Search for dissertations about: "vagus"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 29 swedish dissertations containing the word vagus.

  1. 1. Autonomic function and myocardial repolarisation. Studies in renal diseases and in spinal cord injury

    Author : Sinsia Gao; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : vagus; sympathetic nervous system; repolarisation; baroreflex; reproducibility; agreement; hypertension; spinal cord injury; autonomic dysreflexia; renal failure.;

    Abstract : Both experimental and clinical evidence indicates that cardiac parasympathetic markers such as baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and heart rate variability (HRV) have significant prognostic value. Furthermore, increased myocardial repolarisation lability reflected by increased QT variability index (QTVI) has been identified as a predictor for sudden cardiac death. READ MORE

  2. 2. The neuromodulatory effect, safety and effectiveness of vagus nerve stimulation

    Author : David Revesz; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Vagus nerve stimulation; VNS; Neuromodulation; Neurogenesis; VBLOC; Epilepsy; Depression; Safety; Efficacy; Effectiveness;

    Abstract : Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive palliative neuromodulatory treatment for drug resistant epilepsy (DRE) and chronic depression. It has also been proposed as a treatment for many other conditions such as chronic pain, heart failure, and Alzheimer’s disease. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Ketogenic Diet on Quality of Life and Changes in EEG and Sleep

    Author : Tove Hallböök; Lund Pediatrik; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; vagus nerve stimulation; neuropsykologi; Neurologi; neurophysiology; neuropsychology; Neurology; Medicin människa och djur ; Medicine human and vertebrates ; behaviour; attention; ketogenic diet; delta power; slow wave sleep; REM; mood; sleep; quality of life; EEG; seizure frequency; spike detection; children; neurofysiologi; Pediatri; epilepsy; Pediatrics;

    Abstract : When anti-epileptic drugs fail, and epilepsy surgery is found unfeasible or ineffective, there remains a group of at least 25% of children with epilepsy in whom seizure control cannot be achieved. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive treatment for medically refractory epilepsy. READ MORE

  4. 4. The effects of a pressure barrier on axoplasmic transport in vitro : a study in motor neurons of rabbit vagus nerve

    Author : Rudolph Hahnenberger; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

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  5. 5. Neuro-immune communication: role of the vagus nerve : an electrophysiological study

    Author : Violeta Bucinskaite; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : cholecystokinin; CCKA; CCKB; cytokines; IL-1[beta]; illness; nerve activity; NIDDM; OLETF; the vagus; vagotomy;

    Abstract : Defence mechanisms involve close interactions between the nervous and immune systems following an immune challenge. The vagal pathways which modulate major visceral functions under normal conditions are also important neural pathways for the transmission of information on peripheral conditions to the CNS. READ MORE