8) Thermoregulation is the priority of this autonomic function
The current study demonstrates the procedure's effect on autonomic function
, offering an explanation for why patients may see symptom improvement with venous ballooning even though separate studies have failed to show a relationship between venous obstruction and Multiple Sclerosis.
An interesting finding of current study was that some patients with prominent reduced systolic function and similar baseline characteristics had the preserved autonomic functions
with no symptom of heart failure.
Possible biologic pathways for this association include alterations in cardiac autonomic function
, the release of circulating prooxidative and proinflammatory mediators from the lungs into the systemic circulation after particle inhalation, and translocation of ultrafine particles and soluble constituents of particles into the systemic circulation (Brook 2008).
To improve the evaluation of autonomic function
in individuals with SCI and in the future assess the effects of therapeutic interventions, the ASIA and International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) established a committee to develop a set of definitions and classifications for disorders of autonomic function
BACKGROUND: Altered heart rate variability (HRV), a marker of poor cardiac autonomic function
, has been associated with sudden cardiac death and heart failure.
When multiple regression analysis was performed, only HRV indices of autonomic function
were significantly associated with the asymptomatic status (SDNN, OR: 1.
A longitudinal design would provide for better adjustment of within-subject variation in the observed associations and allow examination of differences in baseline autonomic function
For adults, three potential mechanisms have been put forward for the PM effect: an inflammatory response that alters blood coagulation, an allergic immune response, and an alteration in cardiac autonomic function
resulting in the reduction of heart rate variability (Donaldson et al.
Blood pressure and cardiovascular autonomic function
in healthy children and adolescents.
Although the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms remain unclear, it has been hypothesized that altered autonomic function
and pulmonary/systemic inflammation may play a role.
The study, the results of which were just published in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, Volume 3, Number 1, found HRV to be the most reliable and available indicator of autonomic function
Recent studies have revealed that particulate air pollution exposure is associated with indicators of autonomic function
including heart rate, blood pressure, and heart rate variability.
5 [micro]m and cardiac autonomic function
in a group of boilermakers exposed to fuel-oil ash and metal fumes (31) revealed decreased variability in heart rate after occupational exposure, indicating autonomic dysfunction.
5] and cardiac autonomic function
based on standard heart rate variability (HRV) measures in an epidemiologic study of boilermakers.