over 6 that I looked again at my own thyroid. My TSH was never above 3. I had one free T4 test done following my initial collapse but, again, all tests were flagged ...
Dr. Miller responded: Multiple submissions. Your question has already been answered on this site. I suggest a formal physical examination and if autonomic dysfunction see a neurologist. ED requires further investigation and evaluation.
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The autonomic function tests section offers a panel of tests to determine the integrity of the autonomic nervous system. These tests are useful in the evaluation of patients with ...
A 69 year old male referred to nephrology clinic for uncontrolled hypertension. During his follow up over two years, he developed renal disease and hypercalcemia. He was found to have monoclonal gammopathy (MGUS). Urinalysis was negative except for Monoclonal IgG on immunoelectrophoresis. Workup for malignancy was negative including chest X-ray and bone marrow biopsy. He progressed into renal failure and ended up on dialysis. Interestingly, the renal biopsy showed non-caseating granulomas, and the patient was diagnosed with renal confined sarcoidosis which is extremely rare. PPD was negative. He was treated with Prednisone 60 mg daily. Surprisingly, his kidney disease was not responsive to steroids. Despite improvement in his calcium with treatment, his kidney function did not improve and he remained on hemodialysis but needed to stay on small dose of Prednisone to keep his calcium under control. Our case is the first in the literature that demonstrates the natural history of renal-confined ...
Nutrition and The Autonomic Nervous System - The Scientific Foundations of The Gonzalez Protocol.. Even without the help of modern scientific. loop between the autonomic nervous system and the innate immunity.2. nutrition. autonomic dysfunction.The GAPS Nutritional Protocol is being used successfully by.Download PDF eBook Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System: The Scientific Foundations of the Gonzalez Protocol, The Scientific Foundations of the Gonzalez.Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System: The Scientific Foundations of the Gonzalez Protocol M.D. Nicholas J.Home Education Download Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System: The Scientific Foundations of the Gonzalez Protocol READ ONLINE.The way in which the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves interact.Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System: The Scientific Foundations of the Gonzalez Protocol at Amazon.com.The Autonomic Nervous System. Dr. Nimir Dr. Safa. Objectives Review ...
List of 20 disease causes of Autonomic neuropathy, patient stories, diagnostic guides. Diagnostic checklist, medical tests, doctor questions, and related signs or symptoms for Autonomic neuropathy.
I have had a 1000 blood tests. I keep showing low complement c3 and c4 and anticardioplipin antibodies (which Ive had for years) and now antithyroglobulin antibodies. So it seems as if something autoiimmune is going on, but the rheumatologist wont make the call on any one disease. I have anxiety crawling out of my skin. I think thats because the autonomic system is fight or flite and b/c Im terrified they cant find why this is happening. It feels very hyperthyroid to me but again, western medicine says is your labs are in range, impossible (altough mine is super low normal 0.55). I have all these weird head sensations, feel pressure in my eyes, etc. Now, instead of ***, Im frightened of this other three letter disease multiple system atrophy that has autonomic dysfunction. I have swapped one for the other. I cant believe what my life has become in these last 2 and a half years. I feel so sorry for all of us. So very sorry. I just live for getting through the day and crossing another one off ...
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Autonomic failure is a condition that occurs when the autonomic nervous system fails to function properly. Because the autonomic nervous system controls blood pressure and heart rate, autonomic failure can cause a rapid drop in blood pressure when standing. It can affect people with diabetes, degenerative neurological diseases and other conditions.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - AUTONOMIC NEUROPATHY IN LIVER DISEASE. AU - Kempler, P.. AU - Váradi, A.. AU - Szalay, F.. PY - 1989/12/2. Y1 - 1989/12/2. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0024350994&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0024350994&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1016/S0140-6736(89)91933-8. DO - 10.1016/S0140-6736(89)91933-8. M3 - Article. C2 - 2574273. AN - SCOPUS:0024350994. VL - 334. SP - 1332. JO - The Lancet. JF - The Lancet. SN - 0140-6736. IS - 8675. ER - ...
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We recently went to Mayo clinic to have him evaluated by their neurological autonomic dysfunction department. We thought that would be better than seeing a cardiologist who treats dysautonomia because we didnt think my son had any cardiac involvement in his autonomic issues. Our pediatrician didnt feel the cardiologists could help us either. My son did tilt table testing, blood and urine testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. We then saw a neurologist. He looked at the autonomic test results they had done and told me I was mistaken. My child was not overheating, he was having migraines. He believed the color changes, vomiting at school, etc. were all migraines and the school and I did not know what to look for. He told me what I was describing in my son sounded impossible and he could not believe it, I must be wrong. Keeping my son cool, dealing with his IEP & the school, trying to let him do some normal kid activities in our climate, is a nightmarish task. I doubted myself, second guessed ...
All of these eliminative reactions are in place to preserve your health. You want these mechanisms to be sharp and fully functional at all times, and ready to react to substances that are harmful to your cells. What you dont want is for these eliminative mechanisms to swing into high gear in response to substances that dont pose a real physiological threat to your cells.. Toxins that are produced by mold - also called mycotoxins - are examples of substances that you want to react to by sneezing and having watery eyes and a runny nose. Regular exposure to mycotoxins can contribute to the development of a wide variety of health challenges, including cancer, nervous system dysfunction, immune system dysfunction, diarrhea, and even rapid death.. Pollens from various types of grasses, weeds, and trees are examples of substances that dont pose the same physiological threats to your cells that some mycotoxins do; there is no real need for your body to activate a histamine-mediated response when ...
This study was undertaken to address the question of the prevalence of autonomic symptoms in patients with diabetes and to relate these findings to autonomic deficits. The present study is unique in that we use a comprehensive validated instrument, the ASP, consisting of 169 questions in 11 domains and relate the findings to a comprehensive battery of autonomic tests (CASS). Previously reported prevalences (e.g., 3-6) were either not true prevalences because the studies were not population based or were confined to a limited region or system. Other investigators have focused on defining the presence of autonomic deficits, usually impairment of heart rate variation (15-17).. The ratio of type 1 to type 2 diabetic patients in this population is somewhat larger than usually reported for white patients. This is mainly due to the use of the National Diabetes Data Group criteria for diabetes (milder type 2 diabetic patients being excluded) and use of strict criteria for type 1 diabetes (C-peptide ...
An analysis of the molecules and molecular mechanisms underlying nervous system function, development, and disease. We will explore the proteins that contribute to the unique structure and function of neurons, including an in-depth analysis of synaptic communication and the molecular processes that modify synapses. We will also study the molecular mechanisms that control brain development, from neurogenesis, neurite growth and synaptogenesis to cell death and degeneration. In addition to analyzing neural function, throughout the course we will also study nervous system dysfunction resulting when such molecular mechanisms fail, leading to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disease. Readings from primary literature will emphasize current molecular techniques utilized in the study of the nervous system. Three classroom hours and three hours of laboratory per week.. Requisite: Biology 19 and Chemistry 12. Limited to 30 students. Fall semester. Professor Graf.. If Overenrolled: Instructor ...
In this article we will discuss about the definition and types of autonomic nervous system in fishes. Definition of Autonomic Nervous System: The autonomic nerves in fishes, control the aperture of iris, blood pressure, blood flow through gills for oxygenation and blood supply to various parts of the body automatically. It controls heart performance, gastric […]. ...
Autonomic nervous system: Autonomic nervous system, in vertebrates, the part of the nervous system that controls and regulates the internal organs without conscious effort.
Even with mild neurological signs, patients with botulism frequently complain of autonomic symptoms. This study aimed at the evaluation of sudomotor and cardiovascular reflex functions by quantitative
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autonomic nervous system definition: The area of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates involuntary activity, since the intestines, heart, and glands, and that is divided in to the sympathetic neurological…
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Chronic hunger commonly is a result of Autonomic Dysfunction when the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches are not in balance.
By Sheri Colberg, PhD Diabetes-related damage to the central nervous system (autonomic neuropathy) can result in silent ischemia, hyperthermia, or lightheadedness with standing and during exercise.. Read More » ...
Just some of the reasons why Medilog Darwin HRV is so important.... Low HRV is considered as an independent marker of mortality risk but, it is important that the beat to beat variation is real and not caused by inaccuracies of the equipment due to poor sample rates and resolution. Medilog Darwin HRV provides the best beat to beat measurement available non-invasively, and is an ideal tool for detailed research into HRV and its associated conditions ...
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Children with ROHHAD are seemingly normal before the rapid-onset weight gain, making the diagnosis even more challenging to parents and health care personnel. Between 1.5 and 7 years of age, these children begin to manifest abnormalities that will evolve into the features of ROHHAD. Most commonly, the first sign is dramatic (often 20-30 pounds) and rapid (over 6 to 12 months) weight gain with associated abnormal increase in hunger (hyperphagia). This rapid-onset obesity is considered a sign of hypothalamic dysfunction (abnormality of the endocrine system). Other hypothalamic abnormalities may not be detected at the time of the rapid weight gain, but will be identified any time from months to years following the rapid-onset obesity. These other hypothalamic/endocrine abnormalities may include inability to maintain normal water balance in the body (leading to abnormally high or low sodium levels), high prolactin levels, low thyroid hormone, early or late puberty, and low cortisol among other ...
Pure autonomic failure (PAF), also known as Bradbury-Eggleston syndrome or idiopathic orthostatic hypotension, is a form of dysautonomia that first occurs in middle age or later in life; men are affected more often than women. A degenerative disease of the autonomic nervous system, symptoms include dizziness and fainting (caused by orthostatic hypotension), visual disturbances and neck pain. Chest pain, fatigue and sexual dysfunction are less common symptoms that may also occur. Symptoms are worse when standing; sometimes one may relieve symptoms by lying down. The pathology of pure autonomic failure is not yet completely understood. However, a loss of cells in the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord has been documented, as has a loss of catecholamine uptake and catecholamine fluorescence in sympathetic postganglionic neurons. In general, levels of catecholamines in these patients are very low while lying down, and do not increase much upon standing. Pharmacological methods of treatment ...
Davis J, OConnor E, Zhang LL, Agresti M, Matloub HS, Sanger J, Jaradeh SS, Yan JG. The Correlation between Calcium Intensity and Histopathological Changes in Brachial Plexus Nerve Injuries. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 29(7):465-472, 2013.. Petersen CL, Hemker BG, Jacobson RD, Warwick AB, Jaradeh SS and Kelly ME. Wilms Tumor Presenting with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 35 (4):267-270, 2013.. Yan YH, Yan JG, Matloub HS, Zhang LL, Hettinger P, Sanger J, JARADEH SS. Helicoid end-to side and oblique attachment technique in repair of the musculocutaneous nerve injury with the phrenic nerve as a donor: an experimental study in rats. Microsurgery 31:122-129, 2011.. Yan JG, Matloub HS, Yan Y, Agresti M, Zhang LL, JARADEH SS. The correlation between calcium absorption and electrophysiological recovery in crushed rat peripheral nerves. Microsurgery 30(2):138-145, 2010.. Cho YR, Jones SR, Pawela CP, Li R, Kao DS, Shulte ML, Runquist ML, Yan JG, ...
Cardiac autonomic function was studied in 23 alcohol dependent men by standard tests of autonomic function and measurement of 24 hour heart rate variability. In all there was peripheral or central nervous system damage or both. Standard tests of autonomic function showed vagal neuropathy in seven. The remainder had normal autonomic function tests. Twenty four hour heart rate variability was measured as the standard deviation of the successive differences between RR intervals from an ambulatory electrocardiogram recording. Twenty four hour heart rate variability was significantly lower in both alcohol dependent groups than in controls, but the results in the two alcohol dependent groups were not significantly different from each other. The results of standard tests of autonomic function did not distinguish between the alcohol dependent men with normal autonomic function and controls. The differences in heart rate variability between this group and the controls may have been the result of the ...
Dysautonomia disorders can be horrible to endure. Characterized by some very challenging symptoms ranging from nausea, problems with breathing, balance, speech and even eyesight, it is clear how these disorders can make daily living extremely difficult. Unfortunately, for the majority of dysautonomia disorders, there is no cure. Even more, there is such a broad array of types of dysautonomia and the symptoms involved in each one vary that there is also no universal treatment for dysautonomia. However, there are ways that the symptoms of different types of dysautonomia can be treated to improve quality of life. A number of ways to manage the symptoms of the more well-known dysautonomias described on our other page {What are the different types of dysautonomias} are outlined below:. Continued. ...
Introduction Autonomic dysfunction is a well-known feature in neurodegenerative dementias, especially common in α-synucleinopathies like dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinsons disease with dementia. The most common symptoms are orthostatic hypotension, incontinence and constipation, but its relevance in clinical practice is poorly understood. There are no earlier studies addressing the influence of autonomic dysfunction on clinical course and survival. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of the three most common features of autonomic dysfunction and analyze how it affects survival. Methods Thirty patients with dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinsons disease with dementia were included in this prospective, longitudinal follow-up study. Presence of incontinence and constipation was recorded at baseline. Blood pressure was measured at baseline, after 3 months and after 6 months according to standardized procedures, with 5 measurements during 10 minutes after rising. Orthostatic
Dysautonomia: This is the name from a group of conditions causing autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The autonomic nervous system controls everything your body does without you having to think about it. This includes breathing, food digestion, blood pressure and heart rate control, temperature regulation and many more. There are many types of Dysautonomia, each with slightly different symptoms although each patient will exhibit their own set of symptoms. I most likely have POTS or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. This affects my cardiovascular system, mostly my blood pressure and heart rate. When I stand up my nerves do not tell my blood vessels to constrict causing blood to pool in my legs. This causes my BP to drop and my heart to work extra hard to try and stabilize it making my HR sky rocket and sometimes causing my to faint. One of the most important treatments for this condition in fluids. Orally I can only drink about 40-50 oz a day but then I get almost 3 liters through my ...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Northera (droxidopa) to treat neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH). NOH symptoms include dizziness, light-headedness, or feelings that you may black out upon standing. This medication is for patients who also have Parkinsons Disease (PD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Pure Autonomic Failure (PAF), Non-Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (NDAN) or Dopamine Beta-Hydroxylase (DBH) deficiency. Northera has been approved by the FDA, and participants will receive medication and office appointments paid for during the study, as well as compensation for participation and travel expenses ...
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?. ∙ Dizziness and fainting when you stand up. ∙ Difficulty digesting food and feeling really full when youve barely eaten anything. ∙ Abnormal perspiration - either sweating excessively or barely at all. ∙ Intolerance for exercise - no, not that you just hate it but your heart rate doesnt adjust as it should. ∙ Slow pupil reaction so that your eyes dont adjust quickly to changes in light. ∙ Urinary problems like difficulty starting or inability to completely empty your bladder. If they do, you could have autonomic neuropathy. Especially if you have diabetes, your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, Parkinsons disease, lupus, Guillian-Barre or any other chronic medical condition.. You need to see a doctor immediately. A good place to start would be a physician well versed in diagnosing and treating nerve disease and damage, like your local NeuropathyDR® clinician.. What Is Autonomic Neuropathy?. Autonomic neuropathy in ...
Patient Story - Awareness of Chronic Pancreatitis (CP), Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD), Acute Pancreatitis, Total Pancreatectomy with Auto Islet Transplant (TP/AIT or TP/IAT), Biliary Disorders, Chronic Pain, Dysautonomia (Autonomic Dysfunction), Diabetes, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Gastroparesis, Periodic Paralysis.
CRPS is essentially a result of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. It can be categorized as CRPS Type 1 (formally Reflex sympathetic dystrophy) or CRPS Type 2 (formally Causalgia). It may or may not involve the sympathetic nervous system, hence the phrase sympathetically independent pain. Only one thing is certain about CRPS and that is the unpredictability of the condition. The cause is obscure and elusive, although we may identify sympathetic nervous system involvement in a subset of this population, hence the phrase sympathetically maintained pain.. Multimodal treatment is often necessary (and what I typically employ in my practice): Physical Therapy, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, occasional opioids, sympathetic nerve blocks, epidural infusions, bier blocks, intravenous infusions, radiofrequency ablation of sympathetic nervous system, and spinal cord stimulation. Also, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) may be necessary.. The category of phases may be considered as an older way to view ...
Dr. Morillo is a Principal Investigator for both the Arrhythmias and Developing Countries research programs at the Population Health Research Institute. Presently, he is a Professor of Medicine, Director of the Syncope and Autonomic Dysfunction Unit, and the Program Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Autonomic Physiology Fellowship. He has held a Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Research Fellowship. His main research interests are related with the development of clinical trials in the area of cardiac arrhythmias, syncope and treatment of Chagas Disease. Dr. Morillo has a long-lasting interest in developing new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, autonomic disorders, and Chagas disease. Dr. Morillo has published more than 260 articles in peered reviewed journals; over 320 abstracts and 35 book chapters in well know Cardiology textbooks. He is also the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Charles Pfizer Research Award, the National Academy ...
My MS specialist recently dxed me with autonomic small fiber neuropathy with large fiber and motor neuron involvement. She said that I have to go to Mayo, MN for their Autonomic Dysfunction Center. ...
We examined the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension and its association with glycemic control, as assessed by hemoglobin A1 (HbA1) concentration, in type 2 diabetic patients. The prevalence of orthostatic hypotension in 886 diabetics who were referred to our study and in 587 diabetics who were not given any antihypertensive drugs was 7% and 6%, respectively. The relationship between orthostatic hypotension and HbA1 levels was evaluated only in subjects not receiving antihypertensive drugs, since antihypertensive agents might induce orthostatic hypotension. HbA1 levels were 11.0 +/- 2.1% in the diabetic patients with orthostatic hypotension, which was significantly higher than the HbA1 levels of 9.9 +/- 2.2% in the diabetic patients without orthostatic hypotension. Multivariate analysis also revealed that the association remained significant after adjustment for the treatment and duration of diabetes, age, sex and body mass index. These findings suggest that glycemic control contributes to the
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Hi everyone. My daughter was diagnosed at the age of 5 with dysautonomia. Sydni is now 7. She suffers daily from the symptoms. We have seen 4 different doctors. Her pediatrician has been the most...
Although patients with cirrhosis of the liver frequently present with many gastrointestinal (GI) complaints that are most likely due to abnormal GI motility, the cause of motility disorders in this patient population is unknown. In the January 2004 issue of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, G. Nicholas Verne, MD, and associates reported on their study that examined the role of autonomic dysfunction in delayed gastric emptying in cirrhotic patients. The study involved 20 patients with cirrhosis of the liver and postprandial abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting and 10 asymptomatic noncirrhotic patients with hepatitis C (control group). In a solid-phase gastric emptying study, the mean percentage of retention at 100 minutes was 70.7% in the cirrhotic group, compared with 26.1% in the control group (greater than 50% at 100 minutes was considered abnormal). The composite autonomic score, which was the result of 5 standardized cardiovascular tests to assess autonomic function, was 3.4 for the ...
SidekicksTM: Uniting Youth and People with Parkinsons An intergenerational storysharing program presented by Lundbeck and the Davis Phinney Foundation that brings together youth and people with Parkinsons disease to share one anothers life stories in fun and creative ways. Sidekicks is designed to help people with Parkinsons share their experiences while fostering positive, meaningful connections with youth. Learn more at ParkinsonsSidekicks.com and connect with others on our Facebook page.. nOH Matters Educational resources for people living with or caring for someone with neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) - a condition that can cause symptoms like dizziness upon standing in people with an underlying neurological disorder, such as Parkinsons. nOH Matters was created in partnership with the patient advocacy community and includes helpful tools, including a symptom checker and an nOH specialist finder. Check it out at nOHMatters.com and join our Facebook community to connect with ...
The outlook for peripheral neuropathy varies, depending on the underlying cause and which nerves have been damaged. Some cases may improve with time if the underlying cause is treated, whereas in some people the damage may be permanent or may get gradually worse with time.. If the underlying cause of peripheral neuropathy isnt treated, you may be at risk of developing potentially serious complications, such as a foot ulcer that becomes infected. This can lead to gangrene (tissue death) if untreated, and in severe cases may mean the affected foot has to be amputated.. Peripheral neuropathy may affect the nerves controlling the automatic functions of the heart and circulation system (cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy). You may need treatment to increase your blood pressure or, in rare cases, a pacemaker.. Read more about complications of peripheral neuropathy.. ...
The outlook for peripheral neuropathy varies, depending on the underlying cause and which nerves have been damaged. Some cases may improve with time if the underlying cause is treated, whereas in some people the damage may be permanent or may get gradually worse with time.. If the underlying cause of peripheral neuropathy isnt treated, you may be at risk of developing potentially serious complications, such as a foot ulcer that becomes infected. This can lead to gangrene (tissue death) if untreated, and in severe cases may mean the affected foot has to be amputated.. Peripheral neuropathy may affect the nerves controlling the automatic functions of the heart and circulation system (cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy). You may need treatment to increase your blood pressure or, in rare cases, a pacemaker.. Read more about complications of peripheral neuropathy.. ...
The outlook for peripheral neuropathy varies, depending on the underlying cause and which nerves have been damaged. Some cases may improve with time if the underlying cause is treated, whereas in some people the damage may be permanent or may get gradually worse with time.. If the underlying cause of peripheral neuropathy isnt treated, you may be at risk of developing potentially serious complications, such as a foot ulcer that becomes infected. This can lead to gangrene (tissue death) if untreated, and in severe cases may mean the affected foot has to be amputated.. Peripheral neuropathy may affect the nerves controlling the automatic functions of the heart and circulation system (cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy). You may need treatment to increase your blood pressure or, in rare cases, a pacemaker.. Read more about complications of peripheral neuropathy.. ...
Dysautonomia refers to a disorder of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. Most physicians view dysautonomia in terms of failure of the sympathetic or parasympathetic components of the ANS, but dysautonomia involving excessive ANS activities also can occur. Dysautonomia can be local, as in reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or generalised, as in pure autonomic failure. It can be acute and reversible, as in Guillain-Barre syndrome, or chronic and progressive. Several common conditions such as diabetes and alcoholism can include dysautonomia. Dysautonomia also can occur as a primary condition or in association with degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinsons disease. Other diseases with generalised, primary dysautonomia include multiple system atrophy and familial dysautonomia. Hallmarks of generalised dysautonomia due to sympathetic failure are impotence (in men) and a fall in blood pressure during standing (orthostatic hypotension). Excessive sympathetic activity can present as ...
Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic dysfunction, Hypoventilation and Autonomic Dysregulation (ROHHAD syndrome) is a very rare disease affecting approximately 75 people worldwide. Patients with ROHHAD, as well as patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) have damage to the mechanism governing proper breathing. ROHHAD syndrome is a disease that is potentially lethal and incurable. Fifteen patients with ROHHAD were evaluated by Diego Ize-Ludlow et al. work published in 2007. The variable presentation of ROHHAD includes the following main symptoms: Hyperphagia and obesity by age of 10 years - (median age 3 years); Respiratory Manifestations: Alveolar Hypoventilation (median onset age 6.2 years); Cardiorespiratory arrest; Reduced Carbon Dioxide Ventilatory Response; Obstructive sleep apnea. Thermal or other hypothalamic dysregulations, with autonomic dysregulation by median age 3.6 years:Failed Growth Hormone Stimulation; Adipsic hypernatremia (inability to feel thirst to ...
First described by Lance et al in 1988,1 harlequin syndrome is characterized by a sudden onset of unilateral flushing and sweating of the face and/or upper extremity. Harlequin syndrome results from contralateral blockade of the sympathetic innervation to the vasculature of the face and/or upper extremity. The vasomotor sympathetic fibers of the face and upper extremity leave the cord at T2 to T3 and T4, respectively.2 The fibers then travel within the sympathetic chain to synapse in the superior cervical ganglion and then within the carotid plexus to reach their effectors.2 A one-sided sympathetic lesion leads to ipsilateral loss of facial flushing and anhydrosis as a normal response to heat or emotion and excessive sweating and flushing of the contralateral side.2 Harlequin syndrome is most often idiopathic; however, it can have many etiologies in adults3 and in children.2 It is associated with a 64% incidence of abnormal ipsilateral pupils, the majority being miotic, consistent with Horner ...
Epicardial fat tissue is known to have an unique endocrine function which affect the cardiac autonomic system. Heart rate recovery (HRR) is a simple non-invasive measurement that assesses autonomic nervous system dysfunction. We aimed to investigate the association among epicardial fat thickness (EFT), HRR and circadian blood pressure (BP) variation in patients with hypertension. A total of 358 consecutive patients who underwent both 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) and a treadmill test were enrolled. Echocardiographic EFT and HRR, defined as peak heart rate minus heart rate after a 1-min recovery time, were measured. Patients were classified according to the ABPM; 147 patients with hypertension with a dipping pattern at night (dippers), 140 patients with hypertension with a non-dipping pattern at night (non-dippers) and 71 normotensive controls. EFT was significantly higher in hypertensive patients, especially in the non-dipper group, compared to the controls (non-dippers, 7.5 ± 2.9 mm; dippers
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Uric acid as a potential disease modifier in patients with multiple system atrophy. AU - Lee, Ji E.. AU - Song, Sook K.. AU - Sohn, Young H.. AU - Lee, Phil Hyu. PY - 2011/7/1. Y1 - 2011/7/1. N2 - Background: Recent studies have suggested that mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress play a key role in the pathogenesis of multiple system atrophy. Methods: We evaluated the influence of serum uric acid levels on disease progression in 52 patients with multiple system atrophy using changes in the annualized Unified Multiple System Atrophy Rating Scale scores. Results: The mean annualized Unified Multiple System Atrophy Rating Scale changes were significantly lower in patients with the highest uric acid quartile compared with those with the lowest quartile (8.4 ± 5.1 vs 20.2 ± 16.0, P = .038). Serum uric acid levels had a significant negative correlation with the annualized Unified Multiple System Atrophy Rating Scale changes (r = -0.40, P = .004). Multiple linear regression ...
A dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). There are many types of dysautonomia. Some of the disorders are Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Neurocardiogenic Syncope, Mitral Valve Prolapse Dysautonomia, Pure Autonomic Failure and Multiple System Atrophy (Shy-Drager Syndrome).

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Familial Dysautonomia is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the autonomic and sensory nervous systems. This disease ... Familial Dysautonomia is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the autonomic and sensory nervous systems. This disease ...
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Dysautonomia refers to a disorder of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. Most physicians view dysautonomia in terms of ... Other diseases with generalised, primary dysautonomia include multiple system atrophy and familial dysautonomia. Hallmarks of ... Patients with chronic, progressive, generalised dysautonomia in the setting of central nervous system degeneration have a ... Dysautonomia can be local, as in reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or generalised, as in pure autonomic failure. It can be acute ...
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Familial dysautonomia is a rare genetic disorder that affects the autonomic and sensory nervous systems ... The Center also has a Fellowship program within NYU�s Department of Neurology that provides intensive training in autonomic ... conduct clinical research into the disease. Since the start, the Center�s staff have supervised the treatment of FD patients on ...
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121 Studies found for: Recruiting, Not yet recruiting, Available Studies , Autonomic Nervous System Diseases ... Recruiting, Not yet recruiting, Available Studies , Autonomic Nervous System Diseases (121 records) ... Osteopathic Manual Treatment Parkinson's Disease and Truncal Dystonia. *Parkinson Disease ... Also searched for Dysautonomia and Autonomic dysfunction. See Search Details. Applied Filters: Recruiting Not yet recruiting ...
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Autonomic nervous system function in Huntingtons disease | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & PsychiatryAutonomic nervous system function in Huntington's disease | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Objective: To investigate whether Huntingtons disease (HD) affects autonomic nervous system (ANS) functioning. ... Conclusion: Autonomic dysfunction is present even in the middle stages of HD and affects both the sympathetic and ... There was a shift in autonomic neurocardiac balance towards sympathetic predominance in the M-HD group compared with controls ( ... Patients were classified according to the motor subscale of the unified Huntingtons disease rating scale (UHDRS; mean (SD) ...
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Lightheadedness, drooling, and difficulty swallowing can occur because of autonomic nervous system dysfunction in Parkinsons...Lightheadedness, drooling, and difficulty swallowing can occur because of autonomic nervous system dysfunction in Parkinson's...

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Numerous synaptic relays and neurotransmitters allow the autonomic control of organ function at local and central levels to be ... The autonomic nervous system innervates all organs, producing predominantly involuntary and automatic actions that are mediated ... p. 5055) Diseases of the autonomic nervous system. Chapter:. (p. 5055) Diseases of the autonomic nervous system. Author(s):. ... The autonomic nervous system innervates all organs, producing predominantly involuntary and automatic actions that are mediated ...
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Correlation between the autonomic nervous system and neoplastic disease
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			Correlation between the autonomic nervous system and neoplastic disease | European Journal of Oncology

Correlation between the autonomic nervous system and neoplastic disease Main Article Content. Aneta Lidia Zygulska Department ... Zygulska A, Furgala A, Krzemieniecki K. Correlation between the autonomic nervous system and neoplastic disease. EJO [Internet ... The physiological role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) includes maintenance of homeostasis and response to stressors. ... Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is involved at early stages of tumorigenesis via β-adrenergic signaling and via central and ...
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Contribution to the Study of the Autonomic Nervous System in Children. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1927;2:191-197. ...
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Elucidating the Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Peripheral Metabolism and Metabolic Disease through the Application of...Elucidating the Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Peripheral Metabolism and Metabolic Disease through the Application of...

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Elucidating the Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Peripheral Metabolism and Metabolic Disease through the Application of ... Elucidating the Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Peripheral Metabolism and Metabolic Disease through the Application of ... This targeted FOA specifically seeks to generate scientific advancements addressing the role of the autonomic nervous system in ... may propose to develop resources in the form of novel tools or methodologies that when applied to the autonomic nervous system ...
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Autonomic Nervous System: Structure, Functions and DiseasesAutonomic Nervous System: Structure, Functions and Diseases

... functionality and pathology of the autonomic nervous system. Functional organisation ✓, structure of the VNS ✓, parasympathetic ... Functional Organisation of the Vegetative/Autonomic Nervous System. The vegetative or autonomic nervous system (from Greek: ... Autonomic nervous system divisions. The autonomic nervous system has 2 divisions based on anatomical, functional, and to a ... Gabella, G. (1976). Autonomic Efferent Neurons in the Central Nervous System. Structure of the Autonomic Nervous System, 146- ...
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Autonomic nervous system dysfunction in Parkinsons disease: relationships with age, medication, duration, and severity | GHDxAutonomic nervous system dysfunction in Parkinson's disease: relationships with age, medication, duration, and severity | GHDx

Autonomic nervous system dysfunction in Parkinsons disease: relationships with age, medication, duration, and severity. J ... Autonomic nervous system dysfunction in Parkinsons disease: relationships with age, medication, duration, and severity. ...
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What are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system? - Answered by top doctors on HealthTapWhat are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system? - Answered by top doctors on HealthTap

What tests are used to check your autonomic nervous system? * Can you describe the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system? ... What tests are used to check your autonomic nervous system? * Can you describe the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system? ... Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls virtually all the organs and systems in your body. If your sympathetic nervous ... Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls virtually all the organs and systems in your body. If your sympathetic nervous ...
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The autonomic nervous system innervates all organs, producing predominantly involuntary and automatic actions that are mediated ... The autonomic nervous system innervates all organs, producing predominantly involuntary and automatic actions that are mediated ... Numerous synaptic relays and neurotransmitters allow the autonomic control of organ function at local and central levels to be ... Numerous synaptic relays and neurotransmitters allow the autonomic control of organ function at local and central levels to be ...
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  • MSA is characterized by a combination of the following, which can be present in any combination: autonomic dysfunction parkinsonism (muscle rigidity +/ tremor and slow movement) ataxia (Poor coordination / unsteady walking) A variant with combined features of MSA and Lewy body dementia may also exist. (wikipedia.org)
  • In order to ascertain the significance of autonomic dysfunction in hypotensive maintenance haemodialysis patients, plasma norepinephrine (NE) was measured by radioenzymatic assay in 15 nondiabetic uraemic subjects of similar age and time on dialysis, five of them chronically hypotensive and 10 normotensive. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The parasympathetic system is less neatly defined anatomically since it is divided into a cranial outflow, which passes along the cranial nerves 3, 7, 9, and 10, and a sacral outflow, with cell stations in the 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th sacral segments of the cord. (lecturio.com)
  • Every year, between 50,000 and 90,000 adults in the U.S. die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications. (silverbook.org)
  • Many serious infectious diseases are acquired in the healthcare setting and those healthcare-associated infections cost U.S. hospitals between $28.4 and $45 billion each year. (silverbook.org)
  • The most commonly used diagnostic criteria and definition of CFS for research and clinical purposes were published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (wikipedia.org)
  • All had been diagnosed with coronary artery disease. (who.int)
  • 0.05), i.e. a significant positive effect was observed when yoga therapy was used as an adjunct in patients with coronary artery disease. (who.int)
  • The function of the autonomic system is to maintain blood pressure and integrety of the circulation. (healthtap.com)
  • Numerous synaptic relays and neurotransmitters allow the autonomic control of organ function at local and central levels to be integrated with the requirements of the whole body. (oup.com)
  • Autonomic function testing was done in both the groups at zero time and after 18 months. (who.int)
  • Thirty-nine patients (PD: 27 patients, MSA-p type: 12) and 12 age-matched controls were prospectively enrolled and underwent MIBG scintigraphy and autonomic function test (AFT). (biomedsearch.com)
  • These are not only deadly but costly diseases with CVD and stroke costing around $320 billion each year. (silverbook.org)
  • Approximately 85.6 million Americans suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and close to 1 in 3 deaths result from CVD. (silverbook.org)
  • Treatments are becoming increasingly personalized and advances in immuno-oncology, a field that uses the body's own immune system to fight cancer, are causing a paradigm shift in cancer treatment. (silverbook.org)
  • Alternatively, teams may focus on novel approaches to address specific knowledge gaps or scientific questions that will significantly contribute to our understanding of role of the autonomic nervous system in metabolism with the goal of accelerating scientific progress in the treatment and prevention of metabolic disease. (nih.gov)
  • There are thousands of diseases and conditions that people can have. (dysautonomiasos.org)
  • In 2015, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed and close to 600,000 people will die from the disease. (silverbook.org)
  • However, some people can alter their autonomic activities by applying adequate relaxing techniques. (lecturio.com)
  • Autonomic indices were compared with those obtained for a group of well matched healthy controls (n=60). (bmj.com)